Monday, June 29, 2015

It's really hot... But we have people to teach, so it's ok! :)

Things are awesome here in the WKM! Everything except for the heat... It's really hot. I'm not quite sure that I've ever been in 110+ weather. Consistently. But that's fine, because we've had a great week. 

Our mission officially splits on Wednesday when President Lewis gets here. There's a pretty big chance that I'll be in one of the three Tri-cities for the rest of my mission. :)

We had Mike and Hayden at church yesterday! And Mike brought his wife for the second time. They are both doing fantastic. Hayden's baptismal date is set for the 11th, and he's looking forward to it. We're meeting with him today to teach tithing, finish up lesson four, and schedule a baptismal interview. Mike is also doing well. He's still waiting for his answer, but he's still reading. He's somewhere in 3 Nephi right now. 

We found two new investigators last week, Andrew and Chris. We found them both on Thursday, and had another lesson with both of themon Saturday. And they both committed to baptism on the 25th of July

Elder Malcolm is a fantastic missionary. I keep telling people that he's really just training me. He is awesome. He's figured out the area really fast and he's been a really good help for the investigators we have. 

I absolutely love being a missionary. There is no greater work than this!

Love, Elder Plehn

Monday, June 22, 2015

It's a Boy :)

Hey Everyone! 

Mission calls came this week! I'm going to be staying in the Washington Kennewick mission! My companion Elder Brinkerhoff is being transferred to Wenatchee, which means he will be in the Washington Yakima Mission when the Kennewich mission splits on the 1st of July. And I am going to be receiving a brand new missionary, straight from the MTC! It's going to be awesome. :) I loved my trainers, Elder Schoenberger and Elder Asplund. They were awesome. And now I get to train a brand new missionary. I am really excited. I am going to miss Elder Brinkerhoff, but I am excited for the fresh perspective and the "greenie fire" that my new companion will bring to this area. 

We have had a good week here. just in the last two days, we have set up appointments with three or four part member families that area excited to have us share a message. We also had two investigators at church: Hayden and Mike! Hayden's dad came too. Hayden is on date for the 27th, and he is getting excited. We are going to be meeting with him three times this week, just to make sure that we have enough time to cover all the material with him before we schedule a baptismal interview. Eric, Hayden's dad has been less-active since he was 15 or so, and he is making a ton of progress. He quit drinking cold turkey and is eager to come to church. At church he was talking about bringing his two other children who are going to be staying with him for the summer to church next week.

 Mike, our other investigator at church is progressing well too. And he said that his wife will be coming to church next week! It is so cool to see investigators filled with a desire to share what they have found. Mike probably won't be baptized in June, but that's ok, because that means that he and his wife are going to be baptized together. :) My new companion's first week in the field will be awesome! The Morgans, a Recent Convert family in the Willowbrook ward went to the temple for the first time to do baptisms on Friday, and they had some truly incredible spiritual experiences as they were baptized and confirmed for their parents.

Missionary work is awesome! 
Elder Plehn