|Elder Vernon, Odys, Karolina, and Elder Gudnason|
Hey hey hey family! Well, another week is past and gone.It's been a good week, one full of exciting times, and disappointments, like all weeks in missionary work. I have been sick this week, which has been a bummer, but I'm feeling better and healthy now, so it's all good! Mom, I know you'll be interested in what I had and everything, so I'll let you know now, it was just a cold. I actually ended up losing my voice with it, so i couldn't do a whole lot, which was frustrating, but Sis. Kagele (Mom, you will love her) got some nyquil for me, and I'm all taken care of. I'm already back up and going strong, so no worries. I'll apologize right now, this computer is being strange, and I can't get my voice recording to work, so you'll have to wait until next week for that.
|Elders Vernon, Gudnason, Harris and Dodge|
Being a new zone leader, and not having taught K at all, I actually had to do the baptismal interview. I was super nervous, having never done one before, but Elder G and I role-played it in companionship study and everything went super well. I'm always amazed at who the gospel touches. K is a shy, quiet, 16 year old girl, but she has a testimony. It's just a testimony builder to me that God is preparing people everywhere for this message.
Elder G is a fantastic missionary. I'm grateful for the chance to work with him for a couple of weeks. I've learned a lot about contacting from him, and especially about asking for referrals. He asks everyone. He has fine tuned skills that I know I need to develop as a missionary, and it's been a real blessing seeing them all in action this week. He knows what it means to be a missionary, and it's helping me to get a view of who I can really be as a missionary. He's committed to work until the very end as well, which is a real blessing for the both of us. He hasn't slowed down one bit, and we won't this week either. I've been learning a lot about how dumb Americans are from him too. It's been a real eye-opening experience, haha.
Well, we just found out the emailing closes early today. Time's up for me. I have to go! I love you all and the gospel is true!
Love, Elder Vernon