This past week flew by. It literally feels like I was emailing just yesterday! The days seem so long, but then all of the sudden you look at what day it is and it has been a week. It is pretty crazy. This week was good though. On Saturday, we were able to finally get our TRC investigator to pray for the first time in a very long time. We met with him 4 times and each time all we really talked about was prayer and its importance and how he can receive answers for himself, even if he had bad experiences in the past. It was really cool when we got him to pray on our last visit with him before we left. It was probably the strongest that I have felt the Spirit since being here, which was a really sweet experience. He was a really good guy, so it kind of stunk that we weren't able to teach him any more after that visit.
On our Tuesday night devotional, Elder Maynes of the Seventy came and talked with his wife. It was a really good talk! He talked about the Restoration and about Joseph Smith. He mentioned how Joseph Smith the man could not have done the things that Joseph Smith the prophet was able to do, and that is all because of the power that God gave him to accomplish the work. In his talk he also mentioned how, as missionaries, we need to be "sweetly bold" when talking to people and that we need to talk to every single person that we can. He spoke a lot about the worth of 1 soul and how important it is that we don't miss out on opportunities to let that 1 soul who is ready to accept the gospel to miss out on all of the blessings that we receive from accepting Christ as our Savior through baptism. It was a really good talk.
We went to the temple this morning and it was really awesome. It was really good to be able to take that break from everything and enjoy the Spirit that was in the room. By the way, I forgot to tell you that I was able to give a blessing on like my fourth day at the MTC, which was a cool experience as well.