Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Hey family! I'm short on time but I'll write as much as I can
This week was a good one!
We finally got Elder Bailey a bike. He got an old one for free from a member family, the Fraedrichs. He didn't care about having a nice one, so that was neat for him to save $300.
LAst Friday and Sat I went ot Vista for the day for a leadership training. All ZL, DL, and trainers go. It was pretty neat to see how to be a better missionary, and to better use the Spirit in lessons and finding new people to teach. Heavenly Father definitely knows his children, and leads us to them and their needs. It's amazing how many people we meet that are ready for the Gospel.
We have a new investigator named Lahraseb [edit last name]. He is a political refugee from Iran, and is now good friends with the bishop. We got him a Farsi Book of Mormon, and it is weird looking! It's pretty neat though. He is a Christian, and really likes the Church.
I'm not sure whether I mentioned Zion [edit last name], a new investigator or not. He's from S. Carolina, and a good guy. It's hard to have focused lessons sometimes, but he is progressing well. He was as high as a kite one lesson, so we had to reteach it! That was funny. He seemed non-interested in the Church yesterday, and we were thinking of dropping him, until he said that he "feels his Spirit again" when he meets with us. He said it was a long time since he felt that good, so we're going to continue meeting with him. I'm excited to see where it goes.
We've been having a great week working with members and such. Most good/great weeks for missionaries here include 1-2 referrals. We currently have 15 to contact, and we've already contacted 16. Some are inactive members, some are nonmembers. It is really neat to see blessings flow in. We are staying very busy!
John accepted to live the Word of Wisdom this week. Now comes the process of quitting smoking! He seems determined though. I am excited. He loves reading the Book of Mormon and meeting with us. It's pretty neat to see
Thank you for your love and support! I hope you Utahns are keeping warm! I am doing very well, and staying busy.
Love you all
Have a good one
Elder Jon La Follette

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