Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Ua Le Lava a'u

From Elder Paul Freeman, dated March 5, 2008

Dear Family,

We went on a pretty neat hike this morning for our pday, and I've got a bunch of neat pictures*.
It's been a pretty rough transfer. We haven't had a baptism so far this year and there aren't any great prospects. It makes me wonder what the hang up is. We're doing our best as missionaries to teach and commit investigators and some of them are making real progress. The ward also puts forth a great effort. But, I can't help but wonder what it will take for the tremendous potential of this area to bear fruit. I've got an idea that will enable members to become more involved with missionary work on all aspects. We'll bring it up in ward counsel on Sunday, but it's kinda like the same thing** Bishop Duke asked me to do when i was home for five weeks. Hopefully it will help things come around.

So, they moved us into a new appartment. This one is a little bit nicer and roomier but only 1 bathroom shared by 4 missionaries. It use to be occupied by the sisters like the last one.
Sorry my time run short, more to come next week.


Elder Freeman

* Editor's note: A sister in Elder Freeman's area taught him how to crochet, and he told me he found it a great stress-release. I believe the hat he is wearing is his own handiwork.

**Elder Freeman taught a member-missionary class while he was home on medical leave.