First full week in my new area complete and it has been awesome! I will start off with the best news first!
We had another meeting with the Petrie family (the less active family with 12 kids). We taught them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it went really well. They are always so excited to learn. Towards the end of the lesson, we committed them to the ultimate commitment: baptism! The best part is...THEY ACCEPTED!!! We now have 5 of the world's best kids working to be baptised on September 6th. Our big job now is making sure that their parents (who are the less actives) are getting themselves and the kids to church. I am so excited for them! They are honestly the best!
To be honest, the thing I love most about this area is the ward! They are honestly the best. They take such good care of the missionaries and are always so willing to help us out. Getting joint teaches is really easy. I think if we could just clone Dundee 2nd Ward and copy it to the rest of the world, missionary work would be on fire!
This week, we also went on exchanges with the Zone Leaders. I don't know if they were just being funny, or if they actually thought it was a good idea, but they had me leading out the area after only being here for a week .Talk about being thrown in the deep end! But, I have nothing but good news to share! First and foremost, we didn't get lost on the buses at all! Yay us! Second, we found 5 potential investigators, and have appointments set up with 3 of them for this week! I am so excited!! The only downside to the exchange was Elder Lattin (the ZL I was with) and I got caught in some pretty heavy rain toward the end of the day and got soaked. That's just life in the good ol' SIM though. You get used to it. (SIM =Scotland/Ireland Mission.)
Some other fun things that happened this week was we had a ward and stake activity. The ward activity was a ward picnic. One of the sister missionaries in our ward, Sister Hinck, said it best: it was like a primary activity. The thing with having so many big families in this ward is there are so many kids! But I love it! They are awesome! The stake activity was super cool as well. We got to go see the Singing Children of Africa. They put on a free concert at the Stake Center and it was really cool . They sang a bunch of traditional African songs, but threw some modern stuff (including Waka Waka by Shakira)! It was a really cool night, and it was a great way to get some non-members into the church!
Overall a super great week! Can't wait to see what's in store for this week!
Love and miss you all! Stay awesome! Keep moving forward!