Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Record 30 Lessons


Oh my, we had a miracle week!! First off, we taught 30 lessons, 11 of those were to investigators. That is a record for me in the mission. I've taught 29 a few times, but never 30. We were BUSY BUSY!! Tonight alone we have 4 lessons set up!! It's so exciting to see how things are going in Lihue ward!!Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Seventy will be here in Kaua'i this weekend to do a fireside. President Dalton will be coming as well. I'm very excited to see what could happen with that. He is the President of the presidency of the Seventy, so he is a step below the Apostles!!

We had a good week with Kari! (Carrie was how I thought you spelled it!) We had 5 lessons with her this week!! That's right!! We taught her Tuesday night, than every day since than. The spirit was strong in a lot of the lessons we had!! Especially the restoration, and when we taught her about God Is Our Loving Heavenly Father. It was a very special experience as Elder Coffin and I helped her realize her true potential, and how much our Heavenly Father truly loves her. She could really feel the spirit and it was noticeable. We set a baptismal date with her for July 31, and it seems pretty solid to me so far. She is a miracle of my mission I'll never forget. The way we met her, the way we've been teaching her has all been perfect!!Hilton won't be baptized this week either. He is pushed to the 31 because he didn't come to church!! So the following week should be his baptism!!!

We had interviews with President Dalton this week. I really thought a lot about my mission before I went in. I was the first to go in, and we sat down for a good 30 minutes and just talked. Talked about my leadership calling as a Zone Leader, talked about me personally, talked about my mission. I realized how much I truly love my mission that morning. How much joy and how many good experiences I've had. I asked President what the possibilities of an extension would be. He told me it was such a rare exception. He then told me that it made him happy I asked, but to not worry about it and go home, go to school, and be with the family for Christmas. I knew it was a long shot, but now I know I tried asking and don't need to wonder, "What if I asked?". I truly do love my mission though, with all of my heart. I'm so SO thankful for the opportunity I have to be able to serve him everyday on a consistent basis and to stand as an example of Jesus Christ.
Nolan is doing quite well. He's still set for next week, as well as Chelsea! So the ward will have two baptisms this month, and we're stoked for it. Nolan was another miracle. He will be the first baptism I've seen come from contacting former investigators. I'm excited.

Anyways, I love you all!! Hope to hear from ya soon and thanks so much for what you do for me!!!
Love ya!

1 comment:

  1. No wonder your shoes have holes in them! Keep up the good work!