Sunday, October 5, 2014

September 28

Hey mom! 
Life still continues to roll in the TKM! These last two weeks we hit the road hard with 10 zone training meetings across the whole mission and several "exchanges" with the Zone Leaders through out the mission as well. We trained on finding and have already been able to see a very noticeable increase in our finding of new investigators throughout the mission. So that's exciting.
We also have been introducing the new movie "Meet the Mormons" as we went and visited with all of the missionaries. It isn't out until the 10th of October in theaters around the nation.  It's a really good movie, I suspect Dani will be seeing it soon if she hasn't already and Alyssa will more than likely have the opportunity to watch it in the MTC. It seems to be highly effective in tearing down walls of ignorance.  So thus I see it being a highly effective tool in "The Work of Salvation." It was also merely entertaining, which was a nice change from the daily. 
So today I went on a speaking assignment with President Griffin, which we do about once a month. It's always an exciting experience to do that. I spoke in Dalton, GA this morning on the Atonement and the power it has to change us. President always follows and knocks it out of the park, makes the whole congregation cry, and successfully makes us feel inferior all in one fell swoop. He really is a great speaker and I have been able to learn a lot from him these past 3 months or so. He has truly been one of the greatest blessings of my mission and a huge role model for me in my life. I will miss the time I get to spend with him, and also with his family who have adopted me as their own practically. I will be the first assistant that they will send home. 
I love my mission and am still learning things everyday! I know that it's the work of the Lord, this witness I have reaffirmed daily. 

Thanks for everything
Elder Bakker

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