DAVID ARCHULETTA AND SNOW!!! 11/9/15
DAVID ARCHULETTA SURPRISE VISIT!!!
This was a great week! We taught a lot of lessons despite the fact of how many meetings we had. We had Mission Leadership Council on Tuesday and Zone meeting on Friday. We also went on more exchanges this week. Plus on Wednesday we were asked to teach training workshop to all the senior missionaries at the Pine Valley Chapel. We gave training to all the senior couples on how to work with ward members. It was fun because we did a roll play with President and Sister Center and it was quite funny! But it was really good to be around all the older missionary couples. Oh, and the Pine Valley chapel is so beautiful! (it is an old historic building, I believe it’s the oldest church building in use today) Oh, and did I mention that it snowed that day? BEAUTIFUL!
Then Zone meeting on Friday was really cool! Our mission president told all the missionaries serving in St. George to meet at the chapel and be there early. He said he wanted to take an hour of our zone meeting (which is really weird for him to do). So we were there and no one knew what was going on. We were just waiting patiently. Then I hear everyone start to whisper. I turn around and David Archuletta walks into the room! He came and spoke so some of us missionaries. It was a really spiritual meeting. He sang some songs just for us and he talked about his mission and about his grandmother's conversion story. It was such a powerful meeting. Oh and funny but sad story...David ended up going to the Pine Valley chapel for church on Sunday.... and we were going to go to that ward on Sunday but we decided not to at the last minute! Dang!!!....
We had an amazing and busy week. We are teaching this German couple..They moved from Cologne, Germany about 6 months ago. It is really interesting to teach them because they are still working on their English. We luckily have some members that go with us to help translate some things that they may not understand. But, they are the most prepared people I have ever met! They are so ready for the gospel. They strongly agree with everything we teach...even the Word of Wisdom! We taught them the word of wisdom and they completely agreed. That only problem was that the wife drank coffee but she gave it up the next day! They are so amazing and the spirit is so strong when we go into their home.
I have really noticed how prepared some people are to receive the restored gospel. The Lord is preparing his children as we speak. We have been trying to find new people to teach but are falling short. We have me a lot of people recently who are not interested...YET! But we can continue to plant seeds and it is all in the Lord's timing!
Thanks to everyone for all the birthday wishes! I really appreciated it and it made for a great day!
I love my job!
PINE VALLEY HISTORIC CHAPEL