Oh, hey. This week was PACKED. Lets get right to it.
Wednesday I went on exchanges with Elder Dike, one of the Spanish speaking Elders in the zone, so I basically got to be a Spanish Elder for a day! We (he) taught a lesson in Spanish, we had an English class, went Spanish referral tracting, etc. It was pretty cool and fun, except it made me wish super badly that I knew Spanish... hopefully someday haha. It was awesome to get to know Elder Dike better too.Thursday was AWESOME. We had MLC and received some awesome training from President and Sister Pattison and the APs, and basically just enjoyed an outpouring of the spirit. We will basically be giving the same training and relaying the same information to our zone this Thursday at ZTM, so we have been prepping a lot for that these last few days as well. I'm Excited!
Saturday we had another baptism for a nine year old named Juliana. It was so awesome to see how happy and excited she was, she said it was the best day of her life. It's always special to see someone entering into the covenant of baptism, even if I haven't been teaching them for a long time and don't know them super well. I was asked to give a talk on baptism like an hour before the service.... Wasn't my best talk ever haha.
After the baptism we did some finding in Devon (the town about 15 minutes northwest of Leduc where the chapel is) and tracted into a guy from Africa.... one of the most interesting dudes I have ever met. He straight up believes in and worships the Egyptian gods. He was telling us all this crazy stuff that made no sense and trying to explain eygptian theology to us.... it was honestly just entertainment for us. After we left we were bummed that neither of us thought to record it, so we pulled up facsimile no. 2 in the Book of Abraham and went back and asked him what it meant hahaha.... gotta have some fun when you're tracting all day right?
Sunday we attempted to watch the regional conference that most all of you probably watched as well. I say attempted, because we only really got to watch Elder Rasbands talk (which was awesome). The wifi at the church wasn't working at first and then 3447 other things went wrong, it was a test of patience for sure haha. Monday morning was pretty unique. President Pattison came and did comp. study with us and then tracted with us for 45 minutes! We had an appointment set up with Dallas but it fell through (later that day he called and dropped us... lame), so we just went and did some finding with our mission president. Never thought I would get to do that. It was awesome to be able to observe and learn from him. We found a pretty solid potential named Mariah who we are hopeful for.
That's about it for this week. There have now been 4 investigators baptized and confirmed in the past 7 weeks here, and we are now basically back to starting from scratch. We have mostly been finding, meeting with some less actives, and preparing for ZTM this week. I really do love this work, I'm excited to see the miracles the Lord will work through us these next few weeks through our obedience and hard work :) love you all!
Weekly Scripture: Alma 26:21 21 And now behold, my brethren, what natural man is there that knoweth these things? I say unto you, there is none that knoweth these things, save it be the penitent.