Monday, August 27, 2012

All is Well!!!

Hello Family!

Things are going really great! Elder Ellgen and I are doing really well. You asked about Elder Ellgen.  He is from Craig, Colorado which is close to Vernal.  He came out a month after I did, so he will return home next March. 

That investigator that we said is progressing set a date to be baptized! And we have been teaching two new investigators who both came to church in the YSA Ward and are going to come to FHE today.

This past week was fun.  We had transfers on Wednesday. We taught our new investigators on Wednesday. Then on Thursday we set a baptismal date with our other investigator. Then on Friday we went to the office to pick up mail and one of my previous Zone Leaders in Cardston, Elder Langi who had finished his mission this last transfer, but didn't leave until Sunday because he is from Tonga, came with us for the day.  It was a lot of fun.  We taught investigators and for our dinner break we visited with this Tongan family in our Stake.  We sang that song that we sang for you on Mother's Day.

On Saturday I saw Elder Orozco.  He was at the church meeting with all the Spanish missionaries to go to on a picnic. Elder Orozco is now training a new missionary in the Spanish program.

Yesterday we had two investigators come to church which is really great! So though I am sad to see Elder Grbin go, all iswell and I like Elder Ellgen!

Love, Elder Dowd
P.S. Happy Birthday Carly! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Elder Grbin Transferring

Dear Family and Friends,

Hey! Yes, it is transfers this week and I am sad to anounce that Elder Grbin is being transferred, to Cardston which is exciting for him and I'm really happy for him. My new companion's name is Elder Ellgen. I am really bummed that Elder Grbin is leaving, but I can't change that. He is going to be in the Barfuss' Ward. I will see if Sister Leavitt will call you when she comes to the States again.  I can't really think of anything I want in a package except a Betos Burrito.  Any way you could think to freeze or refrigerate one to get up here would be appreciated! :)

Elder Ellgen

Sounds like a fun week you've had. Elder Grbin and I have had a really good week. We picked up two new investigators this past week.  One is a member of a family that just got baptized on Saturday and one, well he drove up to us on the street and started talking to us.  We taught him last night and he is very interesreted and interesting.

Mom, to answer your question we are just Zone Leaders, not District Leaders too.  Our Zone has two Districts in it and we attend District Meetings at one District one week, and the other District the next week.  Other than that nothing too big except... we should be having a baptism here pretty soon.  One of our investigators is making a lot of progress so yeah, thats that. 

I sure do love ya, sorry that this letter isn't too long.
Love, Elder Dowd

Monday, August 13, 2012

Things are Great!


Things have been going alright since I wrote last Wednesday.  Nothing too exciting really.  Every Thursday we spend all morning planning out our next week, so that's what we did. Then on Friday we go to the mission office and pick up the zone's mail and that's always fun.  On Saturday we went on exchanges and I went to the 2nd and Panorama Wards which both Elder Grbin and I have previously served in. That was fun.  We went to a baptism and it was really good. Then we had dinner with the Assistants after. Then on Sunday it was good in our family ward, no investigators came, so I blessed the Sacrament and then in the YSA Ward our investigator came on her own which was great.  There was only one speaker who showed up so the Bishopric called on this couple that helps the Ward and the wife bore a really powerful testimony which was really great.  That was pretty much the highlights of the week.

We live with a really nice family named O'Brien.  Today we are going to play ping pong and get some shopping done.  The other Elders in our District live with a family who have a ping pong table, so we will go over there.

Oh! Last night there was a hailstorm for a little while, that was a change.

Well, yep I sure love you!
 Love,  Elder Dowd