Had a pretty good week this past week and I hope everyone did as well. I love hearing from you guys and seeing how things are going, how they are changing and what is happening. So on Monday the impossible happened. It snowed! Again! Whooooo!! It actually snowed pretty good so we got maybe an inch but hey I'll take what I can get. We went shopping then emailed and we ended up playing some basketball at the stake center with the rest of the elders. After that we went to the Stake President's house, President Bush, and talked about their missionary opportunities and how they can better help the work move forward. Both he and his wife have someone specific in mind who they are going to make better efforts to talk with about the gospel. It served as a reminder to me that everyone needs a little push here and there no matter who they are or the position they hold.
Tuesday we had Zone Conference. It was a REALLY long meeting, from 9:00 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon. Yeah my backside was getting a little tired to say the least. It was really good though, President Riggs talked to us about How To Begin Teaching. We practice taught with each other and worked on how to better be able to talk to people and explain what we are teaching them so they can understand and personalize it to their life.
On Wednesday we had another meeting, this one was about Family History and how we can use it in our missionary work. They want us to know more about it so it will be easier for us to show people what it is and how to do it because a lot of people, even if they're not all that interested in the church, are interested in Family History. It's really cool actually.
Thursday we had splits with Brother Mortenson. We were able to see two potential investigators, a less-active family and teach an investigator so it was a really good day! When we were teaching the investigator, Regina, it was cool because Brother Mortenson talked more than we did. He was better able to help her understand the Book of Mormon and its origin. Members are so important to the work, it's incredible, the spirit they can bring to a lesson is amazing.
On Friday Elder Schenk had a District Leader Meeting so I went with the other Elders in our ward, Elder Rogers and Elder Belliston. It was pretty cool to be in a tripanionship for a day, we had a good time anyway.
Saturday Elder Schenk and I had dinner with the Staton's, they are a young couple with a little boy who is almost two years old. We played with the little boy whose name is Charlie, played cars until dinner. It was a pretty good night.
On Sunday we went to church and of course none of our investigators came, big bummer right there. We had some people say they'd come but I guess they just couldn't make it. We taught the Teachers Quorum in third hour. We taught them how to start conversations with their friends about the gospel and teach it so they can understand it.
Well that's it for this week. Love you guys!
~ Elder Brady