Wednesday, July 12, 2017

4th of July — Round 2! 7/10/2017

What a busy week!!

Hope you all enjoyed the 4th of July! We had a blast in the evening. During the day, we had a meeting up in Silverdale with the Leishmans and the missionaries in that conference, then we came back and proselyted 'til about 7pm when everyone had to come in because of the holiday. We have a few missionaries that live in the same home as us, so we barbecued and played some street football! And then to top it all off we slept out on our deck and watched the fireworks! It was a lot of fun!

Then on Wednesday we [went to meetings] in two more areas to have all of the missionaries meet the Leishmans. It went very well except we had to figure out the new computer and the projector since one of the HDMI cords didn't work, but it all ended up working. President Leishman showed a video of Elder Holland talking to all of the new mission presidents. To summarize, Elder Holland told a story at the end of his talk about two missionaries that were knocking on doors when they got to a gated fence with a man sitting on his deck and two doberman pincers at the gate to meet them. They of course continued [on], until at one moment the two elders stopped and turned to the other, suddenly they turned back, walked to the gate, looked at the two dogs, and miraculously the dogs turned around and whimpered back to the porch. Then the two elders walked in the gate and talked with the man who seemed to be rough-around-the-edges and a former Hell's Angel that turned out to be the one elder’s brother that he had never met. The insight that I took from Holland's talk is that, 1) God is watching over us, and 2) the Spirit is the guide to finding God's elect!  [To read the story Elder Holland shared with the new mission presidents, click HERE and scroll down until you come to the section entitled, "The Missionary Speech of All Time."]

Thursday we went to the temple with the departing missionaries. It was a beautiful day and we went to Cafe Rio after, which was a blast! On our way to Cafe Rio we all went through Seattle to get to Federal Way, so it was way cool to see all of the sky rises and the sites! 

Then on Friday we had MLC (Mission Leadership Conference). It was President and Sister Leishman's first MLC, but regardless he gave a great training on setting goals and achieving potential! 

That pretty much sums up the week. I'm excited because this next couple weeks should be a little slower so we will get more time to find and teach people! 

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