We had a pretty good week! We found five new investigators, which is really good for our area. We're going to start meeting with some of them starting tonight and we are super excited.
We had a baptism on Saturday with an investigator named Hunter. He's a super cool kid and we were very excited for him. The fact that he was able to get baptized is actually a miracle because we almost didn't have enough water in the font for it to be performed. My companion and I showed up at the church two and half hours early to get everything ready, but we found out that it was going to take twice as long to fill as we had thought. We said a prayer and we let it keep filling. By the time the actual baptism was supposed to take place, we had just enough water in the font. It's great to know that God really does listen to our prayers.
We also had some fun contacting and tracting experiences this week. Usually when we're contacting, we're lucky if we can get someone to stop and talk to us long enough to give them a card, but on Saturday, we stopped to talk to a guy and he talked to us for almost 45 minutes! We couldn't get him to stop! It was pretty funny. Also, I hit a big milestone is the mission: I got yelled at for the first time while tracting! It was so awesome, I love it!
The Church put out a new initiative yesterday. It's a super neat video called Hallelujah. If you haven't seen it yet, definitely watch it. It focuses on how the Savior can help us with our trials, and it's fantastic.
The most important thing I learned this week is that God will not abandon us. We can always turn to Him in prayer and He will listen. He is always watching over us and He loves us more than we know. He placed us on the earth so that we can experience joy (2 Nephi 2:25). By living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we can be joyful and we can have peace even if life is hard. I know He lives and I know that He is always there for us; we just have to look.
I hope you all have a great week!
|Here's a picture of Hunter's baptism. He's a really cool kid and he reminds me a lot of Bronson.|