This week was absolutely ridiculous.... we have done almost no missionary work since Wednesday. We moved out of our apartment and into an awesome new townhouse, which we are super excited about. IT IS SO NICE AND NEW! It was such a great spiritual experience to dedicate the home, as some of you who saw my Facebook post may already know. Missionaries have been living in that old apartment for a LONG time. It seems like everyone in the complex knows who we are. That is why I say its the end of an era. It also seems like whenever an elder goes home he somehow manages to leave a pile of his crap he doesn't want tucked into some obscure corner or shelf somewhere, so we had A LOT of cleanup and de-junking to do.
Thursday was spent de-junking and doing final packing for our move (we have been packing since last week), Friday was when we actually moved, and Saturday and, sadly, Sunday were spent deep cleaning. We scrubbed every square inch of that apartment. We thought we could finish it all on Saturday but we were terribly wrong and were still there cleaning at 9 on Sunday night. That apartment is super musty and hot too which made it an even more memorable experience for all of us. Luckily though I had Hillsong United, the words of modern day prophets and apostles, and my awesome companions to get me through with relatively little frustration. ☺️
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When we weren't doing stuff related to moving this week, we were mostly doing stuff in the office getting ready for smartphones and Facebook to be implemented mission-wide this week at zone conferences. Exciting stuff!
Wednesday the Lord blessed me with a full day of missionary work, and it was the best day I have had in a long time! I was on exchanges in River Valley with Elder Christiansen from Emery Utah. He is a mega-stud and we had an awesome day. We did tons of finding, taught a Southgate investigator named Gloria, and had a miracle at the end of the day. We were stopping by to visit a potential investigator who he had talked to earlier and she said she wanted a copy of the Book of Mormon. It turns out that she didn't even live at the house we knocked on, but an African girl answered the door and let us in even though they had no idea who we were. We briefly explained that we were there to give a book about Christ to someone, and they led us to the living room, sat us down, and then the girl gathered 4 more of her siblings/cousins, and we taught 5 teenagers about the restoration of gospel of Jesus Christ! It was such a spiritual lesson, and they all acknowledged it and were super excited to read the Book of Mormon and go to church. The one who answered the door (Hillary) gave one of the most sincere prayers I have ever heard at the end of the lesson. Apparently a few of them went to church on Sunday and loved it! The Lord definitely led us to that family.
This upcoming week is looking like a crazy one yet again. I hope you all have some great spiritual experiences this week. :)
Weekly Scripture: 1 nephi 4:6: And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do.