|Elder Jones & Elder Tillotson|
I hope all of you enjoyed conference; I sure did! We had lots of fun because we were able to go over to a member's house, make breakfast, and watch. It was funny because, while my companion and I were riding our bikes there, a minister from a local non-denominational Christian church stopped us and invited us to their services. The chance to bible-bash was tempting, but we chose to watch conference instead ;)
It has also been a crazy weekend in that transfers happen today. My trainer Elder Tillotson is getting transferred to another zone to be a zone leader. My new companion is a Polynesian guy named Elder Tautuiaki (not sure how to spell it). From what I have heard, he's pretty cool. Hopefully we get to work really hard this transfer.
We have also had lots of lessons. The twelve year-old girl we have set for baptism is almost finished with the missionary lessons; not exactly sure how converted she is to the Gospel, but we will try to help facilitate that conversion so that her baptism coming up is a truly meaningful experience. That is one thing that our ward mission leader is concerned about; he's worried that this will be another numbers baptism, instead of a new, strong follower of Christ. The ward has struggled with retention of new converts, so we don't want to rush to get her baptized and have her fall away. But she is doing really well overall; hopefully we can do that sometime this month.
I really love all the pictures that you've sent me. It's exciting to see friends and family from home since I can't see them for about 21 months ;) Keep sending them!
Make sure to keep in touch! I love all of you and would love you even more to hear from you! Take care, be safe, and press forward with a steadfastness in Christ!
p.s. I will try to send pics tomorrow!