This week has been yet again amazing. I absolutely love being a missionary.
|Beautiful sunset see from our apartment|
Tuesday also went well, although it was a lot less exciting. We visited one of Elder Steiner's recent converts from the area who had the middle lobe of his right lung removed last week. He was actually doing great, and they are going to have us over for dinner tonight with a YSA (less-active or maybe non-member). I did go on exchanges with Elder Jackman so that Elder Steiner and Elder Mbawa could teach a young lady they both knew previously. That lesson fell through so that wasn't good, but what can we do except keep trying.
Wednesday was just a lot of contacting less-active members most of whom are not home in the afternoon. The evening got better with another trip down to temple square, this time with Caleb. We showed him the temple exhibit where you get to see all the rooms inside the temple. It was perfect for him. He has really been going through a hard time: his girlfriend dumped him, his car got impounded, a lot of his friends have left him, and other such nonsense. Thankfully, he has been buoyed up by the spirit and can see that coming back to church has really helped him. We are trying to help him keep that attitude.
District meeting was great as usual on Thursday. We have so many good laughs and times together, and our District Leader does a fine job of bringing the spirit into each part of the meeting. It makes us look forward to them each week.
Saturday was nice because more of our young single adults were home when we went to go see them. Unfortunately no referrals came out of it, but one of the young ladies we went to see met with the bishop yesterday, so we might have made a difference there.
Sunday was great as usual. One of the Young ladies we were teaching (Caitlyn) was transferred to the bountiful missionaries where she lived. It didn't go as well as we though and she was super discouraged, so much so that she fell off date and told us she with meet with us again in a few weeks. We scrambled forces and with the help of some of her friends in one of our wards helped her get to church. We sat by her and just helped her be more positive. Later that night we taught her a great lesson and now she is totally ready to go. She is even back on date for the 22 of June! The spirit really worked on her, and we are going to get permission to baptize her in our ward where her fellowship is.
We also finally had our first lesson with Toby. He is an amazingly ready young man and the lesson went great. His girlfriend (very less-active) was also there, but didn't take to it nearly as well. It is pretty funny because when we committed them both to read the Book of Mormon she was like "maybe, sure" and he was like "Yes!" Then he said, 'We'll read it together!" That totally made my day. He also accepted a baptismal date for the 29 of June. We are so excited for him, and hopefully he will be able to get his girlfriend as excited about it as he is.
That sums up my great week! Here are investigators and Less actives that I am working with that would use prayers:
Troy, Caitlyn, Toby, Alejandro, Brooke, Jeff, James, Karen, Morgan, Anthony, Taylor, Aubree, Emily, Thea, Rachel, Caleb, Jacqulyn, Bridget, Tara
Thanks everyone! You are all loved