Hello everyone! We had a great week, but we are going bowling with some elders in our district so I have to hurry today!
we had MLC and received the training for our zone meeting . It was a long day, but a Spirit filled day. We had dinner with the Snyders then we drove down to Magnolia because the elders there had us interview three baptismal candidates. They are going to be baptized next weekend!
we had lunch with Sister Rittman at Chick-Fil-A and Elder Allen was at a new leadership training with Elder Erickson so I was with Elder Hendrickson. We met back up and exchanged back and then Elder Allen and I went to teach Xavier the Restoration. That night we met with Paul and Melissa and Brother Ure Jr. came with us. It was really beneficial to have him there with us because he was able to answer a lot of their questions better than I could.
we had interviews with President Mortensen and mine went really well. I love the council he gives. We went back to our apartment after that and started to finish up our weekly planning that we started afternoon. After dinner we went finding in an area where a inactive member lives because we were asked to check up on them and see if they still lived there. We didn't have that much luck with finding anyone new to teach.
we had zone meeting and it went really well. The training was on the new area book app with our iPads, planning, door approaches, having hope, and the importance of the Book of Mormon. President committed all of us at MLC to read from the Book of Mormon every day for the rest of our lives. It was so sweet! We saw Brother Mason that afternoon and then had dinner with our Bishop. We felt prompted to go finding in their neighborhood the previous night while planning, so we did just that. It wasn't until we knocked two doors before some guy pulled up and was so rude to us. He told us that we were soliciting and that we needed to leave or he was going to call the cops and all this and that and I really had to be patient because the natural man in me wanted to have a little discussion with him. I told him that we were not soliciting and to go ahead and call the cops but he didn't. We ended up just walking away and I am pretty sure I had steam coming out of my ears. We didn't even have that much time left and we had a lot of planning to do but we decided to go back to another area we were in the previous night to finish tracting a few houses. We parked the car and said a prayer and then went for it. Within 30 seconds we walked into a guy named Joseph and he was a good Christian. We asked him about the foundation of Christ;s church and where are the Apostles and Prophets today? He didn't know, but was very interested. We gave him our number and he said he would call us. We continued on and walked up to a house and a lady was our front and she was super excited to see us! She was so nice! We talked to her for like 5 minutes and came to find out that SHE WAS JOSEPH'S MOTHER! It was so cool!! We gave her a Book of Mormon and she was so happy. They were going to try to come to church but didn't make it. We are planning on seeing them this week when her husband is there so please keep them in your prayers.
we saw the Mertes family and it was good to see them! We also taught Xavier and Trey the Plan of Salvation and it went well.
Well that is the gist of our week. It was good! I love you guys!!
This is Elder Graves. He is a stud muffin. He gave me a sweet tie too! :)
This is Elder Allen and I back at the MTC. You could say it was love at first sight. I had so much more hair then! I wanna cry!!