West Virginia Charleston Mission

West Virginia Charleston Mission

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

“Hope y'all had a good Christmas”

Hey everyone! 

So this last week and a half has been NUTS! Lots of good stuff happening here! So first, transfers: Elder Palmer is leaving :'(   He's headed to Hillsville Virginia, Pembroke Zone. Pretty lame to only be together for one transfer, but I'll have to get over it. Elder B. Webb is my new companion! He sounds really cool from what I have heard, he actually knew Elder Baggett back home! It will be fun! 

Skyping my family was awesome, but I won't bore you all with the details of that conversation - haha. We did spend Christmas with the Sebastiani's and ate a lot of good food, which was sweet. (A lot of which I actually helped prepare!)  We had a Christmas program and the song we sang in the choir was pretty sweet, it's called On a Still and Starry Night. 

So Elder Baggett is getting the boot to Lynchburg with Elder Kropushek and Elder Hepworth is going to Beckley with Elder Vai! It's going to be awesome. We are getting a lot of good missionaries in the Zone as well! 

People we are seeing: 

We are going to be seeing Kenny less now sadly. He's been reading a lot of the Book of Mormon but he's oddly opposed to the idea of coming to church:( We are going to keep him in our prayers! Kayla has still been sick, especially since she is pregnant but we are seeing her and her family tonight. 

Keelon is awesome!! Elder Baggett and I got to teach him last Friday while on exchanges. It was easily one of the most powerful lessons on my mission. It was amazing to see how all the questions he had were answered so simply by the Restoration and it brought the Spirit so powerfully. He's out of town a little longer for break, but he'll be getting back soon and we are really excited to see him. 

We had a lesson with Kennedy yesterday, first one in a while and it went really well. We taught about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it was great. He had read the chapter in the Book of Mormon we gave him and he had a lot of great questions about baptism and the plan of salvation. I really think as he keeps reading and praying, he'll know it's true! 

We started teaching Nathan's girlfriend Randy last week when we got to see them. She was in a very similar boat as him in terms of religion and we reviewed the Restoration. It went really well and Nathan had read the Restoration pamphlet a few times so he was able to tell Randy about it as she asked questions.

The last family we are really pumped about is Jim and Alicia! So Monday we went knocking doors on a new street and literally the second door was Jim and Alicia. They let us right in and it was super powerful and really short! They were about to leave and we caught them at the perfect time. Jim said at the end of the lesson he wanted us to give him a week to read the whole Book of Mormon!! So yeah, they are awesome. 

Anyways, it's been a great last week.5 and now this transfer is already over :( It's super weird to have to get a new companion, but I think it will be good. Pray that everything will be good for the Huntington Zone! Hope y'all had a good Christmas and don't do anything too crazy for New Years! 

Take Luck!!

Elder Goold

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