Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Another slow but good week in Many - 9/15/14

Elder Lehr celebrating his birthday 7 months late

Elder Lehr with Pres. & Sister Hansen (Louisiana Baton Rouge Mission)

The work here is going slowly but it's going. It is very different from Sierra Leone where my problems are more about food and water and stuff to here where it's more finding people. A difficulty here is finding people. Not only people who are willing to listen but people. haha There are more dogs here than there are people. I'm kinda tempted sometimes to preach the gospel to every creature, literally. Sometimes it's tempting just to teach someone's dog haha. Especially when we have no miles left.  But it all good. I absolutely love the members here. 

Investigators: We still were not able to see Marty but we did see Raymond and he is pretty good. He promised to read on Saturday and we had a really good lesson. And the sisters got a full family as a referral and they came to church and are awesome! So I'm happy for them. 

Less active: We saw a few less actives and we had one more come to church which was really cool to see. His name is Jeff. Also we saw a man named Sean and he really wants to come back to church and has promised us he would. He smokes but still he is awesome. We are just trying to help him understand that even if he smokes he can still come to church. 

We had a Zone Conference and I finally got a picture with the mission president, Mom :) It was good. We focused quite a bit on goals and obedience. Haha We also went to Hobby Lobby there and the elders in our district got some small souvenirs. I got a metal plaque that says "A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do" and then I got a Confederate flag bandana. So awesome haha. Elder Hacking and I are getting along better. 

Love You all
Elder Christian Lehr

p.s. The pictures are me and the district celebrating my 19 birthday 7 months late. The picture with President and Sister Hansen. And an awesome car wash in our area that says "Holy Water Car Wash. We will wash the Hell out of your car." haha It's so awesome.

(Note: Elder Lehr never received the packages that we sent to him for his birthday at the beginning of the year in Sierra Leone. I still don't think they ever left the U.S. So we made up for it and sent him another package now that he's in Louisiana. Also, things were kind of crazy when his MTC group arrived in Sierra Leone. He had to leave at 4 am the next morning for Bo so he was never able to get a picture with just him and Pres. & Sister Ostler upon his arrival.  And the evacuation kind of messed things up for a picture with them before he left. I guess he'll have to get that picture at his mission reunion.)

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