As far as learning the lessons, I am pretty comfortable with my teaching now. I mean I would say I have all of Preach My Gospel memorized, and of course all the scriptures too. I pretty much have memorized everything except that whole Christlike attribute of humility. No worries there. Haha honestly though, I think I am good at teaching but I am awful at remembering scriptures. I forgot where James 1:5 was the other day so I guess you could say I have some room to improve. Snow sounds awesome, even if it was only for a little while. Happy Birthday, Mom. I want you to know that that video was just for you. It was spur of the moment but I hope that my improv was good enough. You are almost done with your Masters and surprise you got 100% on another thing for school. Finish strong, Mom! I will do my part to keep the missionary blessings coming. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. It sounds like it was a fun one - especially with a trip to a Triple D legend. Sounds like you got a trip to Houston for no reason, Dad. Have you tried sharing that same quote from our mutual hero with your supervisors or maybe even with Jean? Just an idea :) The friend requests... one is from Tom. He is an RM and I think his fiancée is from Murray. She's related to the Hewards, Sarah, Ashley... I don't know them too well but that is okay. The other one is from Sister Tuimoala. She is awesome - one of the best members here in Panmure ward. (Don't tell her that I said that.)
This week was a really good week. I mean there were times that it just dragged on but overall it was a good week. Recently we have been having trouble staying busy in the middle of the day from about 1-4 everyday. There seems to be nothing to do. Everyone is either at work or at school, we try to go street contacting but the only people that are around during the day are old people that we have already talked to. This is the only time that it is really slow. The rest of the time just flies by. Every evening we have lessons scheduled every hour from 5-9. It is amazing the stark contrast.
We found a really cool family this week. It was a referral from someone that met this family at the hospital. It is a Tongan family and their little boy James is 8. He had a hole in his heart caused by nomadic fever. One of the members in another ward in our stake pretty much taught James about the Plan of Salvation while he was in the Hospital. I think she worked there but I am not sure. James was really scared of dying but he said a prayer and felt better. James came out of hospital and is now house bound. It turns out that James' mom is a LA (less-active) member who was baptized in Tonga when she was 16. We are now teaching them. It is honestly so cool. They are a great family and the Plan of Salvation is something they really needed to hear.
Tali got baptized this week. As I have mentioned before Tali is a lost record. We have been teaching him for the past few weeks. He is the man! At first he didn't really open up to us very much but now he pretty much just comes out with us to do service and to other lessons and pretty much to hang out with us. He is a pretty cool kid. We are checking the other records there might be some more baptisms if we can't find his family. Good news is that we have been able to teach them a lot of the lessons as well. They started comming back to church with is really cool too. I know I have mentioned this before but the youth in our ward are awesome. One of them baptized Tali, his name is Sam, and the other ones would always come over to our lessons. We would pretty much teach Tali along with all the young men in his backyard. So now I am pretty good friends with the YM in the ward as well. Tali is the man and I think he will serve a mission. He said he is thinking about it but if he stays strong he will serve one along with all the rest of the boys in our ward.
I hope you have a great week.