Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

Dear Parents,

It is amazing all that Emily is accomplishing in her new area.  It is so good to hear that KML was baptized.  Too bad Emily didn't get to go back for the baptism.  When we baptized KMJ, the Elder who did a lot of the work with him got to come back and do the baptism.  It was a very similar situation actually.

We are still just finding people in this new area.  The "B" family are still doing fairly well though.  They didn't come to church but are still meeting with us and have lots of support.  We have a lot of meetings this next week but should still be able to do lots of finding.

Once again, not a long email.  

Love you,
Elder Stapley

Monday, May 16, 2016

May 9, 2016

Dear Parents,
I've been transferred.  My new area is the Bellevue 1st ward.  Its like a suburb of Omaha and we actually have a chunk of south Omaha in our area.  Elder Duerksen and I whitewashed the area and we knew very little about it. Fortunately we had both served in this zone before and knew enough to get started.  I took a picture of a map of Bellevue and we used that to locate our apartment (thank goodness Elder Duerksen had been there before) and then we spent the rest of the day just sort of wandering around Bellevue trying to find our investigators.  I get lost fairly easy but Elder Duerksen is somehow even worse.  We decided that getting lost is probably what we are going to remember best about this transfer.  Fortunately, he has a good sense of humor.

We have an appointment with a family tonight.  They are good friends of a member couple who have been helping the missionaries teach them.
They are our best candidates for baptism right now and by all accounts are way prepared.  I'm excited.

Most of this last week was just us trying to get in contact with everyone the missionaries had been working with.  We got lost a lot.  Bellevue, I'm pretty, sure was drawn out by a 3 year old.  Whole lotta squiggly lines.

Sorry I'm out of time.  Happy Mother's day, Mom. 

Love you all!
Elder Stapley