Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8/25/2014....Visit from Elder Godoy

My week in review: This past week was SO incredible! Our investigators are doing SO well! We had a great turnout this past week at church, were able to teach and commit many of them, and also were able to witness a baptism in our Zone! Whoo!

Also, we were able to meet with Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Quorum of the 70. It was mind-blowingly amazing. We were able to have an early morning meeting with him, including him, President and Sister Brinkerhoff and probably 15 missionaries or so. It was very personal and the spirit was strong. We discussed the work in the IPM, how we can do better and what we are going to do to get where we need to be. Elder Godoy is so funny! He is from Brazil too! After our meeting, I was able to speak a little Portuguese with him, explain my situation and receive some council from him. He is a great man. :) Also, in the evening we had a fireside with him! Also, Elder Rash, two other elders and myself were able to sing a 4 part version of "Brightly Beams our Father's Mercy." It was AMAZING! We also have a Zone Conference tomorrow and will be singing there as well. :)

Also, Elder Rash and I have been able to do a lot of thinking, discussing and pondering about how we can better help the zone. We have come up with some great ideas and are very much looking forward to meeting with them after Zone Conference and counseling together!

We were able to come together this past Friday as well and have a Zone Companionship Study. The study went wonderfully! AND THEN! Elder Rash and I were able to sing a song that we prepared. ;) It was a spin on Five for Fightings, "Superman." We changed the lyrics so as to apply it to a new missionaries journey through his mission. What his priorities were like when he started out and what he became when the end came. ;) It was HILARIOUS and SOOOOO fun!!!!

Mmm.... what else.... oh! It's been raining a lot! Also! Elder Rash and I were both able to go on exchanges this past week! It was an incredible experience. I learned that I need to do better at not being afraid but instead, moving forward in the direction that God wants me to. Also, I LOVE the missionaries in this Zone! They are all so amazing and have such great desires to move forward and make miracles of their missions.

We also were able to go out teaching with our mission president! He came to 2 of our appointments during the evening of Wednesday. It was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The spirit that man brings is unreal. I love him so much! He was able to give us some great feedback as well and we are looking forward to more fully enhancing our teaching. :)

it was just SUCH a busy week and such an incredible week. :) Thank you all for your amazing support and for everything you are doing! Please keep sharing the Gospel and brightening other's lives! I Know that Heavenly Father smiles down when we take care of those around us. :) We are all His children. :) He loves us all and wants to see all of us again. If our joy will be great with one soul that we have helped, how great shall be our joy if we should bring many souls unto God! Love you all!!!! :)

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