|Elder Gray's Poison Ivy Rash...|
(We'll be grateful that he didn't send a picture of HIS problem. hahaha)
This past Tuesday Elder Gray and I attended a big Mission Leadership Training and learned more about becoming successful and effective leaders, not only in the mission, but in life. I really liked that meeting despite it going from 9am-5pm. One principle i learned a lot about was delegation of a job or assignment. I learned how to extend an invitation to someone to do something without it being a commandment that must be done or ELSE! I learned how to delegate effectively and simply so that the job can get done in good timing and having the job be well done.
I was also able to host an exchange with a district leader named Elder Poe. We got along so great because we both come from similar backgrounds. We had the same amount of siblings and same desires in life. So we did a lot of great teaching together and we learned a lot from each other. We had a member meal that taught us how to cook plantains, (those gigantic banana like things you see in Latin America) After frying it 2 times and adding salt and dipping it into maple syrup it tasted okay.... So that goes to show how tasty it is before all that unhealthy stuff.
|They climbed a rock that had a good view of Manchester...|
On Saturday we helped a member of our ward move a bunch of furniture out of her house so that it could be ready to be sold. And we invited one of our investigators named Tyler D**** who is a single guy and he came to help us in that project! It was great being able to serve alongside of him. We currently have a baptism date set for Tyler of July 11th. So we hope that he can prepare himself to make it to that day.
SPEAKING OF BAPTISMS. *Cool story incoming*
One night about 2 months ago, elder Wadsworth and I were walking and this man approached us and we started talking about the Book of Mormon and he told us that he had read it multiple times, 6 to be exact. We were blown away and we invited him to meet with us and he accepted. We came to find out he lived in the other Elders area so we handed him over to them to teach. His name is Gary Madigan and he just got baptized this past Sunday and i was able to speak at it. Although I didn't participate in teaching Gary, it was cool to be a part of his conversion and to be the one to get him from not learning about Christ to being a disciple of Christ.
That's all i have for this week! I was able to eat at Chipotle this week and i got my Mexican burrito craving filled!
Our goal for this upcoming week is to find 5 new people to teach, since we haven't been able to find new people recently. WISH US LUCK!!!