- Inspired by apostles and leaders of the church ✔
- Amazingly spiritual and incredibly powerful lessons✔
- Tie burned ✔
- A BAPTISM ✔✔✔
Wow, this week was great! Wednesday, we had the amazing privledge to hear from several leaders of the church, including Elder Oaks, Elder Anderson, and Elder Bednar in a world-wide missionary broadcast. Yep, all the missionaries in the world, tuned in to the same broadcast. It was an amazing experience that reminded me of my purpose and more effective ways to fulfill it! Elder Colledge and I have already put into practice a lot of the counsel we recieved and it has worked wonders! Our lessons have definitely felt more inspired and directed by the spirit. Now the challenge is to find even more people to share the gospel with and apply the things we have learned. That's the goal for this week.
We had one great lesson that ended even better when some ¨eternal¨ investigators told us they want to get married and baptized next week and that their main goal is to be sealed in the temple next year! Not only did they come up with the proposition, but they already know what the ultimate goal is: to be sealed as a family for time and all eternity. There is still plenty of work to do until that day but with this as their goal, the Lord will help them along the way to achieve it.
To finish off a great week, we had a baptism on Saturday! I was to perform the ordinance so of course things were going to be even more interesting than normal. Saturday morning we recieved a call from our Ward Mission Leader that there was no water in the church to fill the font. This marks the second time Elder Foust is to baptize and there is no water. Instead of post-poning the service until Sunday, we decided to do it at the Stake Center since the missionaries over there had a baptism and the font was ¨full.¨ However, we get there and see the water is about knee-high. DOESN'T MATTER THERE'S GOING TO BE A BAPTISM! I just knelt in the water (yep, it was freezing too) and our investigator sat down. A bit more interesting than usual, but the ordinance was performed and our investigator was happy. It's all worth it for that. Besides, I better get used to all the maddness on baptism days because with my luck they'll just get more interesting.
On Friday, I completed 6 months here on the mission! ¡¼! I didn't get too crazy with the festivities of completing 6 months, but I did burn that poor tie of mine. I don't feel too different. I still don't have too much time, but I don't feel like as much of a baby. More like a toddler or young child. I definitely feel like it's no longer ¨two years.¨ Doesn't feel like I just started anymore. So...neat.
Thanks for all of the love and support. I'm so blessed to have such great people in my life. I hope you enjoy the cold winter days while I'm down here enjoying the sun and heat (more like sweating and almost passing out in the street)! Ni modo! Gracias por todo!
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