Monday, March 20, 2017

Changes! Week of March 13, 2017

Hello Lovely People!

Lots of great things have happened this week! To start off, I have a
new companion! Her name is Sister Giles (pronounced Jiles) and she's
from Saratoga Springs, UT. She's super awesome and really fun to work
with!

Something cool is happening this week! ONE OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES IS
COMING TO THE MISSION!!!! WOOHOO!! Elder Ronald A. Rasband is coming
to talk to the missionaries on how we can improve the work and be the
best missionaries we can be! I'm beyond excited! It's not very often
you get to be in the same room as an apostle! It's going to be so
cool!!

In other news we set a baptism date with Raymond for March 25th!!!
Yay! We're so proud of how far he's come and the baptism he's going to
have. This area hasn't had many baptisms until recently so we're so
happy the work is progressing.

Speaking of baptisms, about a month or so ago someone from missionary
headquarters came and had a meeting with all the Zone Leaders and STLs
and taught a new way to plan. Then the Zone Leaders showed us and it's
made a HUGE difference in the mission! There's been an enormous
increase on the number of baptisms in this mission. We had another
zone meeting this week and realized two companionships have a baptism
date set for April 15th. After looking at the numbers and thinking
about how much everyone's improved, we all made it a goal that EVERY
companionship in the Lewisville zone will have a baptism on April
15th. If someone would've said that in a meeting a month ago I
would've said, "ARE YOU CRAZY???" But after seeing the results of this
inspired planning method and the increase of baptisms, I really
believe we can accomplish this goal. With the Lord's help anything is
possible. I have faith and I'm DETERMINED to have a baptism on April
15th!

Well that's all that's happened this week! You're all amazing and I
wouldn't be who I am today without any of you! Lots of love!

"You have not failed until you quit trying."  ~Gordon B. Hinckley

Sister Poulton
Texas Fort Worth Mission

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