Spiritual message: The Atonement, which can reclaim each one of us, bears no scars. That means that no matter what we have done or where we have been or how something happened, if we truly repent, he has promised that he would atone. And when he atoned, that settled that. There are so many of us who are thrashing around, as it were, with feelings of guilt, not knowing quite how to escape. You escape by accepting the Atonement of Christ, and all that heartache can turn to beauty and love and eternity.Atonement which can wash every stain no matter how difficult or how long or how many times repeated. The Atonement can put you free again to move forward, cleanly and worthily, to pursue the path that you have chosen in life. - Boyd K. Packer
Day 1: MLC! We had MLC today which is a Mission Leadership Conference and that was really cool. We had training from President and Sister Christensen and then we talked about some changes in the mission and how we can all help our zones. It was pretty awesome and helpful. We then called the members of our zone and had a little training about the stuff that was talked about in MLC. We then called Dawnett and talked to her for a little bit because it was her birthday. We then contacted some members and some of our friends. Then later we went to a mutual activity. It was like a mini graduation for all the seniors and we held the entrance sign so that we could meet some of the members. We then had another meeting. This one was with the whole mission and it was a Facebook training so hopefully some cool new things come out of that.
Day 2: District Council! We had a district council today and that was a good time. We joined the Spanish district council so I got to apply some of my 2 years of high school Spanish haha. We had a training about the Power to the Spirit in Conversion and that was an amazing topic to talk about! We then contacted some members and we contacted this recent convert who is less active, Julie she answered and said she wants to come back to church and she said her husband prayed about it and decided to leave his church and wants to come to ours so that was super awesome! We then contacted this potential named Joe Mangrum. He hasn't responded to us in months but he answered and wants to meet with us on Saturday!
Day 3: Busy Busy Day! We woke up to a message from a former named Rosa we contacted yesterday saying that she wanted to meet today so that was awesome! We then had a follow up facebook training so that was good. We then had to do some Zone Leader stuff, then we contacted some members. Then we had a lesson with AJ. It was a good lesson but he told us at the end he's just not ready so that was sad but we are still homies with him! We then had a lesson with Rosa and her husband Matthew, Rosa told us that she was praying to have more happiness and to get a better job, the next day we contacted her and later that day she for 2 job offers so she took that as a sign and she wants us to meet with us again. Also her husband Matthew who has never really been into religion has started praying for the past couple of months and quit smoking and drinking and had been sober for 45 days so that's exciting! That was a huge miracle then we had another one. We had an amazing lesson with our friend Dawnette and she decided to quit smoking and we set a baptism date for June 20th so exciting!!
Day 4: No meetings today Yay! We had meetings all week so today was a breath of fresh air! We contacted some potentials today and 2 of them Nancy and Melva wanted to meet with us tomorrow so that was awesome! Unfortunately our lesson with Joe got canceled but he still wants to meet. We then got a referral from a member so that was awesome and we are having a lesson with him tomorrow so we are excited his name is Nathan.
Day 5: Sabbath day! Today was a good day! We started our day with a mission wide Sunday devotional that we invited some of our friends to so that was awesome. We then drove up to Weatherford (4 hour round trip) to pick up some baptismal forms and take them the sacrament so that was a lot of fun. After that we had a call with our AP's to talk about our Zone, Melva and Nancy canceled their lessons but we had a lesson with Nathan the member referral and it went pretty good so we are excited about him!
Love you all!
Pic 1-2: road tripPic 3: Pineapple doormatPic 4: group phone call