Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Giving Away

Dear Family,

Sometimes it is more important to give than to keep for yourself. This week, Elder Smith and I, ended up giving away most of our investigators. I don't know if you know Sister Dyke and her kids, Ethan and Lindsey. Our ward mission leader, saw them at church and asked Sister Dyke if she was ready to let her kids take the missionary lessons and be baptized. She said yes. We found out that she actually doesn't live in Garrison Creek Ward anymore. She is currently living at her parents' house in the Tiffany Park Ward.

We really loved to teach them because they were so prepared, but after discussing it with President Rasmussen, we decided it would be best that we hand them over to the Tiffany Park Sisters. It was difficult organizing so many schedules, but in the end, all worked out. The Dyke's were excited to meet the Sisters from that ward and to hear that they could meet at their house instead of at the church building.

The next day, we had a lesson with another one of our investigators, Kyle O. We finally got to teach him something and he expressed his desire to change his life and make some new friends. We knew that he is YSA age and we planned from the start to refer him. Now that he is up and running, we referred him to the James Hill YSA Sisters.

I know what it is like to receive referrals. It makes my day! I leap for joy! We probably made some other missionaries' day this week. Now that we have let our investigators go, our teaching pool has been reduced a lot. So, we are going to find more! I know that it is more important that they get baptized with proper fellowship from where they live rather than just keeping them for a number. In the end, I don't think the numbers will matter, but the conversions will. I know that this is the Lord's work and as we do our best, He will help us succeed. He will bless us for our willingness to let them go. I know that this church is true and that it is for everyone! I love you all, and I hope you have a great week!

Elder Bretton Steiner.

The Renton Zone!

Name-tag picture at the actual Garrison Creek!

We helped Sister Remington move!

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