Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Praying and Teaching

This week was great! Definitely my best week in the mission. I feel like I am beginning to re-develop the mentality I had my senior year of football, where I just plow ahead and continue improving, not sweating the small mistakes. I was a lot happier this week as I did that.

Today we made cinnamon rolls with the nicest sister in the ward. I will be skyping from her house next week so you will get to meet her. Also, mom, could you send me an apple pie recipe to give her? She is fantastic. She suffers from some disabilities and has been in a wheel chair her whole life. She has always wanted to have children and the missionaries have kind of been her children, because she couldn’t have her own. We also made cookies for a less active sister in the ward but they don’t have chocolate chips here and the chocolate bar we used kind of melted into the cookie batter. So that was interesting. It all worked out. They tasted okay in the end.

We are chipping away at the less active member list, as well as old investigators. We have some great investigators now. There is a young couple who told us they want to be baptized. We are also teaching a nice young man; he has two daughters and also is really humble. His wife hasn’t shown too much interest yet though. We are also teaching a nice wood carver who has conversed with missionaries in the past. He is like a character out of a book. I will tell you about him this week. We are also teaching another guy, and an 18 year old and his mother. Many of them have expressed a desire to be baptized, but none have come to church yet.

I have been thinking a lot about prayer this morning because my prayers have gotten a little sloppy lately. I love the section on prayer in chapter 4 of Preach My Gospel. I also loved the talk I listened to this morning by Elder Bednar. “Pray Always”, it is awesome. He talks about how the earth was created spiritually before physically and how in our morning prayer we can create our day spiritually before it really happens.

I love you all tons and can’t wait to talk on Mother’s Day. I am praying for you! 

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