Wednesday, November 3, 2010

8/16/10 Getting the Members Involved

All is well here in Cocoyoc. Well, last week I didin't tell you about my new companion so I thought I would this week. Elder Bautista is from Catapec, Estado de Mexico (the state of Mexico) just outside the federal district which is only like 2 hours away. He's 26 years old and has been a member for four years. Only half of his family are members. Because he's a lot older than everyone I think he has a tough time relating with the other missionaries. We get along pretty well. He's kind of nerdy, but he's a hard-worker.
This week didn't go too well. We've had a pretty tough time finding people to teach. But yesterday we planned really well what we're going to do. Yesterday we started a project with the two wards in our area. We put the goal for them to give away a box of Book of Mormons (36 copies) in the next month. The two wards are going to give away a box and my companion and I are going to give away another box. We gave the members two questions they can ask to any person in order to give away a Book of Mormon. 1. Do you like to read? 2. Would you be interested in reading a book that talks about Jesus Christ visiting the Americas? If the person says yes they give them a paper to write their address, and then we go and give them the book with the testimony of the member that gave the reference. I'll tell you how it goes. We really hope the members get excited to work.
Dad congrats on the long bike ride. Sorry, but I don't think I will ever accompany you on one of those rides.
Sorry I don't have anything else to write about. I don't have any pictures to send either because I left my camera charger in my other area. Hopefully they send it to me soon.

Take luck,

Elder Hansen

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