Monday, July 11, 2016

Week #46

Hey, so this was a pretty crazy week after emailing last week we drove back to Lindsay to get my companions stuff and then drove to Toronto to pick up a couple mandarin speaking elders who needed a ride to transfers. Let me tell you, driving through Toronto is INSANE! There are people everywhere and bikes and yeah just a lot going on. I probably ran like three red lights ha-ha. Finally we made it to Brampton and stayed over at the Assistants where there were a ton of missionaries staying so it was super fun.
 The next day we had to go over to the Stake Center early cause I had to attend the trainers meeting. I was super nervous and not to excited ha-ha. But it all went well and I was able to get my new companion,... Elder Morris from Salt Lake City, Utah. Super humble and loving guy who is just so ready to work,. My kind of missionary. He graduated the same year as me but decided to do a year of school at the University of Utah.

 It was a good week though. We found 8 new investigators. Had our investigator come to church for the third time which is great. One of our investigators was found through a really cool way. We were planning, Elder Morris' first and we had a little extra time so I showed him a map he had never seen before and invited him to pray for a street to tract and left for a few minutes, came back and he had picked a street. So the next day we tract that street and nothing on the one side and the next side first house we get let in and teach the Restoration. It was great. 
Later that same day we were called from a member who said she had a friend who wanted some help so we went over and taught him the first lesson and when we were getting to the end I remembered one of the things a new missionary is supposed to do their first week is invite people to baptism so I nudged him to do it and he invited the man with a lot of boldness. It was great. The best thing is that the guy accepted the invitation and agreed to August 7. Still a lot of learning and work to do with him, but hopefully we can help him change himself through the gospel. 
On Thursday night we went and slept over at the zone leaders place which was really great and fun and the next morning we had zone council in which I had to do an instruction on repentance which went very well. 

We had a great branch council as one of the Stake presidency members showed up and things went good and the spirit was felt. 
One of our returning members got interviewed for his patriarchal blessing and was good to go for it and soon will be preparing for the Melchizedek priesthood. 
Had a great dinner at Sister Pollards (love that lady, heart of gold) who had all of her grandkids over which are all crazy but fun.
 Pretty solid first week of the transfer. Well that's about it but have a great eh?

-Elder Toly from Week 46

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