October 20, 2014 Winding Down but not Out

Well 4 months left but I'm not going to let that make me stop working. if anything I am even more exited and animated to do the work. I'm tiered but that doesn't mean that I'm going to sleep through the rest of the mission.

My new companion is Elder Chel. He has just over a year in the mission (only my third companion who has had less time than me in the mission) and is from Yucatan (southern Mexico). So far we have gotten along great. He is a little different but so is everyone else. We didn't have a whole lot of success this last week. We couldn't find almost anyone at home. This week we are hoping will be different. I am very  very exited.

Elder Blanding

President Christensen;

Everything is going well here with Elder Chel. I have decided to dedicate myself this change to helping him become a good missionary and be ready to be a district leader next change. It is going to be a fun challenge but I'm going to do it. From what he has told me his other companions haven't had the easiest time with him but I am hoping that I can change that. This change is going to be awesome. I am defiantly going to work as hard as I possible can this change and see what we can accomplish here. I think that the first thing I will need to do to help Elder Chel is help him feel like it is a companionship of 50/50 participation. I feel like he is going to need to feel involved in the work and try to take his opinions as often as possible. Another important thing is that I show him that I have confidence in him, he seems to lack a little in himself so I will need to help him by showing him I have confidence in him. Over all I think that the most important thing is to show him that I'm interested in him and his progress as a missionary.

Last week we didn't have the best results but things are going to be a lot better this week. I am going to hit it hard on contacts and also in being BOLD in my teaching and in my invitations. Things are going to be a lot different this change.

Elder Blanding.