First off thank you so much to those who emailed me this week or sent letters/packages. It was a lot of fun to read about how everyone is doing and about college football :)
Ok I better jump into things quick here. We were in Lewistown the beginning of the week. Elder Ika is an awesome Elder. He is from Draper, UT. He went to Alta and he's Tongan! He is cousins to Reno Mahe and I'm talking legit cousins! Not just poly cousins. He actually has been to his house in Phily and to an Eagle's preseason game! He is also cousins to Vai Sikahema. He said because of this he and his family frequent BYU games often. So it's good to be able to talk a little bit about that. Still not as big of a fan as me but hey I'm kind of crazy when it comes to BYU so I wouldn't really expect it. haha.
Zone Conference is this week on Thurs. It's going to be really good. We are having a combined Zone Conference with 2 other zones. GF, Helena/Butte, and Bozeman. It's going to be in Helena up in the mountains somewhere and we get to wear jeans and a t-shirt! We as a district are going to wear our district
t-shirts. It's going to be awesome. We have had to memorize Jeremiah 16:16 which is the perfect scripture for our mission. I'm really looking forward to seeing a lot of different missionaries and seeing what Pres. Gardner has in store for us. I think this is an awesome idea of his. This is just one of many reasons I love Pres. Gardner. He is always doing things to unite the mission and let us experience something different.
So this week was a little slow. We taught a lot of less actices but a lot of our investigators weren't home. We did have a good lesson with J though and he came to church! Church was very busy for us this week. We were asked Thursday to speak in church. This was happening along with us teaching part of the combined 5th Sunday lesson with the Ward Mission Leader. So we were really a part of everyone's Sunday services. haha. My talk was on Prov 3:5-6. I really focused in on trusting the Lord and gave a few examples from the scriptures like Nephi, the 2,000 stripling warriors, and Job. I think it went really well. Talking in church is nothing now. It's pretty easy for me to get up and just share my thoughts. I totally ran out of time and didn't even get to cover some of what I wanted but that's ok. In the combined lesson we focused on the article in the July Ensign Sharing the Gospel with Confidence. Everyone should definitely read it. It's a really good talk and it teaches some different things about how to better talk about the gospel without being defensive. We made everyone do role plays which was a lot of fun to watch them do it. I still think some are struggling with how to do it best because it's different than we are used to talking but it was a good intro and hopefully we can hit on it again with members at dinners and stuff.
There was a new person at church this week from Chandler. He is a Freshman at Northern and he is a center for the football team. It was a lot of fun to talk to him. He is here for one year before leaving on his mission. He's a poly and his dad is from New Zealand. It was fun to talk AZ stuff with him and talk about how we are all going to Freeze this winter! haha Especially E.Whitlock. He is already cold with this rain and cooler weather we have had. haha It did get down to 40 the other night and it's been in the 50's the last two days with rain.
So we were talking to C about prayer this week and she said when she was a little girl she went to the Catholic Church with a friend and her friend told her about how they pray to the Virgin Mary and then she tells Jesus. She went home and told her mom she was never going to be Catholic because they pray to Mary, and Mary is a woman, and women gossip. So Mary would probably tell everyone her prayers before she told Jesus. HaHaHa She said her mother laughed so hard. That's pretty funny.
Well Tues night was no good. We ate some bad Chinese we think and let's just say it left us both pretty sick around 12. Not fun. We still felt blaw on Wed and slept in some. We are doing good now though.
One last quick thing. There is a new Elder from Eagar, AZ. You should ask Bro. Rogers about him.
Ok I better get going. Hope everyone has a great week! I love you all. Thanks again for the emails and letters. They are greatly appreciated. Oh and GO BYU!!!! BEAT Washington!