Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Another Week in the Hood

What's up everyone!

Hope everyone has enjoyed their week, I know we have out here in Logan. It's been an awesome week out here, here are some highlights.

Last Wednesday we had our outdoor Zone conference up at Camp Wildwood in Ramona. It was a blast, the morning was spent receiving training from President Schmitt and some other missionaries which is always good. This time the trainings were particularly good. Since elder Burt and I trained last month at MTEs we didn't have to train here. We then had a super good lunch provided by some of the relief society sisters. It was one of the better zone conference lunches I've had.

After Lunch was awesome, we changed into normal clothes and got to do some team building games. It was really fun and it helped bring unity into our zone and also the English zone in our stake who we work closely with. Of course we completed all the challenges super good and beat the other zones . The last part of the day was probably one ofthe coolest parts, we went on a silent hike up to the top of a mountain by the camp where there was a huge cross (the camp used to be owned by the Salvation Army). Since we weren't talking at all it was an awesome time to reflect on our mission, on ourselves and on the Savior. Once we got up there we also had a few minutes in silence to ponder and think. Taking time to ponder is something that is really under- appreciated I invite you all to make the time to do that this week.

I didn't take any pictures really just because we were busy doing stuff, but there was a photographer there so eventually we will get the pictures. I'm sure there's some good ones so I'll send them when I get them.

The rest of the week has been busy, our investigator David, who is 9 will get baptized this Saturday, we got permission from his mom and everything should be good for that. He's an awesome kid. Kids really are a testimony of humility and love and David isn't an exception, his desire to follow Christ is inspiring especially at his age. It's no wonder that Christ invites us to become as little children when he says "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." We had an awesome lesson with his mom, who is a convert of a few years but has fallen away at times from the church, the spirit reminded her of her first experience feeling the spirit when the missionaries were teaching her the first time, and she has so much desire to continue feeling that.

We have also had a couple of really good lessons with our investigator Giselle, who is super awesome. Her testimony is amazingly strong. She's the rock of her family (who are members) and she's not even baptized yet. She had her baptismal interview yesterday and bore a powerful testimony of repentance and has such a sincere desire to do what God wants her to do. She's getting baptized not this Saturday but the next.

Those are pretty much the highlights of the week.  We see miracles all the time. God's hand is truly in each of our lives and in His work. I love you all! Have a fantastic week!

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