Monday, February 20, 2012

We learn, focus, do, repent, and repeat. ........week 82

Dear family,

Wow, I am impressed at all of the work that has been going on everywhere. It is really amazing to see how the Lord prepares His children and He guides them to where they need to be and in the right time.

We have been thinking a lot recently Elder Gosnell and I and we have realized that we need to better coordinate the work of finding through the members of the church. We have been working well with our Ward Mission Lider to teach with the members present. There is a tremendous difference in the results of a lesson when there are members. We have been doing well in our teaching and retaining but we need to improve in finding through the members. We are excited and we are going to try some new things this week.

There is a bit of news from the mission. Today they told us of our new Mission President who we be functioning starting the 1st of July. Here is the info.

Bruce C. and Alynda K. Kusch

Bruce Calvin Kusch, 60, and Alynda Kidd Kusch, four children, Rexburg 6th Ward, Rexburg Idaho East Stake. Brother Kusch is a counselor in a Young Men presidency and is a former stake president, counselor in a stake presidency, high councilor, bishop and missionary in the Guatemala/El Salvador Mission. Associate academic vice president for curriculum, Brigham Young University-Idaho. Born in Lynwood, Calif., to Zygfred Sylvester and Laura Stocking Kusch.

Sister Kusch is a gospel doctrine teacher and is a former counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, adviser in a stake Relief Society presidency, stake seminary supervisor, counselor in a ward Relief Society presidency and seminary teacher. Born in Orange, Calif., to Ralph Cicero and Ora Lundquist Kidd.

It is really strange to think about a new mission president. I will have the opportunity to know him for a few weeks but that is about it.

This Sunday we had a family of 7 come to church named the Pichardo family. We have been teaching them for quite a long time. They know more than just about any other investigator that I have taught. They came to church and they really liked it. We are going to continue teaching them and helping them to make the social transition that they need to make with the help of the members. As well as the Pichardo family, we are teaching a man named Felipe Perez who came to church the second time. We are going to begin to teach his family so that they can progress alongside him. Felipe makes me laugh a lot because he is a professor in the University of Technology in Iguala. Therefore, not only is he an engineer but he creates more engineers. I mentioned Dad that you are a mechanical engineer and he just lighted up. To say the least, I´ve been thinking of you :)

The work is going very well. We learn, focus, do, repent, and repeat. There isn´t anything better.

May God bless you my dear family. I pray for you across the miles. Pray for opportunities to preach the Gospel and they will be given to you. Of that I am certain. It is my prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.


Elder Russell