It's been a good first week to 2017! Still can't believe that year is here. Congrats Dayne on YPM again! That's super cool bud! Wish I could come see ya there again. What is that like 3 missions now? Haha what a record! Almost got GMA and Papa beat! Glad that you three made it out to Utah all good and safe without too much snow. Good fun!
It's been a pretty good week!
We had a couple miracles this week. On Monday we were trying to see Maria and Carlos (that have a baptismal date for the 21st) but they weren't there so we stopped by to see one of their apartment neighbors who just so happens to be another Investigator we have named German. He's been meeting with missionaries for a while but hasn't really been progressing. We had a lesson with him on the Book of Mormon and a brief restoration. We basically helped him realize that after knowing these things were true that baptism was the next step. He agreed and we set a date! That was cool. The next day we were trying to see Jesus (another baptismal date for the 21st) and he actually invited his sister to join in with us. We found out she used to go to young women's and she actually seemed more receptive that he did. We also set a date with her for the 21st too. We realize those are super soon and are working very hard to help them get there! Should be good!
We had Zone Conference on Thursday. The theme was becoming a consecrated missionary. I had a little section where I got time to give my thoughts on what that means. I related it back to it doesn't just apply to the mission but becoming converted disciple of Christ. I focused on how every decision we make and take should be focused on our ultimate purpose of returning to Heavenly Father, and that the motivating force behind that is the atonement. As we learn more about the sacrifice that our savior made for us, we'll be more motivated to be more righteous and obedient in what we do. I learned a lot just study and preparing for it! Those principles are applicable for all too!
This transfer is just flying by. We only have this week and next week left in the transfer. Wow! That just means there's no time to lose! Gotta keep working as hard as ever. Until next week. Love y'all!
Elder Alexander Scott Joyner