This week was a fun week!
Elder Scholes had a birthday and we were able to go down to the temple on Wednesday, I love the temple and the spirit found in it. I learn so much every time Ii go there! I was lucky to have a companion who had a birthday this last month. On the way back our driver fell asleep and we almost crashed ... and then 5 minutes later we got a flat tire .... so we got stuck at a Costco in Lancaster for like a hour or so ... It was an eventful day!!! haha
We also taught AJ and Alyssa, we shared the plan of salvation. We drew it out on a chalk board so they would be able to visualize it and understand it better. They started asking a lot of questions that would lead into the next points of the lesson! It was perfect. I love those two kids! And they came to church this week! That is a miracle! OH ... and CHURCH happened to be a special stake conference where Na apostle of the lord spoke to us! We were able to have elder L Tom Perry speak to us through satellite.
Elder Perry talked about missionary work and pretty much called out the members for not giving referrals to us the missionaries. It was funny! So I’m hoping and praying that the members will listen!!! He also spoke about the future of missionaries. How there will be at least one set of missionaries in each ward soon! It was pretty awesome!
This Saturday we are having the baptism of Riley, she made her own baptismal program and everything! She is so excited to get baptized. It’s going to be this Saturday at 12. It’s good because one of the members that she is close to is going to baptize her, and he happens to be in the bishopric. She will have a really strong fellowship in the ward now because of that and will be more likely to stay active!!
The other day we got asked to help someone move by the other missionaries. So we went over and there was no one there helping this couple and her two friends move. Everyone was busy because it was super bowl weekend ... so because they liked us and wanted to pay us back they invited us over for dinner. It was fun! Everyone was getting along really well and they were asking questions about the church and stuff. One of them knew a lot about the church and seemed really excited we were over. So later I felt the spirit tell me to ask him if he is a member, he started tearing up and whispered yes ... and that he has been less active for like 30 some odd years, he wants to come back now. It was such a testimony builder to me on how the spirit really works!
Well family! I love you all so much and miss you tons!!! I can’t wait to see you all in 6 months!!!!!
Love Elder Blake Garrett