May 30, 2016


Flower Mound 3rd Ward


Elder Jacob Parsons

It's A Beautiful Day In Texas!

Hey famiglia! Come state ragazzi tutti facendo?

This week has been an interesting one. Remember how I told you about

how we taught so many people last week and that everything was going

really well? Well, for some reason, I just didn't feel it. I went down

hill and lost some motivation. I still knew that I needed to be out

and teaching and such but I just lacked the drive that I had just last

week. It was weird to me. I then went down hill in other areas which

really got me frustrated again. Nevertheless, I knew that I could

climb back up and that I must climb back up.

This area has started to get more lessons and people, however the

biggest problem that we are running into is getting consistent

lessons. We have a lot of people I our teaching pool, but we only end

up teaching them maybe once a month or twice if they aren't

particularly busy. Because of that, they don't progress much if at

all. Communication is a pretty big issue here. Nevertheless, we are

making headway with the members and on our own.

One of the ways that we have found some success is by doing something

that we call a blitz. Basically the whole district gets together in

one area and we all go contact for a couple hours. It has turned out

pretty well! We have seen about 8 or 10 new people to teach in our

area and in the Lantana ward. It has been pretty productive in this


We and the zone leaders tried doing a Book of Mormon stand. It didn't

work as much as we would hope, but then again, there also isn't a big

social hub here in Flower Mound. We found it was much more effective

to just get a few companionships and go teach everyone in a park and

give everyone a copy of the Book of Mormon. We got to talk to a lot of


For some reason, Sunday's are the best day of the week! It is probably

because the Lord has promised that it would be. Yesterday in a lesson

I was turning to D&C 6 to show the person we're teaching a scripture

and I saw verse 9. It says "Say nothing but repentance unto this

generation; keep my commandments, and assist to bring forth my work,

according to my commandments, and you shall be blessed."  I thought to

myself, there are three principles in that verse. The verse explains

how to do missionary work and live the gospel in one sentence. The

gospel truly is simple.

I had a great time this last week and I am really learning a lot!

Love, your missionary son and brother, Elder Jefferies


« Back

Coming Events

Texas Fort Worth Mission

Length of Service

100 %

Days in Mission Field