This past week was another normal week for missionary work, but there were a few highlights. To start, we had zone conference on Thursday with Elders Whiting and Parrella of the Seventy. The meeting was great and was focused on the importance of having the Spirit to be with us and the need to sacrifice our desires in favor of the Lord's will, in life and on the mission. The Spirit was felt and it was a great meeting.
On Saturday a couple of things occurred. First, we were helping a woman scrape off paint on her house for service, and at the end Elder Dillon fell off the ladder. He didn't break anything, but it wasn't exactly a great way to end a service. He is okay though. We then got to go down Waldport where I got to conduct a baptism interview for a ten year old convert. It was a simple but great experience, and it was neat to have the Spirit testify to me that he was ready for baptism.
Sunday was full of teaching. During sacrament meeting I gave a talk about conversion, using experiences from the mission to teach. People seemed to like it, and I am just glad that it went well. We then got to teach a part member family, where an interesting dynamic is going on between the couple. One is Catholic and the other is Mormon, and us missionaries are in the middle trying to keep things focused. It was a good experience though. We then got to teach the part member family we met last week again as well and gave them a very basic introduction the Restoration. They were very sincere and wanted to know more which was great.
That brings us to now. The work is progressing and the Spirit is the real leader. My job is to learn how to follow the spirit rather than get in its way, which in the end is the trick for everyone. Thank you for all of the support!
I promise to have pictures for next week!