Monday, May 30, 2016


Hermana Manwaring, Hermana Guymond, Hermana Miner, Elder Cowley, Me

Ward Temple Trip
Thursday, the ward left for the temple. It's a 6 hour+ drive each way, so they make the most of their trip and spend a couple of days there, which had them back home late Saturday night. While they were being blessed for attending the temple, I have to say that we really missed their presence in attending investigator lessons with us for those 2 days.

Steady Now
In the meantime, our investigator pool is increasing. Some investigators are returning with renewed interest, and others are brand new to learning the gospel. We're still working at re-invigorating the less-actives, and strengthening our ward members and the leadership.

Something must be working because after church, the Bishop met with us and the Hermanas to thank us for our efforts these past 6 months in the ward.  He told us that the attendance usually goes down to about 30 people by June, but our current attendance has stayed at a steady 85 people.  He concluded that it was the fruit of our labors that has strengthened and steadied the ward.

New Study Class
This week we had a class with an older couple in the mission. I was really cool - about study and revelations from the Book of Mormon.

Cambios - Transfers!
Transfer calls came and I am staying here in Quillon, along with Hermanas Guymond and Manwaring.  Elder Cowley and Hermana Miner are going to areas close to Conce, and Cowley will be a new Zone Leader.

The mission is pretty much divided into towns and cities around Conce (inside), and campo places surrounding (outside). So I guess I can say hello from the outside (sorry Lauren, you will get that reference soon when you get home).
Elder Cowley and I with Manuel
Adios Cowley and Miner
Elder Cowley has been an amazing trainer. I have learned a lot from his example and have laughed with him about the quirks we both have.  He's one of the best missionaries I have seen and every other missionary made that clear to me day-one.

I'm also going to miss the crazy trio of Hermanas. They have become sisters to me (partly because we see each other every day with it being such a small town). They are each super powerful examples to me of missionaries and I wish them the best of luck.

After 6 months, this is my first big change. Cambios.  I hope to learn from my next companion and have him learn from me. I'm also hoping to be a big help here in Quillon.

Pray for the Work Here!

Love you All,
Elder Connor Nef

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