Monday, September 28, 2015

Marriage and the Priesthood

Awesome week this week. It started out with a great Zone Conference in Budapest on Tuesday, one of the Area 70's came down to the mission leadership conference on Saturday and so the training was based on his remarks. We also watched a lot of segmants from the general authorities on keeping the sabbath day holy. Lots of really good stuff.

Best day of the week was probably on Thursday. Which was good because usually Thursdays seem to be low days. We had a great program with the family we met a few weeks ago, they had some health problems over the week and so couldn't read the Book of Mormon, but we read through 3 Nephi 11 with them and talked about it, the Dad asked some really good questions about prophets and said it is all coming together to him why Joseph Smith is important. We talked about how the Lord called Nephi and gave him the authority to baptize, and invited them to both be baptized by the same authority. He said yes, but then the doorbell rang, and so we had to finish the program. He offered to say the closing prayer before we left though, something he has never been willing to do yet, So that was really cool. We then went tracting and had some good success. On one let in we were talking with a women, then her kids got home from school, one of her daughters had just turned 12 and spoke some English so she had us sing Happy Birthday in english as she walked in. I think we suprised her, she walked in, we started singing, and she walked right back out, and wouldn't return until we left. Super funny.

We had a marriage in the branch on Saturday as well, one of our members and a man from another city. Which is awesome for them, and also awesome for us because we now have a man in the ward who has been a member for 18 years. We even had 7 people in priesthood quorum on Sunday, 3 were missionaries, but still a lot better then my first week here when it was me, Elder Egan, and the Elders Quorum President sitting in a circle talking for an hour. Also, shout out to Brother Frew, the lesson was on leadership so I used his biking example, one of the men there was a biker so he loved it.

I'm super excited for General Conference this weekend. As long as we can get it to work, we will be running it and the Bailey's will be out of town for the weekend, so we'll see what happens.

Transfers are next week so I will be emailing on Tuesday.

Parkinson Elder