Man I feel like it was just yesterday that I emailed you guys! Well it has only been 3 days so that's probably why! I forgot to say somethings in my last email because I had to hurry so we could go eat a lot of food so I will probably talk about last week a little bit too.
The highlight of this week was on Saturday and Bernie had her interview! The Zone Leaders came down and I got to see Elder Last again. They met us at the church and then Elder Last did the interview and we helped Bernie get her suit. She is super excited and I can totally tell she is ready! She has been a good influence for James and he is excited for his baptism too. I was a little concerned about his Word of Wisdom issues but in Elder Quorum he was talking about how the beer wasn't tasting as good and how he can hardly finish one. I starting smiling and I felt super good about it after that. We are going to be at the Fickles and McShanes and they are going to be making a lot of Hawiian food! I am pretty excited for that. On Sunday we went over to the Jones for lunch and the Fickles and McShanes came as well and we set up everything for Bernies baptism and Elder Huntley is doing the baptism and I am going to be one of the witnesses.
I am pretty excited for my first baptism, but we have hopefully three more within the next two months if not more. We have Bernies this Saturday and James' on January 7. Brants is on December 17 and Rourke Bernier wants to be baptized and we are trying to do it soon, like this month. We are going over there on Wednesday to set his date. Also on Sunday Aidan got his priesthood and I was able to stand in on the circle. We are trying to work on their parents Blaine and Amanda. The main thing holding them back is their Word of Wisdom. It is kind of weird because they come to church every week and they believe its true and are super supportive of Aidan and Rourke. The funny thing is that Blaine chews during sacrament, but we are going to try to challenge him to go one hour a week without it and that would be during sacrament. We are hoping that it will help him to overcome it. Blaine and Amanda usually leave after sacrament, but Blaine came back during third hour to see Aidan get the priesthood. We ended up talking to him and another guy for a bit so Blaine decided that he would just stay instead of go home and come right back, so he came into Elders Quorum and it was so perfect for him. A lot of people were bearing their testimonies about how they were converted and how they overcame their addictions and the whole time I was just hoping that it was helping Blaine.
Brant is the one I am concerned about most because we haven't been able to see him in awhile because he had been working a lot lately. We are meeting with him on Saturday and and teaching him again. Hopefully he is still on track to be baptized.
On Friday there was the Holiday Stroll. They had people singing Christmas music and there was a parade and stores and things like that. Everyone in town was there so we went and talked to people and tried to share the new Christmas Video! It is super good and I absolutely love it! If you haven't seen it it's on Mormon.org or lds.org or the gospel library app. Along with it is 25 ways in 25 days and each day, starting December 1, there is a way that you can serve like Christ did. Our zone is really trying to use this video and we are trying to share it 1000 times as a zone! I hope all of you can show this video to some one, either in person or post it on social media. Anyways we met a guy named Tom who is the scoutmaster for the area and we talked to him about scouting a lot and we talked about how scouting was for us and told him we were both Eagle Scouts and that helped us talk with him. We offered to do service with him and his scouts if he needed it and gave him our number. We also shared the video with him and he really likes how our church actually tries to do good things instead of just going to church on Sunday. We were only able to share the video with him because believe it or not people don't like watching a two minute video about the Savior. We also got to pet some penguins! They had some penguins in the basement of the library and we waited in a long line to go see them. There was also mini reindeer and the one had a huge rack for just a lil' guy. (We took pictures)
For Thanksgiving we went to the Hadlers and since it was p day we could just chill most of the day! We were able to talk with some nonmembers there and they asked us a lot of questions. So that was cool. Brother Hadler is a convert and he is the only member in his family so after he was baptized he went on a mission to San Diego! I thought that was super cool and Sister Hadler is a convert as well. She waited for him and they got married 8 days after he got back! He was a little older when he went and he told a story about his mission president getting his wedding announcement while Brother Hadler was still on his mission.
Well that is all I can think of that happened in the last three days so I will talk to y'all later!
Penguins at the Holiday Stroll
|Mini Reindeer with a nice set of antlers|
|The car we have now|