Oh boy though, last week we had Brad Wilcox visit our mission. We gathered together to hear him. I have listened to a lot of his talks while we drive in our car. He is the funnest guy and so smart. He takes simple doctrine and breaks it apart and finds the coolest stuff. Our main topic of discussion was “why are we different?” The primary answer is because we are children of God. Well that is true but so is the guy smoking weed or breaking commandments. The real reason we are different is because of the "Birthright" we have. Oh boy that is a fun topic to study. We got so deep into that doctrine and went all the way back to the 12 tribes and how it relates to that. I learned so much and just had the funnest time learning about the gospel. The only thing to complain about was being in a chapel with 250 people and no air conditioning. That was hot but it was so worth it!!
One big thing that happened was the baptism of Paige. She was taught and found right before I got to the area but I got to teach the last lessons. She was so ready though. It was the easiest baptism ever.
She made the program, booked the chapel, got the bishop notified, filled the font. All we had to do was show up. That was pretty cool.
A few weeks ago I shared about a girl named Beth. She chased us down while door knocking to learn more. Well she has been heaps busy with school and work so we have not seen her for a few weeks, this week we were able to see her. It was one of my funnest lessons. We met her in a coffee shop and taught the restoration to her. Before we even started teaching she told us she was a prophet. Boy that was a fun way to start a lesson. It really opened it up to learn and grow. We shared about revelation and how it is personal. The spirit was so strong and you could really see it touching her heart. She would pause and ponder what we said. When we invited her to baptism she took forever to think about it but in the end she said yes!! Our only thing that we will struggle with is getting her to church. With work and anxiety she is a bit nervous to come but she is really keen and ready!! It was so amazing!!
One thing that is pretty hard right now is being in two wards. We have church at 9:00 and 1:00 plus all the meetings attached. We got to church at 7:00 and did not leave until 4:00. It was really the first time that I was not excited to be at church!! In the second ward in sacrament I was struggling so hard to stay awake and ended up falling asleep in one of the talks. I was out hard. Church is so good but I was just so tired.
Well this was a brief quick email but I hope you feel the love of the Lord. He is truly in charge of this work and I love serving as an elder. Have a great week.