|Picture from Sis Weston's FB of Sioux City Zone Conference earlier in March. |
Elder Zack is the 12th from the left in the back row.
|Elder Juan with his cake|
|Elder Juan after we shoved his face in his cake :)|
|Elder Juan with his presents from my family|
As for updates our investigators....
Martha is as great as ever. Progressing so fast and loving everything we tell her. She loves how it all makes sense and the pieces fit together. The Gospel is simply beautiful and beautifully simple, just the way it should be.
Jose is doing awesome. He was so excited to come to church this week, saying that he was going to get off work early and come prepared with questions and expectations for answers.... but then his brothers car broke down with the food in a town 45 minutes away and he had to go get him. But Emma, his wife, came to church! and all three hours!
Norberto is... fun. This week we taught him the law of Chastity, which anytime you teach it is kind of awkward but when you teach it to a guy who's moral compass is a little eschew and has a past with lots of problems, its about 3 times as awkward. But we're done with that lesson now, so hopefully we won't need to cover it again!
Anyways there's our 3 main guys. Everyone else is fairly new so there's not a whole lot to report about for this week.
Yesterday we had the awesome opportunity to hear from the Winter Quarters Temple President who came and gave a fireside to our branch. President Okiishi talked all about the temple and seeing God's hand in our lives. The whole time I was just thinking about the blessing I had growing up only 5 minutes from the temple. Omaha (where the Winter Quarters temple is ) is an hour and 45 minutes away. That's way too far for me. I loved being able to go there whenever I wanted and just think. Everything would always be so much clearer when I left. I've been wanting a Temple trip pretty bad this week. I miss the temple.
Anyways the fireside was awesome! You could feel his love for the Temple and for the Missionary work, since he was a convert himself. He's one of the nicest people I've ever met, so I couldn't help but get a picture with him. We're hoping to go see him soon, since we've got a pretty good size group of people in our branch all preparing to go through the temple and since we re-activated a few of them, we get to go too! Sadly the trip isn't until next transfer so who knows if we'll still be here or not. I hope so!
|Me and President Okiishi|
Thats all for this week! I love you! Thanks for the package this week! Elder Juan like his gift :)
Lots of love,
PS I realized I have zero pictures of any of my friends. If you could send me some of those, that'd be great :)