Monday, March 13, 2017

Week #78

Hey Mis!

I'm glad you had fun in Vegas! Bummer that both of the BYUs lost though. That's fun that you got to do the Rex Lee cancer run! I'm glad Uncle Chuck and Aunt Lori are doing well. I hope you feel better soon! 

My week was BUSY. I had an exchange with Elder Bybee, one of the district leaders. He's from Utah. He's a nice guy, and we were in my area. That was kind of a crazy day because we made some Easter invitations for all the missionaries in the Lake Havasu Stake, and they were printed that day, but they weren't cut... :/ So, Elder Bybee and I got to spend three hours cutting out 1,200 invitations. Haha, it was fun though, we had some good discussion about missionary work and leadership responsibilities. 

The next day was zone conference, as well as zone training council right afterwards. We handed out the invitations to the other missionaries, and they were pretty excited about them. Zone conference was fun, I definitely learned a lot. ZTC was fun afterwards too. 

After ZTC we drove back to Havasu with the APs, where we exchanged and blitzed our area. I was with Elder Foiles. It was a fun exchange! We found some pretty cool people to teach. One turned out to be a less active, part member family. We were just knocking doors, and a guy named Robert answered. He said that the missionaries used to visit him and his wife a few years ago, but he hadn't heard from them since. He's engaged, and his fiancée is a member. He invited us over for dinner the next day! It was pretty cool. They're a fun family, we're going to try to visit them a little more often! He had a lot of deep questions. We tried to answer them, but also tried to explain in the importance of faith. It was a pretty cool visit.

We also had interviews with President the day after zone conference. It was good to talk with him, he answered a lot of questions I had! It's crazy that he goes home in about 3 months... which means I go home in 6 months.... yikes! 

After interviews, we proselyted some more with the APs, and then we drove them up to Kingman, where President was finishing interviews there. There, we had ANOTHER exchange. I brought Elder Beaumont back to Havasu. He's from South Carolina, and he's a nice guy. Kind of quiet, but he's really kind. We had some cool lessons, one of which was the last one before Troy's baptism!! 

The next day, we exchanged back, and Elder Ramirez and I went to Troy's baptism! Awkwardly, the person who was supposed to say the opening prayer and the talk on the Holy Ghost called and said they weren't able to make it. So, we got to do some last second scrambling. I ended up pinch hitting and gave the talk on the Holy Ghost. It was definitely interesting haha. Hopefully it worked out okay! We challenged Troy to write his testimony in a Book of Mormon and to give it to his mom, who isn't a member. His mom was BEAMING at the baptism, she was super excited for Troy. We asked him about the Book of Mormon, and he said that she started to tear up. The Spirit definitely works wonders in people! On our first couple visits with Troy, she kind of ignored us, but now she's at the point of showing interest. It's cool to see how the Spirit works in people!

That was my week! I'll send pictures and a video in a separate email.

I hope you have a great week!

Love ya Mis!

Sent 3/13/17

Sent 3/13/17

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