Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Baptism of Lindsay and Avery

Fun in the Rain

Elder Izach and AP's

May 28, 2013

It was a pretty crazy week!  There have been storms all week and its suppose to keep up the rest of this week as well.  There was a tornado warning last Sunday and 5 tornados touched down in Ames my last area.  Pretty nuts!   We went and played in the rain and got soaked so that was fun.  We picked up a new investigator yesterday she's the daughter of an inactive member she's in her twenties and really wants to have a better relationship with God.  She's pretty timid but wants to learn so we'll see where it goes.  I got to go on exchanges with the APs last Monday evening and it was a blast.  We talked a lot about how I was doing and how I have grown the past 18 months and they said that President has been talking about me a lot lately and that people in the zone are really impressed by my comments in meetings and things,  Ha so I guess that's a good thing.  Helps me feel like I'm doing a good job.  Crazy to think I only have 6 months left.  Really feels like just yesterday that I was in the MTC.  Life goes fast take those precious moments while you have them.
Love Elder Jach-Goates

Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 20, 2013

It was yet again another great week! We had 2 baptisms on Saturday.  They went extremely well!!! We don't have many investigators now but we have a ton of really solid potentials.  We get a car this week so we will be able to get to all of them without finding time to walk back and forth especially since they don't really live that close to each other.  We have zone conference this week and it will be President Jergensens last one with us.  Pretty crazy!  This past week has been a little stressful with companions and things luckily I've had my share of rough comps that I know how to sort things out now! ha! =)
Love Elder Jach-Goates

Monday, May 13, 2013

May 13, 2013

Things are great!  Mothers Day was awesome, and a happy mothers day to all my wonderful mothers.  Especially my mommy Kim Goates. Love you mom.  No one can compete with you! =)!  This last week was great!  We went on exchanges and got to walk around in the rain and got soaked ha ha, but it was a good time.  We have 2 baptisms scheduled for this Saturday so that's way exciting.  We have a ton of potentials that we are going to see and all of them are families that seem really interested.  So we'll see what happens.  It's so great to be right here in Des Moines right close to the mission home.  My companions are doing well, ha a little home sick from yesterday but that's normal.  I told them the next phone call wont be near as bad.  It's so crazy to think I only have 6 months left.  It literally feels like I just got here.  It's been an amazing experience and wouldn't trade it for anything.  I love you all and I hope everything is going great for you.
Love Elder Jach-Goates

Monday, May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

Things are still going great!  I realized I never mentioned my companions names or really anything about them.  Elder Witham is the visa waiter and he is from Provo and Elder Elson is from Chico California and has been out for about 6 months.  The baptisms of the mother and daughter are scheduled for the 18th, and they are doing great!  The husband is a member but has been in-active for a long time and has come back into activity now because of his wife. He has been in the army for a while so we talk about that a lot which is great.  Rob (the guy who showed up to church) is doing great we met with him last week and he accepted the invitation to be baptized and we are going to try and set a date with him this week.   We had Elder Anderson and Elder Clayton of the presidency of the 70 and Elder Dube of the 1st quorum of the 70 talk to us on Saturday and it was a great meeting filled with the spirit.  Then Elder Dube came and talked to us at stake conference on Sunday and really encouraged the members to do more missionary work.  So we'll see what happens.  Something crazy that Elder Anderson said was that missionary work is about to change... just some food for thought! =) Hope all is well back home and that you are following the spirit in all you do!
Love Elder Jach-Goates

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