Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Week Twenty-One: New Transfers: Saying Goodbye, Saying Hello

This week we had the first transfer as office Elders.
We said goodbye to those missionaries who finished their time serving the Lord.
We welcomed those missionaries who are just starting their 18 or 24 months of service.

It was so wonderful to see people so excited to serve the Lord, fresh from the MTC.

We had a wonderful time as well this week teaching the Gospel. We have another baptism scheduled for the 27th, and we are so excited for that.

So we had a very strange Dinner Appointment on Tuesday. We went over to teach probably the most powerful family I've taught. Each time we have taught they took notes. We brought Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration for them to watch, and we had to wait to start till they each found their notebooks. As we watched it they all loved it. There were times each of us teared up. If you haven't watched that movie, do so now. Just click on the link and watch it for free.

Anyway after the movie, they asked us to stay for dinner, they were going to go pick up Pizza from a fast-food restaurant, Pizza Inn. They then asked if we all could just go there. We explained we can't drive or ride with others really and they told us to meet them there. When we arrived, we found 8 other missionaries from our zone there for dinner. We got to introduce this family to them all, and then some of them joined us and helped answer questions they had. It was crazy but fun.

Other than that we got to take some of the Priest age young men in our ward with us to do some street-contacting, which was a bit of a laugh. Drunk people are interesting because they all really want to tell us things.

But anyway, that's all for this week.

I want you all to know that I know that God speaks to us. Both through his Prophet and through personal revelation and promptings of the Holy Ghost. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ both love us more than we can comprehend and miss us dearly. If we are just willing to ask them and listen, they are more than happy to answer us.

May the Lord Bless you all in all that you do.
-Elder Wilcken

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