Thursday, June 4, 2015



So first of all I got sent back to the HOOD!!!😀😊😄 Elder Pluim (my
new companion) and I got doubled in! So we both were super excited to
come to Irvington! Witch is the most hood area in the mission! It's
right out side of Newark and is known the be almost as bad as Camden
witch is one of the worst cities in the US as far as crime! So pumped
to convert some gang bangers! Hahah! So Elder Pluim and I gets along
so great and this last week we blew this place out of the water! The
missionaries before didn't really do great with this area so we came
in on Tuesday hungry to do work! And we've already had some amazing
So the first night we were here we had an appointment with a less
active and so we went and he wasn't there but we went two leave and
this guy walked up the the house and we asked him if he know the
person we were looking for and he said he lived on the floor above
him,mouth he wasn't home. So we asked him if we could share a quick
message with him and he was like sure let me go inside and put my
stuff in. And when he came back he said he lost his credit card and
that he had to back track where he had walked to find it and we were
like oh well let us help you find it! So we walked around the black
and we couldn't find it and then he was like it's all good I'll just
cancel it and get a new one someone probably picked it up and is
trying to use it (we in da hood). So we went back and showed him the
"Because He lives video". So we started with a prayer and Elder Pluim
prayed that he would find his card. So we watched the video and we
really liked it. Then we talked to him and bout the restoration and he
really got interested! So we set up an appointment to come back,
exchanged info and said a prayer and in the prayer I asked Heavenly
Father to help him did his card again. Well this guy's name is Eric
and as were driving to our next appointment we get a call from a
random number and it was him! And he says Elders I found the credit
card! Haha! Super cool! Right!? We're super pumped to meet with him

So that's not even good compared to what happened the other day! So on
Friday we we were just going from appointment to appointment working
as hard as we can to just expand our teaching pool! We went to a
recent converts house and ended up teaching his sister Sherri who's
not a member and picking her up as a new investigator! And by the time
8:30 rolls around we are just exhausted! But... Like every great
missionary story, we decide to knock on one more door...
So we roll up to this apartment building and we see this girl sitting
on the step and she is just starring at us.. And so we said do you
know so and so..? And she was like who..? Your not looking for Ronald?
And we were like who..? Hahaha and so said guys like you Always come
looking for my boyfriend but he's at work. So we asked well would you
be interested in talking with us? And she was like sure. So we talked
to her and she was just amazing! Sooooo prepared! Her name is Naudia!
As we went through the lesson she just kept saying: "wow! That totally
makes sense!" Turns out she had a lot of questions about her religion
and her pastor wasn't answering them.. We met with her the next day
and her boyfriend was there who is kinda less active because he works
on Sunday's but he bore a powerful testimony about the Book of Mormon!
She is Set to get baptized ether the 14th or 21st this month! Please
pray for her and the 2 other I spoke of! So much other things are
going great here in Jersey! I wish I had time to tell it all!

Thank you for all your love and prayers!
So Much Ofas!! ☺️

-Elder Fotu

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