Monday, November 23, 2009

Week 58 Meeting L. Tom Perry and Good Bye to a good friend

Well it was fun to have L. Tom Perry in town this week and be able to meet him and shake his hand. Although the Prophet had to stay back we were still able to meet Elder Perry so that was pretty sweet. He is a really nice guy and he looked at me and said, "Well you're a small lad aren't you?" He gave a really good talk and talked about loving your companion and continuing to work hard. President Monson did a satellite broadcast and talked about rescuing the lost. It was really cool. This meeting was just for missionaries. It was cool because it was 100 missionaries and Elder Perry in a chapel. Pretty amazing. There was another conference on Sunday for all of Hawaii and we did have some investigators at that so hopefully that strengthens their testimony.
Well we had transfers this week and got a couple of new sisters in our zone which is exciting. Oh so I have a funny story, so we were at the mission office and they had a brand new car with 7 miles on it for our zone. Yes I said 7!! And so Elder Wootton and I were like huh that would be sweet to have the new one and the assistants were standing right there and they were like just go talk to Elder Miles I am sure he would assign it to you. So we were like ok so we did and we got the brand new one and one of the sister companionships got our other one which was still pretty new so we have yet another new car.
Well other big news for this week, we were talking to the Samoan ward bishop and he was like ya there is this girl who we can't find her records let's get her baptised. So we were like ok sounds good we will do it. So we went and talked with her and her mom and set a date for Nov. 28 so that should be pretty good. Her name is Sam and she is 12. She is really smart and is really excited to get baptised.
So this week we have interviews and also the Ap's have decided to come on exchanges with us this week. Hurray, some elders to be around instead of all of these sisters. Interviews should be good and I always enjoy any time I can have with President Peterson one on one. It will be a nice break. Then Thanksgiving is just like any other work day so we will do the best we can to make appointments and things like that. Well that is probably long enough for this week. I love you all so much and look forward to hearing from you next week.


A fond farewell to the Buckholz family who are moving to Utah.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Great pictures and letter.