This week has been pretty nuts. So first of all, there are some people that could use some prayers. Aubree is going to get baptized next week, and is super solid, but we think that the adversary will mount a big attack. Troy is also getting baptized, but I think he will need some help as well. Thea is in the hospital so she definitely needs help. James could always use some help and prayers to feel the spirit. Anthony has been coming to church and we need some prayers so we can get ahold of him, and the same with Toby. Thanks all!
So, on Tuesday, Elder Steiner and a bunch of other people had a training meeting to go to in Salt Lake. So, I got to go on exchanges with Elder von Kampen and Elder Faulkner. Elder Faulkner has the same type call as mine (he is from West Jordan), and Elder von Kampen is also very new. in fact, between the three of us, I think we had about 2 months of mission experience. It was interesting to say for sure. I got to bike around on a lousy bike, but it was fun. We got to contact a lot of people who need to start coming back to church, and we did see a lot of them. It is pretty cool to feel the spirit when you get three guys who are just super excited to do the work, but have no idea what we are doing.
That night was also crazy because we had a lesson with Aubree (which was great) on the opposite side of our area from another lesson with Troy. We ended up being almost half an hour late, and it was bad. Both lessons went great though, and the spirit was definitely there. They are both getting excited to be baptized.
Wednesday was hard because all we did was contacting less active members. The worst part was that we went all day, knocking on over 30 doors, and at least 8 of them had moved, and not a single one was home. It was great to narrow down the list for the ward, but it wasn't a lot of fun.
Thursday we had a great district meeting. Our district is such a hoot. They are always making jokes, and the way we choose prayers is by using our fingers as guns, and whoever has the most guns pointed at them prays. A little odd, but definitely fun.
Friday and Saturday got interesting because we are basically out of miles. It is bad. We walked all of those days, and will probably be walking the next few. We didn't even have the miles to drive to the church to play basketball, so we just ran (yuck) and did our own workout. I give a special thanks to Trevor here for the jump rope.
Church was crazy as usual, and we had most of our investigators at church. We also had an emergency speaking opportunity when we got about 10 seconds notice, at least I did. Elder Steiner got to prepare while I spoke. It was actually pretty fun, and a huge testimony builder because the spirit spoke to them, not me.
Pray for me to be able to get what we need to do on foot!
Love you guys a ton!
P.S. I hope you guys can get the pictures! One is of me and my companion
Also one more with Elder Jackman and Elder Mbawa