Monday, May 24, 2010


This week was ZONE CONFERENCE. It was really cool. It was a lot better than last Zone Conference because I was actually feeling good and not sick like last time. President Saylin talked a lot about how well the mission is doing and what we can do better to progress the work farther and faster. His main focus was how we can help invite our investigators to church. That is something that the whole mission is having trouble with. People coming to church. I understand why. It is really hard for people to go to a new place were there are a bunch of people that they don't know. Especially in a church setting. But this past week a family came to church that I have not seen come to church while I have been here in Angleton. They are way cool. There name is the Godson's. I may have mentioned them before but they are a great family. They already have strong testimonies that they know that this is the restored Church of Christ. They love coming to church and they love the people and how they treat them and how it just seems like a family. Anyways back to Zone Conference. It was really great. The only downside was that it was with the Spanish zones and our zone. So I didn't get to see a lot of the missionaries that I am close with. But it was still a lot of fun.
This week we also put together an open house with the other missionaries of our building. We didn't have a ton of people show up but we did have a few. Most of our ward was at the temple so we didn't have very many members invite friends or things of that sort. It was still good though. It was for three hours on Saturday and the other wards got a lot of members to help out. If anything the members really had a good time.
So transfers are coming up in a week. Elder Jensen and I don't have a clue what is going to happen. Either he is staying here for 2 more transfers and then going home or he is leaving this next transfer and going back to Spanish. He loves it here and wants to be here for the rest of his mission. I hope that we are together for at least one more transfer. He is a great missionary and we get along very well. He is hard working and a good friend. Hopefully we will both stay but time will tell. If you send a package send it to the mission home if it is after Thursday.
A good story from this week. Well not good just a little random. On the way to church yesterday we were driving on the freeway and two birds were on the side of the road. So I veered around them a little so i wouldn't hit them if they decided to randomly take off. But they took off and one of them ran into the front windshield of the car while I was going 60 mph. Miraculously the bird was just fine and didn't crack our windshield. It flew away like it has just been bumped. It was pretty random and kinda scary that the bird hit us. That is the second time I have hit a bird in my life. Both of the times on the way to church.
This week we also helped a member rebuild a part of his shed. It was old and you could shake one of the walls so we took it apart and put up a new wall and made a new door. It was pretty fun for service. He also cooked us briskit and ribs for dinner. They were amazing. I love Texas BBQ.
Well that is about it for this week. We had a few great lessons with some of our investigators. One of them, Oscar Oliver, is very learned in the Bible and we read from the Book of Mormon this week and he told us that he doesn't deny at all that it is the word of God. He says that it is just as much a testament as the Bible is. That is pretty cool. For an investigator to really research it and to find the similarities shows that they really want to know if it is true and what God's full gospel is.
I love you all. Have a great week. This week is the last of this transfer and it seems like I just got here. Angleton is awesome. The peoples my favorite part about it. Anyways have a good week.
Elder Devon J. Marr

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