Hello Everyone！This week is transfers. As of right now, I don't have my companion yet. He will be arriving off the Plane from the Northern Zone. Elder Fukofuka is his name.
The last transfer has been really slow in the Manly area. Hopefully with renewed energy we will be able to make things happen!
We went on trade offs this week with our district leader Elder Tenney. He is in the Camp Hill area and that area is pretty slow as well. They currently have no bishop. He just moved and they are in the process of finding a new bishop.
We also went on splits with other members of our ward. It was a huge success. The people we went to visit were the members Home teaching families. The people we went on splits with are Sam and Andrew. They are brothers, recently got baptized, and are preparing to go on missions. They are also home teaching companions. Sam and Andrew weren't able to visit any of their home teaching families before, but when we went this time, we were able to visit four of them and have a lesson wit one of them. I went with Sam and my companion went with Andrew. Sam is 18 and just became an Elder. He got to give his first blessing to one of the members. It was great!
President has been wanting us to work with the members. There is something called the Gestalt Theory. It means that the sum of the two parts is greater than the whole. Basically it means 1+1=3. He talks about yoking with members. When two horses pull a load, they can pull triple or quadruple the amount that one horse can pull. That is because when one horse sees the other pulling it gives the other more motivation. But when one horse isn't doing the work, the whole load will stop. It's a little hard to explain, but there is a video you can watch by Elder Boyd K Packer where he talks about it.
Manly has so much potential, we just have to yoke with the members and things will happen!