This week went really great! At the beginning of the week, Elder Goldstrohm and I went out to Morton/Toledo, Washington to move out an apartment that had been closed out. For those who don't know, it is like a two hour drive and the area is very what you would call “Boonie,” meaning small farm town in the middle of nowhere. That was pretty much an all day thing but the countryside was very beautiful and definitely a lot more quiet than the city. The move took up most of our Tuesday and left little time to proselyte that day.
On Friday, we got a call from a lady who was moving out of her apartment and needed someone with a trailer that could move out her furniture. Being at last desperation, Elder Goldstrohm, I, and a few other missionaries went to help her out. This move was a lot more than expected and the temperature that day got to be what felt like 90 degrees, perfect weather for moving heavy furniture-- not. But after a few hours we got everything out and the place was empty. I have to say I was impressed that four 19-20 year old guys were able to pack the trailer full and make it in one trip. That was a blessing! Unfortunately after 4 hours the lady and her grandmother were not interested, but were extremely grateful. It was kind of a bummer that nothing seemed to come from our hard work that day. Well, that night I went to bed feeling a little down that nothing came out of the day.
The next day was Saturday. Saturday is probably the most important day of the week because usually people remember church is the next day rather than if we saw someone on Monday. We had a bunch of appointments that we had to see that day and in some cases we had to do "splits" to see them all. The amazing thing was that each person that we had an appointment with that day, kept their appointment. And each lesson went great! Then yesterday each of these people that we saw came to church! If anyone knows missionary work, that is not usually the case. I am definitely calling that a blessing from God!
Last, but definitely not least, J who was recently baptized was able to be confirmed yesterday. It was so great to see him get confirmed in church. He has had a long journey to get on the path but I am glad that he will now have the guidance of the Holy Ghost to be with him and keep him moving in the right direction.
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." John 14:26
Christ taught that after we receive the Holy Ghost, by the laying on of hands, the Holy Ghost will be there to be a constant companion to comfort and guide us in our daily lives. I know that this is true and I have seen it in my life and the lives of others.
Have a great week! Love you all.