Monday, February 27, 2017

Back on my Feet!- Week 29

Your prayers have worked! Thank you, I am feeling a lot better! This last week I felt 10 times better than I did before. It was such a relief to go out again. And it felt good to go out and enjoy the fresh Arizona air;) Every night on our bikes we watch the sun go down and I'm always amazed and reminded how beautiful Gods creations are. I don't know how anyone can see the beauty all around them and still say there is no God!

But yeah Elder Child is a fun companion, I honestly think he has just as much or more energy than Jack! He's a happy guy.

And no that lady at BK actually dropped us, we weren't surprised at all because you could tell she wasn't interested. I'm glad because now we won't be wasting our time with the pointless questions she was asking. We can only hope that she learned and felt something from our lesson with her, maybe someday down the road she will remember it:)

This week was full of a bunch of awesome lessons. On Wednesday we had one with a sister who was baptized in June. She is the best and we had a great lesson with her. She had a rough week and so we shared a very uplifting message, gave her a blessing, and she was very happy about it. On Saturday we had three lessons at the Visitors Center!! Oh man that day was fun, I love the VC so much, I'm so glad our mission has it.We watched the 8 missionary stories with Gabriel and Israel, the kids we baptized a while back, and they absolutely loved them. We're just getting them hyped for the mish someday. I loved watching them too! Remember when we went to the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center and watched them? Yeah it reminded me of that, good times! They are some great videos that make people excited about serving their missions. That day we also watched the Joseph Smith Prophet of The Restoration movie with two of our investigators. I think I've seen it like 20 times now and it gets better every time! It tells the life of Joseph Smith so powerfully and you could tell that our investigators were feeling the spirit. I don't think that they expected that😎 We again asked them to read and pray about the BOM and they will know if these events and things that we are teaching them are true. So we hope that they do that:)

On Thursday we had zone conference again. I feel like we just had one! Anyways it was great, the focus was on member missionary work and how missionary work here is super difficult without the members help. We talked about ways we can get members more excited and involved in the missionary efforts of their ward. President Townsend gave an awesome training on using the lesson pamphlets that we have but never use haha. He was preachin man! He also took us back to our apartment after it was over because we are on bikes and got a ride there. So yeah we got the Presidential escort😝 Anyways later that night we put P-Towny's training to the test, we taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ using the pamphlet to our investigator Phylicia. It made a world of difference, the transitions on teaching were clear and right in front of us and the spirit was there. We had Brother Hardison and Brother Bosley there with us and their testimonies were perfect. It was just a good good lesson that we need to have more often!

Yesterday was our first Sunday in our wards combined. It was rough I'm not going to lie. I had 3 wards my first transfer in the mission and I forgot how hard it was haha. We had 8 hours of church and by 6 hours I was struggling really bad to stay awake😂 but don't worry, I've got it to the point that when I do accidentally fall asleep it just looks like I'm praying haha...just kidding! But yeah our wards are all really great! 12th and 34th wards have hardly any work going on in them because the areas are really tough. 60th ward on the other hand is exploding and I'm just so happy I still cover that ward:)

Oh haha and Elder Child water-logged his iPad in his bag because his water bottle exploded! Thank goodness I have mine with area book on it. So I pretty much did all of the scheduling and things this week. So today we are going to the mission office to see what he needs to do.

And my boy Jack is growing up! I'm so proud of him for advancing to the office of teacher in the priesthood.What a stud, man I look up to him so much!The reason I say that Jack is going to be a great
missionary is because he is super passionate and hard working with everything he does. He has a solid testimony and he does well in most things anyways, so imagine him doing missionary work with the Lords help! Soooooo cool!😎

Well, I hope you all are healthy and happy!  It's starting to get pretty warm here in Mesa! I hear not so much in Utah!  I love you all! 
Love, Elder Findlay

They are already starting to set up for the Easter Pageant at the Mesa Temple.  The stage is massive!

And these people have like a billions dogs!  Haha it was NUTS!!!