This week was a crazy week! Awesome week! Just super busy. We had MLC on Tuesday. Which was awesome. President had a list of 15 "housekeeping" items to talk with us about. "Housekeeping" items are just things that need adjusting in the mission, they're usually just little things that the mission as a whole needs to work on getting better at. So that was a little discouraging, but much needed. It's always good to get some new things to work on. That’s’ what makes you better!
So we got transfer calls Saturday night! Elder Van Woerkom is going home obviously. And I'm staying here in Bella Vista and i'm getting Elder McReynolds! He's awesome. I was his zone leader when I was in Springdale and he was in Huntsville. He's a great missionary and I'm excited to work with him.
Sacrament meeting on Sunday was awesome. It was a little different than most sacrament meetings in the church. Instead of having a few people give talks, the bishop opened the pulpit to anyone, kind of like a testimony meeting, to come up and share an experience they've had in their life with a particular hymn in the hymnbook. After they shared that experience and their testimony the whole congregation sang the first verse of that hymn together. It was awesome! I would recommend that to any ward. There was a special Spirit in the room. I loved it.
Yesterday was the baptism of XXXXX! It was so awesome. I'll attach a picture. It was a great service. Long time coming for XXXXX. She's been investigating the church for over 3 years. So it was awesome getting to be a part of her baptism. There was a great spirit there. I love baptisms. Those are really special experiences. Witnessing someone make that commitment. Jesus Christ gave us the perfect example of how a life should be lived. I love baptism because of what it symbolizes. It is an outward manifestation on someone’s inner commitment to live like the Savior. To be like him at all times and in all places. That’s a special thing!
Anyways that was our week!
Love you all!