Well it is half P-day so I don’t get to go to do anything nonsensical. But that’s ok, cause I still get to email.
First off, I got the charger. Second off it doesn’t work. It doesn’t fit my battery type. 😡 my battery is an e1-el19 or something like that. So i have been taking only very important pictures by turning on my camera and taking a picture then immediately turning it off. I think I can get through the next few weeks doing that. Its working so far. But hustle up on the camera thing. Anyway the work is going amazing. We had mini missionaries with us this week. So they gave us 2 17 year old youth to live with us for 3 days and see what its like to be a missionary. And since I’m a mastermind I planned out (with my comps help) how we could take advantage of the situation. We ended up contacting about 30 extra people a day then we used to and we were in 2 separate places at once all day every day for 3 days. My mini missionary was named Elder Scott Foster. I used my extra name tag, some black tape, and white out to make him a name tag. It was sweet looking. I gave Elders Tatton and Blackhurst the phone and put them in charge of everything so i could just go out and work without any stress. It was so nice! Elder Foster was super shy but he did everything like a champ and didn’t complain at all. Even when i was riding my bike up Mount Everest or through the Sahara Desert. He is a good kid. He wants to be a missionary too. Even after I was done with him!
By the end of the week I had worked so much harder then normal that I couldn’t sleep and couldn’t think. But I was happy. It was amazing. The best part was when he and I were meeting with this new investigator named Joelle. I told Elder Foster that he was going to invite her to be baptized on July 6th. So since he is quiet I taught about the priesthood and explained that is the power we need to be baptized by. Then i stopped. And waited. And had to control myself cause the moment was ready. and he did it! And she looked right at me and said, ” did you tell him to say that??” and I laughed and was like haha yeah. We told her he was getting ready for his mission and explained that inviting someone to be baptized is a very spiritual experience and a privilege. Because only a full time missionary can extend that offer. No one else has the authority to do that. she said yes. 😀
So this week has been good. We did service on saturday during the middle of the heatwave that rolled through town. It was mid to upper 90s most of the week. But now its raining so i dont mind. I got a nice tan anyway. but back to saturday. We went to a less actives house and did a bunch of landscaping for them. My knowledge and skills were put to much use. they then made us delicious foods. We then ate the delicious food. and there was much rejoicing. Yay…
Another cool thing that happened this week was a girl who came on the mini mission. Her name is Viviana. I met Viviana 18 months ago in the shiloh park ward. Her mom and sister were members but she was not. She in fact did not like missionaries and thought they were lame. But when i showed up to the petersen lane building and saw Sister Trejo (her mom) and then saw Viviana go with one of the sister missionaries up to Healdsburg for her mini mission, i was like OH MY GOODNESS. It was a special day for me. Then at the end all the mini missionaries bore their testimonies and when Viviana shared hers she talked about how she wanted to go on a mission. It blew me away. God is very good at what he does. He took a girl who was took cool for the whole “church thing” and got her to make a complete change.
There was another Mini missionary that blew me away. The sisters in my district baptized a guy named Nate 3 weeks ago. I got to interview him. He is super solid. He came too! It is so amazing to see the fire he has after just recently being baptized himself. This week has been very spiritual. But i’ve had to pee the whole time I’ve been typing so its hard to focus.
This week i get to go to the temple again on Wednesday. i’m super pumped. The Oakland temple is the best.
I cant remember too much else of what we did this week.. OH! last night i ate dinner at a Laotian members home and i felt like i was back in Fairfield. It made me very sad to not be in Fairfield anymore. I have a lot of moments like that. I don’t really miss Utah at all. But i miss all of my old area’s a LOT. I don’t really want any new ones. I just want to go back through all my old ones.
Well megan and matthew, read the book of mormon! and mom and dad. Make sure you have FHE. the family is under attack and God’s counterattack is FHE. (i learned that from PMG) We are the most privileged people in history. To be here and have all the truth. I was reading in Jesus the Christ this morning about how evil the Catholic church is and all the things that they did to the original church. Lots of people tried to change it. But we dont have to. All we have to do is tell everyone that the truth is here.
There is going to be a missionary member meeting on june 23 at 4pm your time. It will be broadcast from the marriot center in provo to the whole world. Thomas S Monson and a few Apostles will be speaking. We have been told by an Apostle that this announcement will be bigger then when Preach My Gospel came out. And that the members of the church are going to see something that they have never seen before. And that Missionary work is going to change forever. This is gonna be big so make sure you watch it!!!!!
I’m super excited out of my mind for it.
anyway thats all you get.