Thus was born the "Gandalf Principle."
We figured that we must become like Gandalf. No matter where Gandalf goes in Middle Earth everyone knows Gandalf and Gandalf knows everyone. How hard could it be to do that within seven square miles? So we set out meeting and talking with as many people as we could. Anyone who gave us their name, spoke English, and didn't threaten to kill us went on our potential investigators list. We have literally fifty non-members written on a whiteboard, eight of whom are sincerely interested, many more who are open, and a lot more after that who don't want anything to do with the Gospel, but are more than willing to give us water and shoot the breeze. So now we're getting to know everyone and everyone knows us. The local schoolkids all say hi to us and ask us questions, which is weird for the high desert. People actually know us by name, not just as the Mormons!
We're teaching Priest's quorum this Sunday. I always love doing that. We're also doing a mission prep/mission game mutual with them soon. We also took out some of the young men who are preparing to serve missions to do some missionary work with us. It was awesome!