What has been your biggest challenge this week?
Making sure that S wants to be baptized. As time gets closer Satan tries super hard to not let it happen. Earlier in the week he had some pretty big doubts, but we were able to beat them. So he was super pumped to do it.
What has been your biggest concern?
Just a temporary one. S's daughter was supposed to bring him to church and so we called her in the morning and she said she was good to go. But then church started and no S.... I almost freakin had a heart attack. But then they rolled up in his daughter's Camaro and him wearing a tux. Lookin pretty fly. Man if he could've seen himself in the mirror…
What has been your biggest success?
Him being baptized! And we found this lady named R who lives in the apartments directly next to us. We've been teaching her but never met her husband and she didn't come to church..SO we felt like we should stop by last night and her ENTIRE family was there. And they all wanted to talk to us. Super cool experience.
Who has been your favorite person this week? Why?
Probably Elder and Sister R. We have these investigators. The V family. And they had told us that they're brother was a member of the church. And eventually his brother called us from Mexico asking for some information and how he could help and everything. And so we thought that was pretty cool. But then comes Sunday and the V family pulls up with two people wearing missionary tags...Like Whaaaaaat?! Turns out that the brother and his wife are serving missions in Matamoros, Mexico, and came to church with them. And they shared their testimonies and everything. Super cool folks.
What has been your most significant tender mercy?
Having investigators who are prepared. It makes a huge difference when they really want to learn.
What are you looking forward to this coming week?
Exchange with Elder S on Tuesday!! We're going to be in his area on bikes (Goodbye ankle...) But it's going to be awesome!
Do you have a goal set for this coming week? Tell me about it.
My goal is to get L to have a baptismal date.
Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?
The story of Alma and Amulek with the Zoramites and poor people. Finding the ones who are prepared and teaching them so they understand.
Craziest things to happen this week: Almost got bit by a dog (punk), and a duck flew into my windshield today (bucket list moment). Yeah we have been having some lightning storms but we're usually in cars so it's not a big deal.
Love you guys a lot!