Our week is going ok. We are just having a hard time finding new investigators. I don't know what it is. It is just difficult. We have been practicing how we talk to people, and are changing our approach up. We are supposed to have finding activities for 4-5 hours each day. So lots of tracting and talking to people and other ideas. Speaking of which, do you guys have any ideas on how to find more people to teach? What were some things you did in your mission dad? Yesterday was probably one of the best sundays of my whole life. It was so spiritual. First off, we were in ward council in an upstairs room (It is a really old church building with a basement and upstairs), and we could hear the other sacrament meeting going on downstairs. A women started to sing "O holy night" and we all got quiet and the spirit was just so strong, one of the most strongest feelings I have ever gotten. It was all in my chest, and burning too! I thought I was on fire. But it was so awesome. And then the sacrament meeting was really awesome, it was a Christmas program. The spirit was just as strong. And then the sunday school classes were about Charity and Christlike attributes. We had some good talks on that. I really am so grateful for Christ and all he does for me. His example is perfect. I was reading in 2 Nephi 9, and it talked about Christ and his atonement, and it was exactly what I needed that day. The Lord has been answering my prayers through the Scriptures a lot lately. It has been really cool. On Friday, the sisters in the other ward put on a Christmas devotional, and they had us singing in it. I suck at singing. I could've played the drums or something. But that has been our week. Our investigators are doing ok. They didn't come to church, so we are going to be talking about that with them. On sunday night we drove through this nativity scene that another church put on. All the people were real people and they just stood still, while we drove through this little park. It was really cool! I will send pictures!
Monday, December 14, 2015
hello family, I am doing well. 1st off you have to do a Christmas photo this year!!! A new one!!!!! And then photoshop me in or something! haha. Thanks for the package, and the music, I love it! This week was pretty good. We found two new investigators, and they are Golden. So it all first happened, three weeks ago. we were walking along this road, and someone drove by and then stopped, and he rolled down the window, and it was the YSA branch president, and he invited us over for the FHE at his house. So we got in and we went there to his house. And we are there, and one of the YSA branch presidents counselors, starts talking to us, and he told us that his step son texted him randomly and said that he wants to get baptized! And they live in our ward boundaries. So we just started teaching them this week! They are awesome. They said they are willing to do anything to get baptized! So that was really cool. We had our ward Christmas party and it was fun. We had two investigators come. Then last night, some members gave us Christmas presents, and that was cool. The work is picking up. We had a lot of meetings this week, so we weren't able to get out much and work. We started doing service at salvation army, and that is a lot of fun. The guy said he had been praying for some new volunteers, cause they were running short. So that was really cool.
I heard of Blake murphy, but I never knew him. Everything he says is so true. Don't get girlfriends berfore missions, practice 6:30 before, and read and do hard things. The mission is hard, especially mentally. But it is awesome to just come home, tired from a good days work. I love it. Sometimes we need to have a remotivation. I feel like the scriptures help me out with that. I love when you say "Work your butt off". In preach my gospel it says the key to missionary work is work! I really love that.
Well thanks, for everything. Please send a Christmas card, with a picture of you all. Thanks! I love you!
Monday, December 7, 2015
Hi, I am doing well! Things are awesome here in Pendleton. This week was slow though. We are having a hard time finding. But, there was this member from a different ward, who told us that his step son and daughter in law want to get baptized! And they live in our boundaries, so that is so cool. I am so excited for that. We didn't have anyone come to church this week, and that was a bummer.
I received that package, thank you so much! I love you guys tons! Nothing new or exciting this week. I will be here for Christmas. The next transfer day is in January. That is crazy that everyone is getting a mission call! I don't know what is going to happen during Christmas day yet, but maybe we will Skype :) just kidding, we can Skype.
Yesterday we had a great Gospel principles class as well. We talked about service again. This is one of the best times of the year to give service. We just met with the Salvation army people, for some service opportunities, and they said they had been praying for someone to come to help them out. That was really cool. So they kicked out Brother Stewart already? He wasn't even there very long. Oh well. One day dad, you will be WML again. Haha. And Bishop.
Thanks for everything, I love you guys! I have some pictures today! P.S. Send me the family Christmas card this year.
Love Elder Caskey