Monday, June 26, 2017

Week #96

Week 96: So this week was pretty good!

On Monday we went to a Korean BBQ place which is quite interesting, you order meat off an i-pad and they bring it to you and you cook it on a stove built into the table. All-you-can-eat too which is awesome!

Tuesday we met with Chris and it went pretty good. Got to catch up on some things which is good after a years time. He has been fighting some demons is his life, but is wanting to work on them slowly, but surely.

next day we met with Sam and shared the Law of Chastity which went really well and also talked about Prophets and Thomas Monson. Thats the cool thing about the Restored gospel is that we have prophets just as God has always called throughout time and that have always taught us more about Jesus Christ and will always help us stay on the right path even when the world is deceptive.

Thursday we did a blitz which is where more than one set of missionaries work in one companionship's area to help boost it. Later on we went to Institute which Sam attended as well. The next day we went to a zone conference in Kitchener. Really good and there were two other zones there and I think five of my companions were there which was super cool. Later I went on exchanges with Elder Welch who was in the Oshawa zone with me in the past.

Saturday we met with Celeste and it went well and a Spanish speaking member came. She still doesn't feel ready yet for a date, but after the lesson the member told us its kinda a culture thing in South American countries where they don't feel quite ready for big commitment things even though they really are. After we went to this neighborhood fair thing with tents and bouncy castles and different booths from places in the community and the Burlington Ward set up a booth that we helped with. Super fun.

Sunday we had church and Sam came and afterwards there was the baptism of Andrew this guy that the Chinese Elders are working with. It was a little disorganized and I ended up conducting the service, but after he got baptized he bore his testimony and told his story of how he had first met missionaries 6 years ago, but had turned them down. Really cool and powerful.

A scripture I wanted to share from this morning is Alma 17:31 so this is about Ammon and what he said after the kings servants after the flocks were scattered and how everyone started freaking out because they were going to be killed for losing the flocks. "And it came to pass that he flattered them by his words, saying: My brethren, be of good cheer and let us go in search of the flocks, and we will gather them together and bring them back unto the place of water; and thus we will preserve the flocks unto the king and he will not slay us."

Even though things were not going well Ammon still had a positive attitude and Everything turned out good because he trusted in the Lord and also helped others feel good. A good example of this is Austin. He is the dog that belongs to the member who we live above and we often see him in the backyard on our way to the garage. Yes, I realize he is a dog, but dogs are the perfect example of being happy and uplifting all the time and that is what Ammon did in this scripture and it lifted others just how Austin does that to us so we decided to give him a shout out this week.

Love you all! -Elder Toly

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