Monday, July 15, 2013


Hey! This week there was some changes made in how we do the work here. For one thing, no activities for missionaries except for monthly events, at least as far as I understand it, they are trying to shift the responsibility to the members so we have to have full confidence that they can make the changes they need to to take control of things. Obviously it's a little tough because we just had like a big renaissance in our branches over here where a lot of people were starting to come back and participate, and we were getting a lot of investigators and referrals, nearly all of them in fact. This is all being said though, this is the new direction that President wants us to move in and even though it's hard we just have to trust that we maybe can't understand the full long and short term effects of it all and that we will be blessed from it, we just need to try to work hard to adjust to it and get another game plan in action. We also had a few audits this week that I was able to participate and and translate and do MLS stuff. I worked with Elder Bergerner, the chief Eastern Europe auditor, and it was a good experience and I learned a lot about Church policy, finances, and a bunch of other stuff even though it was just for a few days of doing it all. Not a bunch of updates this week as far as investigators go, we are still working with all the Russians but the Americans seemed to have gotten derailed somehow, granted one of them told us that he read about Mormonism on the Internet and you can imagine how that conversation went but we just told him that he is entitled to his opinion and that we are just here to invite people to read the Book of Mormon, pray about its' message, and come unto Christ by being baptized by someone holding the true Priesthood authority. On the bright side though we are having some progress and moving forward and working with people that we never really thought would be willing to hear our message. I hope you guys all have an awesome week, thanks for everything you do for me. I love you!

-Elder Skene

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