Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24, 2011

We taught a lot of lessons this week. Don’t have space to talk about them all. I think all in all we taught 19 lessons. That number will probably keep rising too. There are a lot of people to teach, it’s just none of them can go to church. It makes things difficult. We are working hard in Fernley, and might go from 0 members there to having a Spanish group by the end of next transfer. It’s just a possibility, but at least 4 people have expressed interest in getting baptized and there are others we are teaching there. They are all way cool too. One of them is named Louis. He is super funny and is already doing missionary work even though he isn’t baptized. His sister is a relief society prez in a Spanish ward in Salt Lake, so both he and his sister want to get baptized, but learn more first. We can definitely do that. We are also continuing to teach a large group of kids, a few of which are less active members and the other couple aren’t members. They range in ages from about 13-17. They are all related to members. They are super cool kids and we challenged them all to read 5 pages in the Book of Mormon every day for 100 days. They have started strong and read together, so we will see how that goes.

Zone conference was good as always. Of course President and Sister Black came up, and the Assistants to the President, too. They told me they forgot to tell Sarah that they were coming though, so I didn’t get anything from her this time. Hopefully next month. We talked about using the Book of Mormon in teaching and working with members better. They had the ward mission leader from the student ward in Reno talk to us. He was solid; created some good discussion and had some solid ideas.

I got a package from Logan and Richard! It was pretty sick. I got a picture frame that says “Love” on it, hahaha, a bunch of sweet pictures of us, and a huge bag of Skittles, just like I like it. I miss good old Smash Bros and game nights with unlimited skittles. Those were such good times. Always miss the Jacks. They are da best.

Check out the video of Paris – person, not place.