Monday, July 31, 2017

Hanover, PA - July 31, 2017

This week was great we found 4 new people. We went to the temple and CAFE RIO! The temple was great.

The work in Hanover is better than it's ever been we're finding a lot of new people and there's a ton of possible member referrals and part member families now. We went to Gettysburg today. We went and toured the battlefield of Gettysburg today with a favorite member the legendary Brother Sherfey who is a crazy history buff and knows everything there is to know about the battle of Gettysburg. I admire Lincoln.

I will tell you of a cool experience we had though. We taught this guy a couple weeks back who is a devout catholic. At first he was very standoffish, but he opened up towards the end and told us he'd read the book of Mormon. He texted us two days ago and says he's been reading and really wants to learn more about our church and possibly join because he's been so touched. Awesome right.


Elder Ressler

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hanover, PA - July 24, 2017

I don't have tons of time because I had to do My Plan and decide on goals for after the mission. This week is temple week and we're going on Saturday, so Saturday is actually our preparation day. They just want us to email today.

Members out here are so strong. I realized the other day the most important thing I can do right now is help Elder Stackhouse. Hanover's cool right? Yes I'm coming home on August 24th. I don't know the flight plans yet though. Can you believe I only have 4 more times emailing?

Take Care see you in no time!

Elder Ressler

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hanover, PA - July 17, 217

My companion is doing pretty great. Training is super easy. I've got the best trainee ever. He knows the gospel and is very outgoing and wants to work.  It was a pretty good week. We had a lot of lessons and got this less active to come to church for the first time in like 5 years. He had a great time. The work's ok. We're still working on a baptism. We don’t have anyone on date yet, but we did have someone come to church and we found 2 new people. One of them is pretty solid.

I started my after mission plan and it has you set goals on a career and dating... It's pretty weird thinking about that stuff.

We went to Gettysburg today and we watched the movie, and saw the circular painting thing and the museum. We're going next week to have a battlefield tour by a history professional. He gives private tours for big money. I'm pumped.


Elder Ressler

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hanover, PA - July 10, 2017

It's hot that's what's new. My Fourth of July was so fun! We had the whole day off so we just hung out with our friend and his wife's family.
It was funny because ever since Elder Stackhouse got here almost every day it rains substantially we have the car! We get the car on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. And Monday we don't ride a ton so it's ok. The sister missionaries have it the other days of the week.
This week we have been meeting with a lot more members. We found one new person, but couldn't get a hold of our investigator. He hasn't been to church in a couple of weeks, but his friend just got back in town so we're hoping to have a lesson soon.
One cool thing is a sister in our ward and her brother who is the 1st counselor in our ward is in a pretty famous bluegrass band out here. They gave us their CD... It's really good. We got fed every day this week. We had gazpacho and shrimp from a family. Have you ever had gazpacho? We've also had tacos like 3 times and this lady last night made a double amount of meat because there are rumors about how much I eat. With lifting weights and being out all day without food I'm pretty hungry. The work is crazy slow, but the members are so great.
I never bring up family history to street contacts or potentials, but I always talk to investigators about it. The family recently baptized in Inner Harbor, don't have any records of their family to help with family history research. They have gone literally every week since that first Sunday we met them for general conference. So that's awesome.
The Hanover ward had like 13 baptisms in the last 2 years, but only 5 are at least somewhat active.
Things here are great. The work is just pretty slow.
Well love you all!
Elder Ressler