Familia! Como estan? Another wonderful week here in Illinois. Sorry about the email last week, things are always a little bit rushed on transfer week Monday. We had a great week though! And a super successful transfer of missionaries. No mistakes.
This transfer, the whole process became a lot easier for us because we leave in the middle of the day to take the departing missionaries to lunch with the Griffins and then to the temple. Honestly, we feel pretty spoiled and much less stressed by the end of the day. On wednesday, we took the departing missionaries to the airport and then headed back to the mission home to have some coordination meetings. The weeks kind of flow from meeting to meeting and working hard in between all of that. On Friday, we had MLC and then tomorrow we will have our first of 3 zone conferences this week. Plus, 4 exchanges in between all of that. Yeah, life is full! And that is the best way to live it in my opinion.
One really great thing that happened this week was while teaching one of our investigators. The lesson started off pretty terribly. haha! He had been researching some annoying anti-mormon literature and had come up with what he thought were solid conclusions. I could probably improve at having more patience with these types of scenarios...but when the comment was made, "There were camels in North America, but not horses. If he would have said camels, maybe I would believe him." I just couldn't stop laughing. So that was my funny moment of the week. The positive moment was that by the end of the lesson with this man, he had knelt down and offered up a vocal prayer to God for the first time in years. That was powerful.
That is a huge lesson that my mission has taught me. I feel true charity and love for that man, despite the nonsense. It is a special moment for me when my companion and I can candidly look someone in the eye and tell them that we care about them and their family, and invite them to change.
I know that change is possible through the Savior Jesus Christ. He is the way.
I love you all,