Let me just start out by apologizing for not having the most entertaining emails in the world, 😞i told myself that when i got out here i would still try and be my good ol funny self but its hard to crack jokes via email... so sorry ill keep trying.
Alright lets see, what happened this week, we had a stake mission conference that was all about activating Melchizedeck priesthood holders who aren't active. I never really thought how big of a deal it is that there is a worthy priesthood holder at the head of every househould because there always was one in my home but IT IS A BIG DEAL. The family is central to the Plan of Salvation and the Priesthood holder at the head of the family it in charge of directing his family to salvation☀️.... kind of a big charge so good luck all you dads out there :)
So our main focus investigators Xavier and Michaela had their baby on Sunday after the first sesh of conference👪🏻! I haven't seen him yet but they named him Halo and hes going to be a big help in helping them overcome their WOW addictions and getting them baptised and to the temple. We gave them each a blessing on Saturday because they were really stressed out about everything and they started balling because they felt the peace of the spirit. I love being able to show people how our Heavenly Father can bless their lives.
General Conference was awesome! i only nodded off for about 3 minutes so its a new record for me💩! So many good talks, im going to have a lot of studying to do over the next 6 months on those talks. I like hearing all of the stories of people who turn to the gospel when they go through hard times... yeah good stuff.
We have been blessed as missionaries with good health so that we can travel to our appointments on our bikes🚴♂️🚴🏿♂️, which is perfectly fine and we have biked a LOT here, like at least 20 miles a day. But the Lord has also blessed us with the ability to mash a gas pedal and get to our appointments in 10 minutes instead of 40 minutes. We now have the oppurtunity to share one such gas pedal with the other group of Elders in our district so every 3 days we get to enjoy the bliss and joy of driving before we are thrown back into the brutal grind of hitting the streets on the good ol bikes. Its crazy to see how much more we can get done in one day with a car so its been nice to enjoy that blessing a little over this last week.
Oh another thing we are trying to do is get tight with the young men in the ward because they have a lot of nonmember friends. Ive always thought i was a pretty likable guy but man they really dont like us very much haha.😔 We keep trying to play basketball with them and do scout activities and stuff with them but they always give us this look like "who let these guys here." We have been trying really hard to get referrals from members and get member present lessons and stuff but everyone is scared of missionary work. I realise now how bad we as members are at telling people about the gospel, yeah it is sometimes weird but what do you have to lose? Yeah maybe this person will think your crazy but God thinks your awesome and hes cheering you on so as Shia Lebouf would say "Just do it".
Well i think thats about it
Hope yall have a blessed week
1. My Mormon helping hands crew💛
2. Gerald`s baptism and yes thats as close to a smile as he gets😐
3. Our hot bikes mines the red one 🤙
4. Elder Lyle is drawing facsimile #2... just for fun
Inviting others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel .