Monday, November 14, 2016
Week #64 To Oshawa
Week 64: Alrighty crazy week with the transfer, but I'll try my best.
On Monday we had a great P-day as we went up to Barrie and played sports. We had had a challenge and our team had won and so we got to throw some pies in the losing teams faces which was super fun. We then returned to Newmarket where we had a lesson with an investigator and her main question was how she could raise her kids better and we were pumped because the gospels like the best way.
On Tuesday we had transfers so we went to Brampton and I got my new companion Elder Jackson whose 6 foot five inches and came out with me so it was awesome. We then went back and found 2 new investigators which was sweet.
The next morning on Wednesday we went and met with the branch president who is sweet. From there we went to a district meeting about revelation through prayer and really if we want answers we have to be willing to work for them and show God we truly need his help. After that we went and did some service for some members by taking out the brick flooring in their basement. We then went to a families place who had two little kids who love the missionaries. It was sweet. Then went by one of our new converts from Venezuela who got baptized 5 weeks ago. He's awesome.
Next day we met with some less active YSA (young single adults) one of which had not gone to a sacrament service in 12 years. We taught the plan of salvation and kept tying it into church and at the end when talking about the Celestial kingdom we asked what might be keeping him from going there and he said church and we told him we could get him ride there and back and he said he would come.
Friday we went to another district meeting which focused on planning and was really good. We practiced teaching 2 times. One after we had planned the lesson and the other with no planning and you could see the difference. It was cool. We also met with a couple new converts. One who got baptized a month and a bit ago. She's pretty funny and sassy and then we met with another new convert as well. We then went and drove to Peterborough and stayed with the elders there for the night cause there was a baptism there the next day.
Saturday- we went to the baptism and also met with an investigator to which we taught the restoration and invited him to read the book of Mormon.
The next morning we went by and he had read it but only a couple of pages but that was sweet how he did read. We went to church and it was interesting, just a bunch of young people . Not really used to that and especially on a mission where you are dealing with older people a lot of the time. The guy I was talking earlier came to his first sacrament service in 12 years and he loved it and felt the spirit so strong and at the end he said he felt like crying. It was so cool and made me almost feel like crying . After church we met with the Stake Presidency and discussed missionary work in the stake and how it was going. It was cool to see some experienced leaders in action. We then went and had dinner later at a cool member families place. That's the week though.
Love you all! -Elder Toly