I am going to make this email quick. Trek sounds like it went well. Happy Fathers day dad. I had a good week. I am so grateful for all you do Dad and the example you have been to me.
This week was really good. We had so many activities on, like I talked about last week. Friday was the best activity which was the cultural night. We did a dance for SA [Single Adults] which was pretty fun. We looked really funny. Every auxiliary did a dance. It looked like a stake activity. Elder Peihopa came with his parents to see us perform. It was great to see him.
Saturday was a very awesome day. We were able to have the Baptism of Rueben Isa'ako he is 8 years old and his mother used to go to church when he was young. He has been taught by missionaries since he was 7 as they have been visiting his family for a very long time. Unfortunately I was unable to get a picture of him. I suck. I am grateful to have had a little bit of time to teach him and help him out but everything was pretty much ready when I came into the area. It was a good service and his whole family came which was really good.
Sunday we had a very interesting day. It was ward conference so the stake president was presiding. Sacrament meeting went for an hour an a half and then right before the closing prayer the stake president made the decision to cancel all of the classes so we just had sacrament meeting and went home it was really weird. Church didn't feel like church and we were unable to meet a lot of non-members that came because of all the activities that were on. It was a bummer for us. We found out soon after that we were having a last minute meeting called by Elder Coward of the Seventy. Five stakes were invited it was for every member of the ward councils and all the full time missionaries. The meeting was so surprising but we all managed to get there but we had no idea what it was going to be about.
Elder Coward walked us through some statistics from last year. He ended up showing us that in 2013 we baptized over 1000 people, 2014 about 850, and 2015 we had 497. This correlated directly with member present lessons dropping by 55% sense 2013. We aren't working with the members well enough. All 5 stake presidents presented a training and then President Balli concluded. I think it was a good wake up call for a lot of members. We will hopefully see a lot of fruits come from this surprise training. The Church is so well organized but Elder Coward wanted this to happen so it happened really quickly. It was an amazing meeting and the spirit was very strong.
That was my week, sorry not the best email this week.