Friday, July 14, 2017


yes.. im excited.
The Cancer Trip sounds fun. That's fun that Grandma, Tammy, and Steve are coming down. I guess I'll be sleeping on the floor my first night back. :|
This week was exciting.
Tuesday we had a barbecue with the whole zone at President Shield's house. We later went fishing with the APs and then checked out this sweet abandoned Factory. I'll send some pics.
Wednesday, we had my last big Missionary Meeting. I was in charge of the musical number, so I had all the departing missionaries sing "I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger." It went super well. I'm trying to get my hands on the video of it, we shall see. The meeting was super good. A lot of the stuff they talked about didn't apply to me, because I'll be gone by the time it all happens. Weird stuff. Later that day, we had a fun Dinner with the Chatter family, then we taught a doorway lesson to Hillary, about the Book of Mormon.
Thursday we did a lot of service, had a sweet dinner with a member family, then I gave probably my last baptismal interview to a Venezuelan Man in Black Creek. It went over 2 hours long. It got pretty deep. He passed though, so that was good.
Friday, we did lots of service. We introduced our Ward Mission Leader to Victor and Hillary. They clicked so well. Our Ward Mission Leader is a boss. Colombian Power!!
Saturday, the Stake asked us to have all the missionaries make a choir so we could sing in the Ontario Family History Conference. It was supposedly a pretty big deal. Brother Turley, the Public Affairs Representative for the church, came and spoke. We sang what was the Canada Toronto Mission Song, when Thomas S Monson was Mission President here; "One Day He'll Make It Plain." I directed the choir and it went super well. We then had English classes and our Mexican squad came. So that was good. We taught a bunch of lessons Saturday and they all went decently well. Saturday night, we decided to have another barbecue at our house, to welcome the new AP coming in, Elder McBride. It was super fun and delicious.
Sunday we had an investigator come to church and she loved it. The Ward fellowshipped her super well. She's one of our Mexican English students. Her name is Mercedes. Later on Sunday, we had dinner with Bishop and his family, which is always a good time. We then went to teach English to the Mexican Migrant Workers. It went super well and we're going over two more times this week to do it. It was super cool to see because most of these workers weren't interested in the Gospel, but they're interested in learning English. So one way or another we're able to serve them. They're a lot of fun too.
This week, we've been focusing a lot on the Book of Mormon and teaching it and inviting members to share a copy with others. In doing so, my testimony of the Book of Mormon has really grown. In the baptismal interview, the Venezuelan, Guillermo, said to me that the Book of Mormon is written for children. I asked him what he meant by that and he told me it is written so softly and lovingly. The Bible is very informative and strict, but the Book of Mormon is soft, kind, and inviting (apart from Moroni 9 ;). And it's so true. The Book of Mormon invites the Spirit so strong that by just reading a verse of it, it fills your heart with happiness. I know that that's true. I know that it is a book of God and that all the things in it did happen. I've read it a few times and will never stop reading it, for the rest of my life. I invite you all to not only read it, but really study it. Know the Book of Mormon. Make it a part of your everyday lives. Share it with those around you. No fear!! I love you all and will see you in 9 DAYS!!!!!

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