Well, another week has come and gone just like that. It is pretty crazy to think of how fast time flies. I mean, I've already been back out 3 months! Crazy!
So last Monday we had a zone activity where we went to one of the member's homes in the zone, ate some food, and played kickball and other sports. Unfortunately I have no pictures to send because I was too busy playing to bother taking any. But it was a lot of fun!
Obviously this last week has been a little bit exciting for all of us down here in Southern California, but don't worry, I am completely fine. I'm just hoping that all the people that were affected can be provided for until they can get back on their feet.
Elder Mickelsen and I got to go to the Relief Society Enrichment Dinner (Relief Society Birthday Party), which was an experience I didn't think I would ever have. But last Sunday the Relief Society invited us and asked us to come eat there. And then the morning of the event they asked us to help them set up tables and chairs, so we did. Sure enough, when we got there we were fed, but we ended up eating outside because we were watching for a nonmember one of the Sisters had invited, who did in fact show up! So, I'm still not sure what went on in the event itself, but it is kind of fun to say that I ate at a Relief Society event. And then afterwards we helped them take down everything with the help of a couple husbands who showed up.
Other exciting news is we have some new potential investigators that seem very promising. They were given to us by the zone leaders, who actually set a baptismal date with them. It is really exciting to see people who want to have such a desire to come unto Christ!
My spiritual thought for today is actually going to come from a hymn that I absolutely love. How Firm a Foundation, verse five. I'm not going to type it out but it seems to fit with what is going on as it talks about going through fiery trials. But despite those, our Father in Heaven uses this to refine us and make us stronger, much like a blacksmith refines metal in flames.
That's all for this week!
From The California Carlsbad Mission:
The last remaining large fire in our mission is 89% contained. The authorities suspected it would be 100% contained yesterday but its proving to be a little more difficult. However all our missionaries are back in their apartments and have returned to their normal routines.
Thanks again for your prayers on our behalf.