January 7, 2019


Bakersfield, CA (West)


Elder Garett Summers

Week 15


A highlight of this last week was that we ran into a family of 5 who were going for a stroll. They were interested in hearing what we had to say and we shared with them how God is our Heavenly Father and that he loves us. We were able to set up a time to come back with them.

We got transfer calls on Saturday and I will be staying in the same area with the same companion. I am happy to still be with Elder Summers. I will be officially done being trained tomorrow.

Last week I made chili in the crock pot you sent and it was a good success. I have also used the rice cooker and it has been nice. Could you send our pancake recipe?

A couple responses that have happened a decent amount of times from others while we are finding people to teach is that they say they are already Catholic, or they disagree with us about grace and works.

One person we talked with this last week was a devout Catholic. He invited us into his home to talk with him. We shared a little with him, then he shared a lot with us. One thing he talked to us about was communion (I think the Catholic version of the sacrament) and how they believe the bread literally becomes Christ's physical flesh. It was interesting to hear his beliefs.

I am getting more comfortable knocking on people's doors (still could be more comfortable). Something that different missionaries do differently is whether or not we knock on "no soliciting" doors. Elder Pixton did not knock on "no soliciting" doors, but Elder Summers does (unless it specifies religion on their notice). I am still finding my opinion about it.

Elder Parker

He also sent us a letter that I've attached as photos.


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