Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 27, 2013

It was a great week we had the baptism of Alyssa on Saturday and we have another baptism on the 9th.  Super exciting!  Things with Alyssa's baptism went well it was a little hectic because I hadn't put together a baptism in a while, but we got it all done and it worked out great.  We had a snow storm here and we were on exchanges in Story City so got stuck there for an extra night.  It's great to see the progress of the area and to know that the members are working hard to help us out too.  I miss you all so very much and am so thankful for all you do.  Keep working hard and rely on the Lord.  This Church is true and He is there for your support!
Love Elder Jach-Goates

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013

Things are going great!!!!  Alyssa is getting baptized this weekend and there will be another one in 2 weeks and another in 3 weeks as well!  This area is finally going after a lot of hard work!   The members here are doing great with helping us and really starting to be missionary minded.  We picked up a new investigator last week his name is Matt.  He has been dating a member for 3 years so has known about the church for a while and they recently got married. So he decided it was time for him to look into it for himself.  He loves the morals of the church and is a great guy.  He prays and reads his scriptures every night and after every lesson he prays and asks if what we taught was true.  Then he'll text us and let us know how he felt after praying.  Such a great investigator!
Love Elder Jach-Goates

Monday, February 11, 2013

February 11, 2013

Things are going great!   I have a new companion Elder  Claridge from Arizona.  He's an awesome kid.  He's been out for 5 months so he's still pretty new but he's a hard worker and we get along great!  The work is really picking up and the members have a lot of trust in us so hopefully we'll start seeing more referrals here soon.  We got to meet with Austin again, he is still doing great and has started reading out of preach my gospel ha what an awesome kid! He is 17 and  Alyssa is 20 and she is doing great as well!   We get to meet with her this week and get her prepared for baptism.  We got another referral from the Greene family a guy named Matt we haven't been able to meet with him yet but the Greenes are excited for us to talk with him.   President Jergensen asked me to be a district leader again.  The work here is about to explode I can feel it!
Love you all!
Elder Jach-Goates

February 4, 2013

As for the mission it has been a pretty crazy week!   A lot of things have happened!  My companion has been going through a really tough time and has decided to return home.  This past week has been super slow because of it, but with my new companion coming in on Thursday the area should explode!   There is a lot of potential here all I need is someone that will work with me and help bring the Spirit in to direct every lesson.  Alyssa is still doing well the zone leaders have been meeting with her on my request and we will start back up with her come this weekend.  We received a member referral a few weeks ago from the Greene family (I was in the same room in the MTC as their son, small world). Austin their friend is doing great.  We had a lesson with him 2 weeks ago and he took notes during the lesson and even quoted BoM scriptures! Ha ha he is an awesome kid and is super prepared.  His only hold up was telling his parents that he wanted to take the lessons so he finally mustered up the courage to talk with them and they have agreed to let him so we get to meet with him on Friday.  He has had questions for a while and has asked the Greene family or looked up the answers on  We set a date with him for baptism on our first lesson, March 16th and will work for that sadly I'll probably be gone for that but will get to see him grow for the entire time! =)  Such a great work this is!  How blessed I am to have to opportunity of being an instrument in the hands of the Lord.
Love Elder Jach-Goates