August 14, 2008

Good Afternoon!

It has just been another week that has flown by way too fast. Elder Olsen and I have been working hard and have been successful at getting some wonderful people to church.  The work is definitely not the same as it is in the city. People are so much easier to come into contact with when they are everywhere! I never thought I would tract walking from house to house. It has been a fun challenge though.

Last week we had our Zone conference in Broomall. It was nice to see some missionaries that I haven’t seen in quite awhile. We had great instruction about how to work more effectively with ward leadership. I am very lucky and am in a very strong and proactive ward, which makes everything so much easier. Our ward mission leader is top notch! Brother Gardner is so helpful and is talked about at all these meetings that we go to. He really has stepped up the expectations of a WML.

Elder Olsen has been sick the past couple days, so our lessons are unfortunately going to be pretty low this week, but we are really going to close the week strong. We are getting along great and starting to change our focus more and more. This area has SO much potential. The  past couple months they have just been focusing on strengthening the ward and reactivating LAs to prepare them for the potential baptisms so they will stick around!!

Everything else is going really well. My shoes  are getting really worn out.   So if you could send me a new pair of the same ones soon that would help a ton!

Alright, well that’s all for now. I hope everything is going well back at home.
I love you!

Elder Oakford


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