Me and my comp have really been trying to work on the members. One of the biggest challenges here in Russia has definitely been working with members. There aren't a whole lot of members here in Russia, and everyone here is always super super busy. The way of living in Russia, isn't to know or even talk to your neighbor. So member missionary work is difficult. But we have been really pushing trying to get the members to help us out, so Elder Marx and I put together a little plan of our own, and at the same time our mission area has been pushing for Member Missionary work. So that ended up working really well!! In the past 2 weeks we have recieved 5 referrals from members we have been trying to work with. Which is twice as much as my companion has recieved his entire mission, and he's been out for a year!
Anyway, I think everyone is pretty confident that the missionary work is gonna start picking up here. Pretty excited about that.
Ya, and this transfer is over on thursday, and I'm staying in Арбатский Приход (Arbatski Ward) with my companion still!! I'm actually really happy about that. I wanted to stay, cuz I have a feeling we're gonna see some baptisms this transfer. We're gonna work at it! :)
Anyway, I love you guys. I'm loving Russia, and I'm way happy to be here. It's really flying by!