Here's the report for the week! Enjoy:)
So far it's been a pretty good 21st birthday! Elder Valentine gave the gift of Sonny's Southern BBQ, mmm so good! Also opened a letter from the mission, the "itinerary"... yikes!
One of the best Sundays of the mission! So if you remember Shristi, she was able to make it again for church. Later in the evening, we had a lesson with her and are currently teaching her English through the Book of Mormon, she gave us some really good Indian food afterward. And if you remember Mary, she also made it to church again and she's doing great, learning and living the gospel and still on date for the 27th. And then a new investigator, and THE MOST solid investigator I've ever met, Emma Sheriff came for the first time and she wants to be baptized ASAP. Emma's from Liberia, she was a referral and when we met her last week she immediately wanted to be baptized. Her background is very unique, here's a quick article I'd invite ya to read cause it's gives a brief look of her background story and what she's been through. From Muslim to Christian to LDS, she's come a long way and it's a blessing to see how God's hands have worked in her life.
The whole week was pretty awesome, we were able to have a great Zone Meeting. Sadly it was the last zone meeting of the mission, and gladly i thought one of the best. Again these meetings, a lot like church don't really mean a lot unless others experiences are being shared and the power of the spirit is brought in. The testimonies were stellar, and the trainings, oh so powerful. Being able to have the opportunity to be a missionary to missionaries is and has been one of the greatest blessings of the mission.
We had a pretty good exchange on Friday, I was with the old buddy and companion Elder Sorensen back in FLOWERY BRANCH. It was good time, we were able to have some good lessons and recaps of our adventures together. It ended with a Pie Tie party at the Decooks, saying goodbye to their son Ryan who heads for his mission in Racife Brazil this wednesday. A story begins and a story comes close to an end!
We'll be doing an exchange with Elder Anderson, I've felt really bad cause I've been the one leaving the area and leaving Elder Valentine in Level Creek for the past three exchanges. Tomorrow though he'll get his way out of here. And for the rest of the week, and transfer we'll just be focused on training.
"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering
together unto him,
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter
as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand."
That's about it for now, enjoy your day and god bless!
elder adam black