Holy Numbers Batman!

This week's zone goal was the perfect week (20 lessons 140 contacts)
for everyone. We started it off with a fast on Monday night. We got
together as a zone in seaside and had a little devotional-esc meeting.
The blessings that come from work and fasting are incredible. The zone
now has 12 investigators being baptized on February 4th. That is
incredible! Unfortunately, our investigators that were scheduled for
the 3rd will have to be pushed back. We aren't too worried about them
though. They both still have the desire to be baptized though, so it
will work out.

Another highlight of this week is that we have been teaching a
part-member family with a less-active husband and a non-member wife.
The wife is on track to be baptized on march 3rd and her husband is on
track to baptize her. They are a really cool family. He played
basketball at the junior college here in Salinas (Hartnell) and now
they both go to CSU Monterey Bay. He is going in to accounting and
actually talked about a masters at BYU. I told him I would have to
bother them if he did.

Our numbers continue to climb and we hit 20 lessons and 140 contacts
in 6 days this week. Instead of jacking our own numbers up, we went to
help the seaside English elders, who struggle to teach sometimes. We
went on splits and the 4 of us taught 7 lessons in about 3 hours. It
was good to help show them how teaching actives is effective. If
nothing else, it makes the ward love you. Yesterday we got accolades
over the pulpit and in ward council. It is safe to say that our ward
likes us.

The work is going well. More and more investigators are coming and
more work is being done. We are trying to hit 30 lessons and 6
baptismal dates before the end of the transfer. We probably won't
baptize this transfer, but there will probably be 3+ next transfer.

I'm doing well, we get fed every night. All quiet on the western front.

-Elder Richards

mmmm pears.

I tagged him I promise.


We played with missionaries from around the zone and some members
of the Seaside Tongan Branch. Our district leader looks pro, even on