Monday, November 19, 2012

Good Week

Dear Family and friends,
Happy Thanksgiving! We had ours over a month ago, but a family is going to celebrate American Thanksgiving and have us over so that's good. I don't have much time today, but thought I'd tell you about our new investigator Diane. She was a referral from her sister Darlene who is a recent convert. We met with the two of them On Thursday for the first time. Diane has had some diseases which have left her a bit crippled and some days in pain. Despite her physical disablilties, she has a wonderful spirit and knows where to turn for strength. We had a good lesson, and the spirit came in strongly on many different occasions. After talking about the restoration and the Book of Mormon, she said she's willing to be baptized without us even needing to bring it up. A few days later, we got a call from Darlene who said she'd like to come to church this coming Sunday. It's a breath of fresh air to have an investigator who is actively seeking to know more about the gospel. Hope you're all doing well!
Love, Elder Oxborrow
p.s. 1st pic- Thanks for the signed poster from the Snow side of my family!

2nd pic- we were proud of this meal...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Don't Look Under the Fridge

Hello family and friends!
This week has been pretty exciting. We've had tons of success finding new investigators, but when it comes to the second appointment, they haven't been holding up haha. On Tuesday Zoe went to mutual and had a lot of fun. It sounds like the young women really reached out to her. We helped a less active guy rake some leaves on Thursday, that was pretty fun. Saturday was a pretty big day. We started off with 2 different service projects, then we went home and showered. We had a lesson with Zoe at 3 and we brought one of the young women from the ward. She bore her testimony of the Book of Mormon, and it was a good lesson. At the end we committed her and her dad, Mark, to come to church the next day. They accepted but Mark said they'd probably only stay for sacrament meeting. The rest of the day we were knocking and doing some passby's with a member. We found four new investigators in less than 2 hours! It was a good day ha. On Sunday we had a service based on Remembrance Day. A military wife and Naval officer spoke. I think Mark and Zoe enjoyed it. Mark wanted to go but I think Zoe wanted to stay. Next time maybe they'll stay for the whole time. We have zone conference coming up this week. Should be good. Gotta run we have zone activity today.
Elder Oxborrow

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy November!

Hello family and friends!
Hard to believe it's already a new month again. The weeks are starting to go quicker and quicker. It's been a good week. I'm adjusting to training more and more. It's a new challenge for sure, but I'm growing a lot from it. This week was a really good week of finding. We did a lot of knocking, and got 6 new investigators because of it! Hoping some of them are pretty solid. Our district leader asked me to give a training at district study on Wednesday. It was the first time I've done that but it went alright. I'm used to teaching non-members, it's a bit different teaching other missionaries. We also met with our 15 year old investigator, Zoe and got all the details for mutual on Tuesday ironed out so she'll be going to that! We're hoping the other girls reach out to her and she has fun. We also had splits this week. I stayed in Fallowfield and Elder Kastendieck, the district leader came in for the day. It was a good split. He's from Edmonton and is a pretty good guitar player. We had a dinner appointment with Steven (recent convert), and Kristal (his girlfriend) so Elder Grant was able to get to know them better. We had a good Sunday yesterday, but we had a dinner appointment 45 minutes away so that took a lot of the productiveness out of the day. Luckily we got a ride though. Overall a good week!
Happy 19th birthday to my brother Clayton!
Elder Oxborrow
p.s. President allows us to e-mail family and friends, so feel free to e-mail.