Monday, February 29, 2016

New Transfer

Transfers have left me with a new companion and a new area. Elder Poulter and I were doubled into the Crestview ward (still in Richland) on Wednesday. I have now been doubled in 5 times compared to the 3 times I have been transferred normally. Elder Poulter is pretty much the coolest missionary ever! He's from SLC, UT, and we were in the same group coming into the mission field. We're really excited to be together in this ward. There are so many solid members who are excited to finally have some Elders. There have been sisters in the Crestview ward for a long time, so were excited to take the elders and high priests out with us and work more with the youth, especially the Young Men. 

I'm so glad that I'm a missionary! It's a great work that brings so much joy! I know that families can be together forever because of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Elder Plehn

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hello Everyone!

Hello Everyone!

So, in the past month, I have been able to see 4 people that I have previously taught be baptized and make a covenant to follow Christ. This week was Brenda. If any one you remember Mike Gilbert, who I taught, was baptized, and then passed away a few months later, this is his wife. She was so happy to be baptized and get on the track to the temple where she can be sealed to her husband. It was one of the best baptismal services I've been to. The ward packed the Relief Society room full, and the Spirit was very strong. 

We had a good week too. We found three awesome new investigators, Sam, David, and Barbara. Sam accepted a baptismal date of the 12th, and we are excited that he is going to progress. The bad news is that we got our transfer calls last night. I
m going to be doubled into the Crestview Ward (I'm staying in the same stake and zone) with Elder Poulter. I'm really excited to serve there, even if it means I have to leave the Colombia ward. 

Being a missionary is the best thing I've ever done. There are so many incredible experiences that I've had that there is no way I could ever remember them all or write them all down. But I have learned for myself that Jesus Christ is my Savior and the Savior of the world. Have a great week as you remember Christ!

Elder Plehn

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Baptisms :)

I love it when people get baptized! :) Last Saturday, Elder Coleman and I got to go back to Hermiston for Mo and her daughter Iyanelli's baptism. Then this last Saturday, we got to go back again and see Robert's baptism! I am so glad and grateful that our mission is small enough that we can see those we taught get baptized. There is nothing more rewarding or fulfilling as a missionary than to see someone you have worked so hard with and prayed so much for be immersed by someone who holds priesthood authority from Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. 

Elder Plehn