Sounds like a good week. Tell Grandma and Grandpa I said hi. Also, yes,
I know Elder Liljenquist. Well, I know who he is! I've never served
around him really but I've seen him around.
This week was a good week. It was a tougher one, but it was good. We
have been finding about 4-5 hours a day and weren't really finding a
lot of success earlier in the week but we had a pretty cool
experience. We were looking through our potentials list on our area
book, aka 200 people, and started calling. We got to someone who went
online and requested a bible, but there was no record that he ever got
it, and he requested it back in March. So we called him and told him
we were the LDS missionaries and that we were just wondering if he had
gotten the bible, and he said no so we asked if we could come give it
to him and he said yeah. So later that evening we went and met with him
and he was way cool. He told us that when he requested the bible 7
months ago he was looking for the true church, but then when he never
got contacted he lost interest in looking again. So that 7 month gap he
wasn't searching for a church or anything for that matter until the
weekend before we called him he started going to a local church. So he
said "it's crazy that you guys called when you did because I just
started going to church again, if you would have called me a week or
two ago I would have said no." We taught him the restoration, and
he accepted a baptismal invite. It was pretty cool to see! Crazy that
the missionaries didn't contact him, but it worked out!
So this week we had Elder Bennett and Elder Defeaou from the Quorum of
the 70 come and visit our mission. It was a really cool experience.
Elder Bennett has some fire in him, let me tell you. And Elder Defeaou
is SO humble. It was way cool to hear from them! It made me pretty
pumped for general conference!
Love you fam, have a good week! PS fall is really kicking in. It's
crazy how fast the colors change here. The temperature dropped about
15 or 20 degrees this past week so it's been a cold one! Jk but it's
just weird to put a sweater on again. We have sweaters or coats on for
like 7 months strait. Haha but, hey, at least it's my last winter.