Such a fantabulous week. I HAD FUN!
So ya lots happened. Where to start hmm well let's just toss it in a
blender and go random shall we.
Had interviews with President and training form the assistants. Is
anyone familiar with the BMW slogan? Well the training slogan for the
mission is "the baptismal invitation is not just about baptism; it is
not just about the invitation..... it is all about the experience." I
dunno about you guys but it could use some more work. I prefer the BMW
line "ultimate driving experience". Anyways I've been thinking a lot
more about how much good the gospel does. For EXAMPLE, when you have a
really good job and are getting paid well, it is difficult to leave
because it is so good.
I am confident that if we work at it this is what the gospel will do
for us. It will be that really well paying job and we will enjoy the
blessings. Disclaimer: I have been in that lazy mode and the truth is,
you don't receive the blessings and it sucks. Terrible... you aren't
happy and you seem to think "the grass is greener on the other side"
but this just isn't the case. Ever.
The gospel is "the good life" experience. Yes the truth is, it can be
a rollercoaster, but let me tell ya kiddies. As my
good friend Arnold bennet said "it is easier to go down a hill than
up, but the view is from the top". Let's get our hiking boots on and
get hiking because the gospel will enable us to climb whatever
mountain we wish to climb.
Ya enough of that so this week was fantastic. Taught some lessons, ate
some pigs feet 🐷 did some hiking; all good 😎.
Sliane, our Chinese member was on fire!! 🔥 She invited 3 then 4 then 5
friends to church!!! I liked what our ward mission leader said when I
told him we neeeded lifts to church for 9 people. He said, "That's a
good problem to have." They all made it and they all giggled at my
horrible Chinese but we made it! Enjoyed the time. They all enjoyed it
but some didn't eat breakfast and quickly found that to be a mistake
and were quite hungry haha!
The biggest, best miracle for last -!! Andy is a mid 20 year old
guy. His girlfriend, Hannah, met the missionaries 6 months ago and was
baptised in February. He has been taught lots but never made it to
church. We popped over to visit with Hannah and Andy was pretty bold
and said, "I want to be baptised one day, 100% sure." This was a little bit of a
surprise. All good tho and we hopped on the band wagon and discussed his
desires. Long story cut short, he set a baptismal date for June 16th!! And
he came to church!!!! The other elders and member were so so excited.
They have been trying to get him there for 6 months haha! Winner
winner chicken dinner 🍴
I had a lovely Sunday. Shoutout to Jack Gore and his family for being
so awesome and hosting us for a meal and skyping the fam!! I love that
family. Just like home ❤️
Today we went to some funky looking rock things. Picture Utah
sandstone but black haha
Sent from the land of the lads