This blog chronicles Matthew Staib's progress as he serves an LDS mission over the course of twenty-four months.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Receiving the Priesthood

JT was ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood on Sunday, so that was great to see. Now he can soon go to the temple to do baptisms! We'll also talk to him about sharing the gospel with his family. He's still as incredible as ever.

This week has been pretty slow. Everyone is going places for the summer, so our appointments have been very hit-n-miss.

Earlier this week we tried to go over to the homeless shelter to see our investigator, but an older resident told us that he was no longer there. We hadn't seen him for a week and a half, so we were kinda sad that we didn't catch him before he had gone, if he had gone at all. The resident didn't know where he went to or how he left, so we took what we had heard with a grain of salt. Yesterday, one of our other investigators passed by the shelter and found him sitting outside. He's leaving for Maine on Tuesday, so we'll try and see if we can talk with him before he get's on the road. Needless to say, there goes one of the baptisms were planning.

We're still working with a couple of part-member families. It's mostly a scheduling issue we've got, and the father of one of the families wants to be alone when he takes the discussions. We're teaching him the best we can. We'll start teaching the other part-member family this week. The daughter of the family is a recent convert, and she's one of the most enthusiastic branch members we've got. It'll be wonderful if we can get their whole family together.

Well, no pictures today. The computer types I get stuck with are so inconsistent. I got some fun videos this week, though.

By the way, beeswax doesn't taste that great. I don't recommend eating it. We started off our P-Day on a fun note today. Went on a morning walk with an investigator, and then Elder Kowalk and I played some tennis. After I write this email I'll be playing baseball and ultimate frisbee with the rest of my district, so hopefully I'll be able to work off some calories and build some legs muskles (musk-ulls).

Anyway, I love you guys! Thanks for all tthe support you've given me, and I'll work on writing letters today as well!

-Elder Staib

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