Monday, July 18, 2016
Hey guys its Elder Toly bouncing back for round 47.
We had a super blessed week here in Lindsay and I'm pumped to tell you all about it. Here this week the weather was super super hot haha but then it got rainy for a couple days which was sorely needed. But heres the week at review....
Monday we of course had mama Doerings which was great as usual. Tuesday was also really good We had an appointment with some returning members in which one of them is going to get his patriarchal blessing which is pretty exciting. One of our other investigators had also quit smoking which was a blessing too. That same day we also picked up a couple people to teach for which we planned to go see them the next day.
On Wednesday we met with both of them (separately) The lessons went both well and we set a baptismal date with one of them for August 14. The spirit was definitely there and he said he had never been baptized before and thats what we do so its a win-win situation. We also found another investigator and taught another as well as met with some member's who just got sealed as a family a month earlier which is awesome. Also saw a returning member. We then drove into Oshawa to the Zone leaders place because we had interviews the next morning with our new mission President.
On Thursday we had a Skills and interviews meeting. President Shields gave a instruction comparing us to the 2000 stripling warriors which was good. Also got to meet him. He used to be a ysa stake president so he is very fun, outgoing, and energetic man. Perfect for the mission. I also had to give an instruction on Repentance with another elder which was good. After we went to a McDonald's where they have a thing in which you can make you own burger. Probably the most classy burger I've ever had there.
After we went on exchanges and I went with an Elder Spencer. We went and helped weed sister Doerings garden which was fun and then had an appointment with an investigator we found or rather he found us last week. Unfortunately, He really just wanted to bash and had looked up a lot of anti previous to our coming. Just took it easy and didn't cause any contention which turned out ok even though he said some rude things. I would be lying if I said that was the first time that ever happened haha. Oh well, its all good.
On Friday morning we were doing some tracting and got a text saying from a family that they were moving in that day and needed help with moving. Other than us no one knew that this family was moving in but it was good and great cause they have 4 young boys which will bring energy to an older branch.
Later we drove way up north to a members house for dinner and then dropped by an investigator we hadn't seen for a while and booked a return appointment. On Saturday we met with an investigator out in one of the small towns and it went well and he wanted to come to church so we set it up.
Sunday- Our investigator came to church as well as some returning members who haven't come for a while which was good. Our investigator stayed for all three block and for the potluck after. That evening we stopped by our investigator with a date and taught a little about the book of Mormon.
Pretty good week. Love, Elder Toly