I love the pictures and I love hearing how you are doing and what you are up to! You all sound so great and you all look like you are having a blast! I am so glad to hear that the football game went so well this weekend and that you have a big one coming up soon! Good luck Caders and nice work Bubba with playing so well! Brockster! Nice new haircut Stenny. . .
These last few days have been crazy! So, on Friday I got a call that I was really not expecting. President called and said I was staying, but that I was receiving a new companion! I was shocked because Elder Powell and I were sure that we were staying together. Anyways, my new companion is Elder Dalton! Someone that I came into the mission with! Ahhhh I am seriously so stinkin' excited to be serving with him and we are going to have so much fun this transfer. I have been wanting to serve with him for so long. He is from Portland, Oregon!
This last week was pretty crazy. President Roney came out with some new standards of excellence intended to raise our faith and get us to push ourselves even a little bit harder. So, to put this into perspective. Elder Powell and I thought that we were teaching a ton over the past few weeks, but when we read the new standards of excellence we were seriously shocked! He raised it so that we needed to start trying to have 20 lessons per week! How crazy is that! I had never ever taught that many lessons in one week on my whole mission! With that being said, Elder Powell and I took it as a challenge and we decided that we were going to get that many lessons. Day after day we worked hard and we saw so many miracles. We taught so much every single day until we arrived at Sunday with two more lessons to go. After three RDV's fell through we found ourselves not knowing what to do. We just ran all over the place looking for people to teach and in the end, we were seriously blessed! We found two people on the street who we met, started and finished with prayers, and taught them about the gospel! It was seriously incredible! Such a miracle. The last lesson was late Sunday night and we barely got there in the last hours of the week! It was so amazing to see that if you give it your all to accomplish a righteous goal the Lord will provide a way to accomplish what is before you. We truly saw so many miracles, and above all we saw the fruits of our teachings with 3 investigators at church and 5 with baptismal dates. So, keep praying that all goes well with them!
The reason that I emailed so late today was because I was at the gare all stinkin' day! Haha, but what was cool was that when I was there Sister Witt's mom showed up and I was able to talk to her! She is like one of the nicest people in the world haha! She came up and she started talking like an old time friend and then she took us all out to lunch at subway and throughout the whole day she kept talking people to go and get sandwiches through out the whole day! It was awesome!
I would love to hear that talk from President Hinckley!
Sorry I don't have too much time so that is why this email is really short! Just know that I love you! I am happy and that I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer.