That's funny that you guys are in Vegas right now. Fun fact: I went to Vegas twice last week. On Wednesday for MLC, and then Saturday for the temple. Yep, slipped right by ya! Haha. We got to he Temple at about 9am Vegas time, and then left at about noon. So if you were ever on Charleston, Hollywood, or Bonanza, ya just missed me! That sounds like a really fun week though! That's cool BYU won, hopefully they'll keep winning!
I had a pretty busy week. We had MLC Wednesday. Definitely learned a lot! President rolled out some deep knowledge like usual, and my mind got blown. It was kinda funny though, I guess MLC was at 8am instead of 9am, like usual. It sounded like the APs kinda dropped the ball, cuz us and all the zone leaders in Henderson (so four companionships of ZLs total) got there late because they thought it started at 9am. Awkward. So Ramirez and I got there at about 8:25am, and we were last haha. Turns out they sent out a last minute reminder to everyone, but since Ramirez and I were driving through the desert of Arizona, we didn't get the message until we got cell service about 20 minutes outside of Vegas, so that's why we ended up being last. Whoops. It was still a good conference though! And, I got to see Elder Aitchison again, so it was definitely a party haha.
We helped Troy's grandmother move in his week, so he is officially ready to go this Saturday! Finally. We're ready to get him splashed! And he's been ready for like a month lol. Hopefully it'll be a good opportunity for his mom, as well as his grandma.
We weren't able to see the Koon family last week, but we're going to see them tonight and have dinner! Their daughter, Priscilla, should be getting baptized next week!
The zone has gotten better too, we've been finding more people to teach lately as a whole, which has been great to see! This coming week will be crazy, because we have zone conference, zone training council, and interviews with President. This week is definitely gonna be busy! I went on an exchange with a missionary named Elder Brown. He's a farmer from Coalville, Utah. He's a really cool guy! Like he's super humble and quiet, but he's secretly a smart dude and works super hard. He has his own business back home selling pocket-sized, transportable fire pits. Pretty random, but hey, I'd never heard of that before! He says it's actually been pretty successful. He's a smart guy.
On the exchange, we met a lady named Monique. She had requested a Bible. Bible requests are kind of awkward in my mission, because they still have us go by even though it takes a couple weeks to get the actual Bible... So, we showed up at her door and talked with her. She's going through a divorce after only being married three months, and so she was looking for something to help her feel peace. We introduced her to the Book of Mormon and explained the blessings of studying it and applying the things we learn. We set up a time to see her again on Sunday. When Sunday rolled around, I was back with Ramirez, and we had a super spiritual lesson with her. She lives with her mom who doesn't like Mormons, so we sat out on her porch. It was really cool, the desire and humility was definitely there. She showed a lot of promise, it's cool to see miracles like this every day!
That was my week! As for things I need, I'll iMessage it to you. Thank you! I hope you enjoy the rest of the time you have in Vegas! If you stayed on the Strip, then you were in my old area. Haha. Have a great week!
Love you Mis!