Arizona Mesa Mission Address

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 1, 2011

Dear Family,
I don't have a lot of time but I'll give you an update on what has been going on here in Phoenix.  Elder Faldmo and I have found some pretty good potential investigators this week and were also able to set 3 baptismal dates for the month of August.  The most solid one is with this guy named Martin who was a media referral (he wanted a Finding Faith in Christ DVD).  We went by and talked with him a couple of times and he has a really good view of the church.  One thing that I really like about him is that he is one who loves America and the opportunities that are provided here.  He told us he thinks that Americans have the right to be overprotective with their immigration laws because he has seen how "his people" corrupt the youth in america by selling them drugs.  That is not common at all considering all of the heat we take for Russel Pierce being a Mormon.  Anyway,  he is super enthusiastic about everything we teach, including the Book of Mormon.  He is also one that understands the principle of Prophets more than most of the other people I have taught.  I am really surprised at how hard it is for people to understand prophets even when we explain it so simply and boldly.
The other family is from Guatemala.  We were able to set a date with them during the first lesson.  We introduced them to one of the Counselors in our Branch Presidency, and they opened up even more after that, which was awesome.  They are going to get baptized the last weekend of August.  Anyway, I'll try to write a longer letter next week.  Have a fun and safe time on your vacation.  Thanks for everything!

Elder Kinney

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