I miss the cabin. It sounds like you guys are really busy, when do you finish your masters, Mom? Is it in May? Keep going, I am sure that you are probably still getting like 110% on everthing as usual. Tell Kaden I know he was faking, A head cold... pshhh sounds to me like he had a brainfreeze so he had to stay home, haha. That is way cool that he is doing so well with church stuff, he is pretty smart and really knows what's up when it comes to the white shirt thing. We are teaching Ronal how to do the Sacrament next week so that should be fun. Grandma's pants sound like they are going to be awesome, I could hear Grandma explaining them as I read that paragraph, haha. You never tell us about your callings anyway, haha. Now that we are on missions all of the sudden you guys tell us :) (and I am sure that Keeg and Xoch both will agree.)
Man we had a good week this week. There has been a lot going on but something I really noticed this week was the youth in the Church here, I am pretty sure that they are stronger members than like 80% of the youth back home, way stronger than I was.
For mutual this week, it was combined. The YW were in charge of it and we worked with the Young Women's president to organize a missionary activity. The YWs president is one of my favorite members ever, she is taking us to the movies tomorrow for P-day. Her name is Atu Tuimoala, I know she is friends with Elder Johnsons mom on facebook so I am not sure if she friended you yet. anyways she is awesome. We put together a short 4 question survey about the church for the youth to go tracting. If this was going to happen back home I would be like, that sounds boring and probably not go. But the youth here are awesome we had about 30 kids show up - some were even non-members that got invited. We put everyone in companionships and sent them out with different leaders to different parts of the ward. They went out for about 45 min, in that short amount of time they were able to find 11 interested people for us to go and teach. This was more than we were expecting - we were hoping for 1 or 2. The youth were all good, they have done stuff like this before once ore twice so they were already pros at knocking on doors. This helped us out heaps and they keep asking us about the people that they found, they are upset that we haven't been able to contact all of them yet. But to be fair we did the survey on Thursday and they were getting mad at us on Sunday. Not that long! It is awesome how much missionary work they are willing to do.
This week we began teaching this kid who is a lost record. His name is Tali, he was baptized in Tonga when he was 8 (he is 16 now), and they lost the record, this happens a lot with the islands, so usally the procedure is that we just go over, schedule his re-baptism and go through the baptismal interview questions with him. This one was different though. Tali's family has been LA for years, he doesn't really know that much about the church, he knew that he had been baptized but that was about it, he started comming to church with a priest in our ward named Tama, they live down the street from eachother and they are pretty close, Tama is the only active member in his family as well. When we went over to teach him we brought tama with us to just pretty much go through the questions with him. It turned out that Tama talked to Tali and tali doesn't really know much about the gospel and wants to be taught everything. Tali is pretty shy and was really nervous about telling us but because of tama we were able to set a date for next month for the baptism, before then we are going to teach Tali everthing just like a normal investigator it is pretty cool how he is wanting to learn and how Tama has made all the difference for him.
"Zions Army" is growing both in numbers and in strength.
It was a really good week.
Love you guys,