The week here was good. It was extremely busy! We had two exchanges. On Tuesday we went with Elder Christensen and Elder Evans. I was with Elder Christensen for the first time since our exchanges in Madras when he was my Zone leader out there! It was a fun day. We had some crazy experiences. But overall it was a really good day. I got to do a baptismal Interview that day as well for a 19 year old guy named Remington and that was really cool! He had a really strong testimony so that was awesome to be able to see. The other exchange that we went on was with the Assistants on Friday. I went up to Newberg to be with Elder Woody. It was a really good time. He is a really good missionary and I definitely learned a lot from him. It was a day I won't forget! Definitely helped me out in a lot of ways, so I was super appreciative to be able to go on that exchange.
Saturday was a really busy day as well. We had a temple visit with Jeff and Audrey! Brother and Sister Angell, who were baptized just over a year ago, took us up there. It was a very good temple trip. The Spirit was extremely strong there. I was grateful to be able to be on temple grounds for a couple of hours. It was an awesome experience for Jeff and Audrey as well. They really really enjoyed it and are steadily progressing towards baptism sometime next month. Saturday evening we got transfer calls. Elder Patterson and I are both staying here, which we expected. We think we are going to be here a while. There are about 15 missionaries going home this transfer, and then another 40+ in August, so next transfer is going to be a crazy one! There are a lot of missionaries coming in as well. Like 30. We are hoping that we might be able to train next transfer and split the area, but we will see!
Today I was studying about the Book of Mormon and what happens when we prayerfully study it.
Here's my notes of thePromised blessings that come from prayerful study of the Book of Mormon:
- The Spirit of the Lord will come into your hearts - Pres. Hinckley
- Strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to God's commandments - Pres. Hinckley
- Stronger testimony of the Living Reality of the Son of God - Pres. Hinckley
- Be in a position to hear the voice of the Spirit - Pres. Monson
- Be in a position to resist temptation - Pres. Monson
- Be in a position to overcome doubt and fear - Pres. Monson
- Be in a position to receive heavens help in our lives - Pres. Monson