Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April 18th, 2016

Dear Family and Friends,

I have learned some ways to work with Elder Low better this week. In
companionship inventory we talked through some things, but there is
still more contention than I would like in our companionship. He said
being junior companion is taking some adjusting to after being senior
companion for so long. Also, he doesn't like when people tell him what
to do. I am trying not to be bossy or be overbearing, and he says I am
not being like that. He just shuts down when he is told to do
something and he will basically do the opposite. Things aren't
perfect, but we are making progress.

In District Meeting, we learned about how to better work with members.
I enjoyed the roleplay which involved sharing an experience from our
mission then inviting the members to fast and pray for missionary
opportunities and the work in the area. We also learned how to better
teach those with a non-Christian background. I learned that it is
really important to go slow and check for understanding throughout the
lesson. Really, that principle could apply to a lot of teaching

Saturday, we were able to attend a baptism for Michael, the Lewis
Center Sister's investigator. We invited the Carson family and they
enjoyed being to a baptism again. They haven't attended a baptism
since their own. I think this is a good reminder for them that will
help them as they move closer to their daughter's (Alyssa) baptism. We
wanted to extend a baptismal date to Alyssa, but since she will be
baptized by her dad we wanted to get the bishop's input first. Brother
Carson met with the bishop Sunday to discuss when he will be able to
baptize Alyssa and he told us it probably won't be for a couple
months. So there is a possibility that I am transferred before the
baptism, but oh well.

Have a great week, everyone!

Elder Aaron King
Ohio Columbus Mission

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