Been a great and busy week! Transfers were this past and I got a new companion! I have the great privilege and opportunity to train Elder Martin, from Riverton, UT (only about 40 min south of where we are)! He is a "Trial Missionary", meaning he has some medical problems--He actually has spinabifida, and should technically be paralyzed. So the Church wants to keep him local for 3 months. And if he does well and can cope with missionary life, he will get his call at the end his 12 weeks of training! He also, just graduated from High School, but has just turned 19, so the age change didn't really affect him. He is a great missionary and we get along quite well.
So, this last Friday night we were able to go again to the local Davis High football game. They played Weber and won, so they are officially undefeated for the season! We talked to a lot of people at the game that night and walked away with 18 referrals! The students are so willing to help us out, and give us names and numbers of their non-member friends, and less active friends!
This past Pday () our entire zone drove to the peak of the mountain in bountiful and celebrated one of the Elder's birthday with cupcakes! :)
Top of Wasatch Mountain
So, yesterday we were introduced to a lady who has recently moved into one of our wards. She is an African American woman from Atlanta, Georgia! She was baptized a member of the Church in 1998 in California. She informed us that she didn't even know the Joseph Smith story.. So we knew something went wrong when she was being taught! She is one of the most humble people i have ever met. Her spirit is great and i loved visiting with her. Her name is Alicia James. We talked alot about the Book of Mormon and came to find out she didn't truly have a testimony about it. We have scheduled to come back to read it with her. I am so excited. She is known for saying things like "praise the Lord" during sacrament meeting and other church meetings hahaha.
We were able to attend a baptism this week of one of the Spanish Elders' investigators. And can I just tell you, even though i couldn't hardly understand what was being said, i have never felt the Spirit so strong, just maybe a few other times in my life. It goes to show you that it doesn't matter if you cant understand what is being said, the Spirit testifies of TRUTH, no matter what.
So the father at the house we ate dinner at the other night, asked me an amazing question. He said, "So Elders, what can we do to help you in your work?" That really stood out to me, because it was probably the first time i had heard it from a family at dinner. If you ever come across the missionaries, please, ask them that exact question, and act on what they say. They will be so grateful.
Please continue to prayer for James, Ireland, Carrie, Reese, and Chris. We are meeting with them weekly and making slow progress.
How grateful I am to be a part of this great Work.. The Gospel truly blesses families. We have been meeting with several less-active families, who have been going through some hard times. It is amazing to see their progress. They have improved in so many aspects of their lives. I am just so thankful that i am able to witness these great miracles.
Thank you everyone, for the letters and email and pictures! I love knowing whats going on at home, so keep it up! :) Love you all, keep up the good work. You are in my prayers!
PS We get to go to the Bountiful Temple !
My favorite scripture this week: Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise faith in him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him.
Some extra photos...
My mom sent me a Halloween package!