August 3, 2015
Happy August everyone!!!! It's crazy how fast this year is going! Didn't I just graduate high school?
This week has been one of the best for Elder Olsen and I!
First off, we had another lesson with the Petries. Taught them about the 10 commandments and showed them hand signs to remember them .That was a fun lesson. At the end, we talked a little bit more about what their baptism will be like, and Gemma (one of the kids preparing to be baptized) said, "I want to get baptized now!" Why can't everyone be as excited as her? That comment made me so happy! To make this week even better, the Petries came to Church!! There car was broken down for about two weeks, so they had no means of transportation, but they finally got it back this week. The kids are right where they should be to be baptized on September 6th!
Had another super great lesson this week with Chris and Finley Thomson. Chris' wife, Amy, was baptized about a week before I got in the area, and their son Finley (age 9) really wants to be baptized, but he wants to take the discussions with his dad. Chris struggles with building his faith in God, as he was raised in an atheist family. There entire family (they have two more kids age 7 and 4) comes to church every Sunday, and have family scripture study and prayer every night! Chris and Finley are basically just dry Mormons! Really excited to see them progress!
We also went on exchanges with the zone leaders again this week, with me leading out the Lochee area again. I finally feel like I know what I am doing here, which is good since it is very likely that Elder Olsen will be leaving in about 2 weeks.
We also got a new investigator named Vincent. Vincent has been meeting with missionaries for about 10 years and he knows the Book of Mormon is true and wants to be baptized!! He has some legal issues from his past that we need to clear before that can happen though, but he is super solid!
Of course, we did do a lot of finding this week because we are missionaries and that's what we do! We did find 2 super solid potentials who we are meeting with this week! First is Alex. We chapped his door and he let us in so that was already a great start! He believes in God, but is looking for a faith/church he can join. His mom has taken missionary lessons before, so he knows a little bit about what we are about. Second is Nate. We stopped her (yeah it's a girl) on the street, and she knew a ton about Mormon missionaries (ie how long we serve, how are call is assigned, etc.) and a little bit about the church. We told her a little bit about the Book of Mormon, and she was super accepting and willing to learn! Please keep these two in your prayers!!
That's really all the major events of this week! Thank you all for your love and support! Love and miss you all! Stay awesome and keep moving forward!