Hey everyone! The first week of the transfer has been great. It's always a bit stressful getting things under control after transfers but it's finally starting to settle down a bit here in Stevenson Ranch. We've already been on two exchanges and we've been hitting our area hard this week just trying to leave it better than we found it.
We had an awesome Lesson with our German family this week. We were able to bring out a lot of their concerns questions. Sandy is still struggling with her faith in God and Jesus Christ. She was never raised religious so this is totally new for her. We talked a lot about The Book of Mormon and how it's another testament of God and Christ. They committed to read it as a family and we even brought them a Book of Mormon story book for their kids! On Wednesday we ran to the church for a meeting and Sandy was there at the Relief Society activity having a great time! They also came to church on Sunday and Johnny ran up to us in the parking lot and said "Guys look what I drew!" It was a picture of Nephi on a boat. They've been reading together and they're learning from the stories! Jack and Johnny love the story book and they read it almost every night! Nothing brings as much joy as missionary work does. Bringing the gospel into homes that didn't have it before is such a privilege and blessing. I'm so glad we have been able to teach this family. It's so cool to see the ward just bring them into the family and love them all.
We were able to teach Sonja this week and she's awesome. She called us up the day after the lesson and asked for us to come and help her mom move out of their apartment and have another lesson as we moved them. She's seriously had the biggest change of heart. She's so excited for her son to come home and meet us in a few weeks. We're working to get her to church this next week. She has some member friends that are working with her too.
I had to drive the van this past week! Driving to the airport at 5 in the morning was so stressful haha! 13 missionaries all trying to get home and if I crash they miss their flight. We made it though so it was all good :) Elder Nielsen is a little scared to take on the job when I leave haha. Bless his heart.
All of my trainees Elder Horito, Silva and Martin are all zone leaders #posterity. So proud of all those guys. It's been really cool to be able to go on exchanges with all of them and serve with them again! Got to go with elder Horito this week and reminisce good ole times in Encino.
Well I love you all and hope you have a great week!!
|Elder Deyholos's driving gets a little sketchy!|
|Exchanges with elder Myers.|
|Exchanges with Elder Horito.|