Monday, July 6, 2015

Lots happening, it's been a big week

So this week has been awesome. First of all Our new mission President came in. His name is President Donaldson and his wife is obviously Sister Donaldson. They are so awesome. He was an area Seventy but got released to be our mission President and man does he have experience. This next 3 years will be crazy for the mission. And this next year is going to be crazy for me. We went to a big conference where they introduced themselves and it was great. They have some amazing experiences. So they are both pretty young, late 50's, thats young for an Area Seventy and a Mission President. When they were in Salt Lake City on their first day as mission Presidents their house got broken into and everything got stolen, all of Sister Donaldsons Jewelry and their laptops and their other technology stuff and even Presidents car! And Sister Donaldson started to cry a little when she was telling the story and she said this and it was so amazing. She said "Satan is already showing his ugly head, but he wont stop us. After all, it doesnt matter, those are just things." And they both gave amazing talks and just needless to say, I am so excited to serve under them. 

Other news, I am getting a new companion. Elder White, I know him, he is flippin awesome! We are going to have the best time here. We are going to just do the best work and have an awesome transfer. Also Elder Mulville and Elder Barton are both Zone Leaders now, I feel so proud. I loved serving with both of those guys. There are a lot of missionaries going home this transfer too. I will miss a lot of them. They are such awesome guys and girls. So both exciting and sad things are happening right now. 

So other than those things our week was really crazy. We taught heaps of lessons. 8 investigator lessons this week! Thats a great week! And We started teaching that new guy on monday morning. John Mitchell. He is great, and he has a baptismal date now for August 15th. We also taught Kevin a couple of times and he is really awesome. He will be baptized for sure. just gotta figure out when is all. There was this other appointment with a former investigator named Mark, that was the strangest and funniest thing, Elder Stoker and I took about 30 minutes after in almost silent awe just trying to figure out what happened. We still didnt know. I cant even write the things that were so funny. So oneday if you want to know ask me about it. (Like you will ever remember this one appointment) hahah. 

I will really miss Elder Stoker when he goes home this week, he taught me so much in this short 4 weeks we were together and we have been able to be so involved in the Lords work together. Its really been a blessing. 

All in all I am excited for what is coming up here soon in Aberdeen and in the Scotland Ireland Mission. Its a good time to be a servant of the Lord. 

I was thinking a lot lately about recieving the Holy Ghost and the significance of the baptism of fire. And it has been so interesting to ponder the significance of having our souls purified, THROUGH the Atonement, but BY the POWER of the Holy Ghost. It has just intrigued me so much lately. Maybe give a think about it and read up a little. There is so much more to it than we ever think about. 

Elder stoker watching 3 d oil rig at the museum.. 

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