This week was good. We had a baptism on
Saturday. The First Counselor in our Bishopric baptised him, and then on
Sunday, I confirmed him a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. It was great to see his desire to be baptized and hear
his testimony. He’s 16, so he’ll be a new priest in the ward. Hopefully, he
will be preparing to go on his mission in a few years. His parents should
be baptized next month.
After the baptism, we went to lunch with a member. Those pictures are from
the restaurant. It was some trout place. The plate of food there was shared
between 4 people. And if you look closely, you can see one of the fried
fish heads that was there. We had 3 in total on the plate. We didn’t eat
those pieces. It was good, though. They had ponds with trout in them, and
I’m pretty sure that’s where they get their fish from, so they’re super
fresh. That was good.
We also had a Multi-Zone Conference this week with our mission president.
We talked a lot about the Book of Mormon, how we should be using it to
teach, and the importance of the Book in our Church. It was a great
meeting. We also talked about how we should be helping our investigators
and why we should be doing it. We should be helping them and teaching them
out of love. I learned that Abinadi had great love for King Noah. For that
reason, he was there calling him to repentance. He wanted King Noah to be
happy in his life and receive the blessings that God has for him, but
obviously, King Noah didn’t want to accept that and change his life. We are
here helping the people, though, because we love them and want the best for
them. We love God, and therefore, we love the people we’re serving. Even
though we’re telling them they’re living in sin and not doing what God
wants, it’s because we love them.
Have a good week everyone!