Hey this week!
What a great week! I loved general conference this weekend. It was sooo good! I am super excited about the new apostles. I think that they will all be great. Especially Elder Renlund. Haha I was so excited to hear he was one of the new apostles. I totally got to shake his hand haha :)
I loved all of the talks, for some reason I especially liked Saturdays sessions. All of those talks really answered a lot of the question and thoughts that I had going in to conference. I know that our church is in such good hands. The Lord really does know what he is doing and I know he called each and every one of the leaders of the church for a specific reason. They are all amazing.
This week here in Moose Jaw has seriously been so good! This week we saw so many great blessings. As I talked about a little while ago the mission is starting to implement a new plan to try and increase the baptisms. Part of the plan is to invite people to be baptized in the first discussion and then invite them to a specific date in the 2nd discussion. Its a huge focus in everything that we do to think of what we can do to get baptisms and find those that are prepared. Anyways this week Elder Baumann and I were determined to live the plan to the fullest. We had some great lessons this week. We met with Brother Batang and his family and we had a great talk and invited him to be baptized. He accepted! After the lesson we were just eating and talking with him and I invited him to come to Utah some day and Elder Baumann invited him to Austria one day and he is like, you have to baptize me before you guys leave or I will not come haha! He is so prepared. Now were going to start meeting with him twice a week and hopefully within the next month he will be baptized. He does have a 2 week vacation in October but were really excited for him. He also came to conference on Sunday morning. It was great!
Then on Friday, we went and met with a potential investigator, her name is Ashley. We started talking with her and her cousin and had a great lesson with them. Her cousin is less active and Ashley has never been baptized. She almost was when she was 11 but chose not to. Anyway we had a really good lesson, and learned a lot about both of them. Then at the end we were pretty much about to get up to leave but out of no where I was just in my head thinking, we have to ask her to be baptized. So we asked her and she said she would love to that its something she has really wanted. So now we will be working with her quite a bit too.
Her story is actually kind of amazing too. She was having a horrible day and everything was going wrong. She said she was just wanting to give up and she prayed to God and asked him that if he was there and if he loved her to send her a sign. She said like two minutes after her prayer she checked Facebook and we had messaged her on there and were trying to reach out to her! Amazing experiences. God is truly preparing people and he will lead them to the truth!
I hope you all have a great week. Pray for missionary opportunities. You never know who needs you to reach out to them and who is being prepared. I love you all!
Love Elder Farnsworth
Selfie of professional haircut by Sister Neitz
Raking leaves with Sister Bodily
Elder Baumann and Sister Bodily