Monday, March 31, 2014

An Exciting Week

Can it really already be the last day of March!? That really doesn't seem possible! But I guess it is because my watch is saying 3/31!

This last week has been pretty awesome. And here are the highlights:

Early in the week Elder Rupper and I got to go on exchanges/splits again, but not the kind of exchange where we swap companions with another pair of missionaries, but the kind where the "Travelling Zone Leader" Elder Hansen came and spent the day with us. He is an awesome Elder, and one of the coolest parts...he is 6'10"! Yes, I am going to include a picture of him with Elder Rupper and I so you can see the height difference for yourself. But that day was really good and with the help of Elder Hansen we were able to pick up quite a few potential investigators.

Later in the week we went by for our appointment with one of our potential investigators from the split with Elder Hansen...and we were able to pick him up as an investigator! He is a really cool guy that is open to hearing what we have to say. It was really exciting to finally begin to see some of the blessings that have come from our efforts.

Another little blessing was when we met an older lady who told us she had had a friend who was LDS, who then moved away. But this lady said that she and us really believed in the same things, so after she heals from a surgery she had recently she is going to have us (or whoever the missionaries are at the time) come and teach her! It was really exciting!

Got to go and do some service for one of the members in the ward also this week. Elder Rupper and I got to help him paint some of a shade/canopy thing he built in his backyard. It was really fun, but after wards they, meaning Elder Rupper and this member, pointed out to me that I had a line of white paint in my hair. I guess that is what I get for being tall and bumping my head against the wood I was painting.

And this Sunday Elder Rupper and I got to teach the 16-17 year old Sunday School class, and we were supposed to get them excited about General Conference. So we played "Conference Jeopardy." It was really fun! Though some of the questions turned out to be a little too difficult, which didn't really surprise me as they were mostly about things in the General Authorities' lives.

That was pretty much what happened this week. And to end I think I'll just share one of my favorite scriptures that I actually got to re-read this morning. Mosiah 4:27, "And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order." One of the reasons I like this scripture is just because I find the line about running funny considering I am in a "running" mission, but I also like it because of the principle that you need to do things in the right way in the right time in order for them to work properly or to their full extent.

That is all for this week. Thank you for all your support! General Conference this next weekend!!! I am REALLY EXCITED!!! Talk to you all afterwards!


Elder Wixom

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