This week was crazy! Monday night was awesome! We got to have two lessons with our investigators. A young mom we are teaching accepted baptism and came to church yesterday. The other lesson was with a young girl who needs permission from her dad to be baptized. Tuesday, Sister Thomas was really sick so we didn’t really do anything.
Thursday was Thanksgiving which has been my favorite holiday on the mission! We woke up and got together with three zones to play turkey ball. Then we hung out and had smores before we headed to dinner at the Horton’s home. That night we got back together and played board games with the other missionaries.
On Friday, I was able to go to the temple with my Mission President, his wife, and all the missionaries going home the same time as me. It was a very spiritual experience.
Saturday, we taught Elvis again and we brought a member who has recently returned to being active in the last five years, after leaving the church when he was 16, and then falling into a life of drug abuse, but was able to overcome that and become a strong follower of Christ. This was the first time he had ever gone out with the missionaries and it was such a great and powerful lesson.
On Sunday, during third hour, we shared the new Christmas initiative with the ward. There is a really cute video that has come out and you can find it at mormon.org. Then later in the day we were able to teach the message of the Restoration at a baptism the Elders in our ward had.
It was a great week and I’m looking forward to this upcoming week where I can give it my all. This is the last week of my mission and it is beyond bittersweet. I love serving Jesus Christ because of all He has done for me. The last week He gave us His all, and this week I will too.