A lot of good things have happened this week, on which I won't go into a huge amount of detail, instead I'll let you save your energy in reading this.
We started off the week by having a lesson with an individual which a member of the ward invited into his home for dinner and this lesson. Recently we've been inviting the ward to set dates as goals, when they'd have a non-member in their home to meet with the missionaries, and that's what this was. He was a very bright guy, and he retained the things we taught, and we were excited to work with him. Lessons in members' homes are very effective, so I'd encourage doing that.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we helped move someone out of their home, but it was very last minute, so none was packed. We stuffed everything in boxes and put tons of things into a big trailer. The next day we moved a few things out of a small tool shed, then out of a warehouse the next day. It was very fulfilling because the family was in a tough spot, and one of my favourite things on the mission is helping with those kinds of situations.
We had a baptism on Saturday for Jessie, a stellar individual. He has really seen the help of the ward, and how it truly is a family. It's refreshing to see the unity of the ward, and especially in welcoming new brothers and sisters into His fold.
Elder Henderson, Jessie, Bishop Nock, Elder Rodgers
We ended off the week yesterday with another lesson in the home of a member with their friend. Again, it was from them setting a date, doing the work and praying to identify someone they should invite, and then having us all over for a dinner and lesson. It was great, and we definitely had to follow the Spirit to teach people not lessons, in other words, everyone has needs, and sometimes we have to completely abandon a lesson plan to teach accordingly, and that's what we ended up doing.
Zeta, the dog Elder Rodgers and Elder Henderson live with.
Well it's been a fruitful week, I hope you all enjoy the rest of yours!