This week was really good for us! It went really fast but we had some good things happen. We went on exchanges a couple of times and we had the Christmas party for the Branch. It was a lot of fun and some really good things happened. We had probably about 10 non-members there in total with the people that we invited and the people that the Branch invited.
Teaching was also really good for us. We invited our branch president to come with us for a couple of visits and we were able to have some good lessons with a few of our investigators to help them feel more comfortable coming to church more regularly. We were able to have a couple of investigators at church without having to wake them up but the others slept through their alarms however, they should be coming this next Sunday.
The Lord has been blessing us a lot lately as investigators have been keeping their commitments and new investigators are showing genuine interest in the gospel. For a couple of weeks it was hard to see any real progress in the area but I know it was just a trial of our faith. This morning I was reading about patience in Preach My Gospel and it had a little activity to study and it was in Mosiah 28:1-9 and it talks about the desires that the sons of Mosiah had to go share the gospel with the Lamanites. Then it referred to Alma 17:10-11 and Alma 26:27 which talked about the promises the Lord had given them if they remained faithful and persevered in patience. It hit me that over the course of the last couple of weeks were just us serving in patience and then the Lord fulfilled his promise to give us success.
Crazy to think that this is my last full week in Washington. The Lord has blessed me a lot and in a lot of different ways. The mission was not what I thought it was going to be but it has been so much more than I could have ever hoped for.
Hope you all have a great week and this will be the last email that I send home from my mission. Crazy how time just flies by!