Elder Buxton at the Kyiv Temple while on a visa trip

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 27, 2012

Privet!
This week was fantastic but also kind of a roller coaster. Unfortunately, it seems that S~ and S~ got a hold of some anti material or something because they aren't answering our calls. We texted them and asked if they were still interested and got no reply. :( They were so promising and golden! So we decided that we would just let them be for awhile and not call or text or anything. It was kind of a bummer but it's alright because there were a lot of ups this week as well. We went to Tyumen to do splits with the Zone Leaders there and that was a great experience It's always great to travel back to the old areas where I have served and see the people that I love. We then returned to Ekat and President was in Turkey this week for Mission President's Seminar so we had a lot of free time in our area which was really nice. We did sign boarding and had the question "What do you think? Why are there so many different religions in the world?" It has been a great success! It leads straight into the restoration of the gospel and that is the message that we are taking to the world. Each time we share the first vision on the street it's really cool because they get really quiet and we have yet to be interrupted while reciting the first vision. It brings such a special spirit and allows the Holy Ghost to testify to them. We have gotten a lot of numbers and even one young kid that we talked to came to church yesterday and is interested in meeting with us this week! Despite the opposition the Lord is blessing us with new investigators. On the way to Internet today we had a great experience as well. The phone rang and I answered it (of course) and it was a man speaking English. He said that his buddy gave him our number and that he didn't know that the church was in Ekat. He wanted to find out where the church was and meet with us as well. His name is M~ and he is from Nigeria. :) So we have a few promising new investigators lining up which will be super cool.
Also V~ is doing really great. The only problem with him is that he lives so far away and his computer is down right now, so we can't skype. But he is doing amazing and progressing well. He will probably get baptized when he comes into Ekat. We just don't know when that will be.
This week we are going to be a bit busy. We have some training for new missionaries and a few things that we get to do with President but we will be staying here in Ekat the whole week.
In one week I start my last transfer, kind of a scary thought.:( The weather here is really nice it feels like spring so we are going to play Frisbee today! Whoo hoo.
Well love you all,
Elder Buxton

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