Matthew 28:19 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost"

Monday, March 28, 2016

Week 31 - Viru

Wow we had a really interesting week here in our area. It was a great week filled with ups and downs. We started off last week at the beach. That's right we went to the beach for p-day. It was super fun. We played some catch on the beach and we also played some ultimate Frisbee. 
We have really been focusing a lot on our Savior and his atonement lately because its Easter Season obviously, but we have also been asked by the general authorities to testify of Christ more. I have definitely seen my testimony of the Savior grow as we have taught and testified of him more.
This week we also had a little activity night with a lesson in the Church, and all day we couldn't think of what to talk about, but as soon as it started we saw that we were talking with about 12 young boys. We decided to talk about preparing and serving a mission. It went pretty well, and after a young man ho has a ton of friends in the church and is coming to seminary took us aside and told us he wants to be baptized. That was really  awesome, but in our mission we have a rule that you cant baptize people under the age of 18 if their parents aren't members or aren't going to be baptized too. We have that rule because its really hard for the young kids to stay active and keep their covenants without the support of their family. We are going to start working with his family more and see how it goes. 
This week a great family we have been teaching had a lot of ups and downs. It is the same family I talked about last week. The two brothers that I talked about, their mom passed away this week. She wasn't super old, so it was a surprise for the whole family. They have handled the situation very well though. We have visited them quite a bit this week to help those who aren't members understand the plan of salvation better. They are a great family and I can really see the spirit working in them. The brother who isn't a member shared his testimony with us yesterday which was super cool because he is really quiet and kind of shy. Anyway, the dad and mom weren't married yet so they couldn't be baptized, but now they will just have to be sealed in the temple in the future because shes not on earth anymore. The dad is planning on getting baptized this Saturday. I'm really excited to continue to help them throughout these next few weeks. They are such an awesome family. 
Yesterday was the last day of the change so we got the news of transfers and.......Elder Herget and I get to stay right where we are!!!!! Yeahhh!!! I'm so excited for one more change here. I know this is the work of the Lord. I know that our Savior is someone real and that he is always there ready to help lift us up. I'm so grateful for that and the knowledge we have of the plan of salvation. 

Companion Picture (Elder Miller & Elder Herget)

Elder Herget Elder Cook Elder Muñoa and Myself
We got to play some football and ultimate frisbee at the beach last Monday

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