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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September Blew By!

This week was a lot nicer, weather wise. It's starting to cool down! Today I was actually a little chilly, I'm wearing a long-sleeved shirt today! :)

So last P-day I went to Taylor's bike shop which is this really high-quality bike repair shop that missionaries get a discount at, and got thorn resistant tubes, slime, and these strips that go in between the tube and the tire. So that should hopefully be the end of my flat tires! ;) We taught Aubry Tuesday and we did the rat trap lesson which is a really good lesson. We demonstrate that it works by smashing a pencil, then we have them look up a bunch of scriptures on faith, and while they're doing that I unhook the springs. After we're all done with the scriptures, I Set it up again (unhooked) and ask them to demonstrate their faith by touching it. Nobody will! It's really funny. But she sat there not wanting to for half an hour before she finally did.

After we taught Mackenzie on Wednesday we went to the Montes family, and a guy named Saul lives there. He is really interested in our church! But he said he would probably prefer it to be done in Spanish so sadly we had to give him up to the Spanish Elders. But I knew that we'll be blessed with finding someone else. The Lord provides! Then we taught Mikayla and then went over to the Warnicks for dinner. They got this bomb Chinese food! Really really good.

On Thursday our zone had interviews with President Moffat. So we studied for a little bit, and rode our bikes over to the building. Like I said it was just our zone, so there weren't too many people there. But I got interviewed, and it went really well. Then Elder Bloomfield did and the rest of the zone. Then we got trained on how to teach the importance of church attendance.
We got a call from a guy named Lloyd, and in the voicemail he left us (we were in a lesson so we couldn't answer) he said that he wants to more about our church and that he really wants to set up an appointment to meet with us! :) Talk about faith being put to the test and it working out! I love it! Ether 12:6 even though I quote it probably way too often, we don't receive a witness until AFTER the trial of our faith. So if we take that step of faith towards something we know we should do, even if it's scary, the Lord will bless us. :) This really is the Lord's Church back again on the earth. :)

Friday we were pretty busy! We had lessons planned at 2,4,5,6,7, and 8 o'clock! First we had weekly planning in the morning and went around and contacted the part member list for a while, until our appointment at 2. Then we went to Mackenzie's to teach her, then over to Mikayla's to teach her. We had a lesson that was cut a little short because of time unfortunately, but it was still good. We talked with Kempton Smith for a while and got a return appointment. Then we went to the Warnick's to help them move furniture around. They are switching one of their kids' rooms with the office, so there was a lot of moving that had to be done. Then we went to our last appointment and it turns out that the mom is best friends with Sister Gallegos (Sorry if I spelled that wrong!) family back home!!

Saturday we had lunch with Elmer! That was good. He's still doing amazingly well. Apparently he has a girlfriend now! I told him I'll give him 5 months until he's engaged when he's attending the singles ward. ;)
After lunch we taught Mackenzie and she was able to pay attention really well because her mom wasn't there, and the kids were playing in a different room. Normally there are the three kids (all under 5) running around laughing and screaming and there's a little dog running around as well. So it's usually pretty chaotic there but it wasn't too bad. We also had a lesson with Russ Howell again so that was good. :)

Sunday was the Brigham City dedication for the temple. That was pretty cool :) I liked the atmosphere of it. It was an extension of the temple, so we had to have a recommend to attend. Then we went around tracting different areas, then went to the church to set up for Mackenzie's baptism. I was really worried because the grandma wasn't answering her phone so I couldn't get a hold of anyone over there. But they eventually showed up, about 6:58 when it starts at 7. So we didn't have time to take pictures beforehand. The program went well, but Mackenzie was so nervous to go into the water! She sat on the steps for what seemed like 10 minutes but probably only about 2 or 3. I was just standing there in the water trying to assure her that it was okay, that it was the same as we had practiced it. Eventually she did, and she really liked it she said. The rest of the baptism went well. Elder Bloomfield gave a talk on the Holy Ghost which was really good. :)

This week was really busy with all the people we were teaching, but it was really rewarding with the things that I learned and the Spirit I've felt. :) I GET TO GO TO GENERAL CONFERENCE!! I'm going to the Saturday afternoon session. So make sure you watch it and look for me! :) I'm sending a picture of my ticket so you can know which row I'm in. ;)

I love you!
Elder Wilson

This reminded me of home, with everyone always scrambling to find a prom dress that's modest and cheap. This is a great idea!

The "Hungar" games hahaha this was at the church building. :) 

This is the pass that we had to have to get into the dedication meeting.

My General Conference ticket! I'm so excited :)

This is the picture after the baptism that we took. Mackenzie, her great grandma and her little brother, Zach, Elder Bloomfield, and I.

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