Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year!

Well we had a pretty great week!  It was so great to be able to talk to you guys!!  And being able to see all the cousins and stuff for a minute was a great time!!

So this week was pretty crazy.  Let's see...well first off, all of our investigators are doing really well!  Although we are going to be pushing Sister Armstrong's baptism back a couple weeks.  Probably to January 17.  We just need a bit more time to make sure she has it all down.  She's doing really well though! 

On Christmas Eve we had a great lesson with a guy named Jose.  We just talked to him on the street one day and he invited us over to share a Christmas Message.  So we went and did that and at the end he asked us for a Book of Mormon and wanted us to come back and teach him more!  So that was super cool! He's awesome.  And then we did some service for Brother Alvarado.  The Wright family fed us dinner and it was delicious!  The rest of Christmas Eve was pretty much spent playing santa.  We delivered some Christmas presents to some people in the ward, and then we had to deliver all the Christmas packages to the rest of the Zone.  It took pretty much all night.  

On Christmas we did our weekly planning, and then we skyped of course!  And then we had dinner at a members house, and then we spent most of the day delivering Christmas Cards to our investigators.  We didn't really teach very many lessons, but we were able to see a lot of people and wish them Merry Christmas.  And we had a really good lesson with Sis Armstrong and David. We went over the baptismal interview questions with them.  They are both really close to being baptized!  It's awesome! 

And we had exchanges with the AP's the next day which went really well!  I really love Elder Darro.  He is such a cool guy.  We are good friends haha. Pretty much all our appointments fell through, but we did have one really solid lesson with the Sardar's.  They are so amazing!  Even though they don't understand everything fully yet, we can tell they are just so converted.  It's awesome.  Elder Darro and I also went to our favorite restaurant (P&G's) and the owner Pete (who loves us) gave us some hats for Christmas!  I'll send a pic haha. 

On Saturday we had a mission wide conference.  Elder Higham of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy came and spoke to us!  It was so awesome!!  I learned a TON and I've already seen a big difference as we have applied the principles we learned.  He spoke mostly about prayer, and helping our investigators pray.  And President Miskin and President Madson (the counselors in the mission presidency) spoke a lot about Christ.  How he was the perfect teacher and we dissected all the prayers that Jesus gave in the scriptures.  It was great! 

And that night a member of the Bloomington ward took us to meet some of their friends and we had a great lesson with them!  So now they are our new investigators as well!  

So as you can see, we just had a great week.  Christmas time is awesome! 

Sounds like you had a great week too!  I saw a preview of Unbroken at a restaurant and it looks amazing!  I really want to see that one.  I loved the book! I'm glad you've all had a good time in Mississippi though!  I love that place haha.  

Well, I hope you all have a great week!!  Happy New Year!! Love you all!!

Love, Elder Wise

The Crew at P&Gs

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