It was a pretty calm day. We did the normal pday routine and then dinner was the best. We went over to the second counselor in the bishoprics house and he fed us steak and potatoes and vegetables. Best dinner since i have been out. Afterwards he lent us his P90X3 videos so that we can workout in the morning. He is a pretty cool guy.
Just a finding day. We didn't really talk to alot of people. We then went to dinner with the Elders Quorum president. Then we had splits with the elders quorum. We visited a man who was less active. When we showed up he invited us in. He is an ex missionary. He served in Brazil. There is a statistic that 41% of returned missionaries go in active which is a scary big number and it shows there is a bunch out here in Bakersfield.
Wednesday 17th- BEST DAY IN THE MISSION SO FAR
We had exchanges today with the zone leaders today. I went with Elder G. We did alot of knocking. We gave out two book of Mormons and we got two referrals to commit to a baptism date after we taught them the first lesson. Always invite on the first visit. It was a really cool day there were so many miracles.
We switched back to our normal companionship today. Today was planning. So we planned alot and then went out for the rest of the night.
Zone conference was today. Elder Gregory A Schwitzer of the quorum of the 70 came and spoke. He was a really cool guy. You could feel the spirit really well while he was here. He gave some super good advice. After zone conference we went out and went to appointments
Today we had alot of appointments. We went and taught alot of lessons. We also had Jesus's (hey zoos) is how its pronounced. Anyways we had his baptism interview. He passed with flying colors. So he is ready to be baptized next Saturday. This week we started teaching his friend and his friend is interested. We taught Bryant (the friend) and he is super interested. He agreed to a baptism date. We then went to the night session of stake conference.
We went to stake conference in the morning. Then after we had a baptism to go to at 3 for a neighboring ward. We got 3 investigators to come. It was a really cool experience. Then we went to dinner with a member of our ward. There was a bunch of family over at his house so it was crazy. There was like 15 people. It felt at home. We had salmon and sausage and chicken and some amazing guacamole. They invited us back over for dinner on Wednesday so that should be fun
This morning we went to get our tire fixed. Then we went to clean our car. Then we went shopping and now we are emailing. Today we are going to an Ostrich farm as a district activity so that should be so much fun. I am excited.
Lastly my words of wisdom-
I love this scripture
"my son peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment" "And if thou endure it well God shall exalt thee on high: thou shalt triumph over all thy foes"
"some things that are difficult are sometimes disguised as opportunities"
Its not how fast we go its the direction that we are going that matters
The first picture is me smelling the "cream soda" tree. At the mtc there is a tree that smells exactly like cream soda.
The second one was us just landing in Bakersfield.
I hope you all have a great week