Monday for p-day our whole Zone went to the Stake Center and played basketball and volleyball so that was fun. Some of the Sisters are pretty good! In the evening, we had dinner with the Bishop and they live in the woods in the middle of nowhere. It took us like thirty minutes to get there ... country life!
Tuesday Tuesday we went and did our weekly service at the adult center playing Pinochle. Those old folks get competitive hahaha. We had FHE with the Knowlden Family and we had a lesson on the Book of Mormon and then played Apples to Apples.
Wednesday Wednesday we had a lesson with a less-active named Stephanie who is a dog breeder. She owns like 12 dogs and they run all around her yard and house. We also had interviews with the Mission President. We talked about our area and the things we are doing and he said we are doing everything right we just have to keep sowing and eventually we will harvest in the Lord's time. Wednesday night we had a lesson with our investigator, Shelly Rump. She has been meeting with missionaries for years. Her husband is a member and she said she wants a sign she should get baptized. We had a good lesson and we are meeting with her again next week.
Thursday Thursday we met with Margo and Bruce who are both less-actives living in a care center. Bruce is like 85 and he loves telling stories haha. We went tracting all day and everyone in this town has either talked to missionaries or is not interested at all. But something cool happened ... during personal study, I was reading about how God will place people in your path and we are put in certain places for a reason. So we went to go see a former investigator and they weren't home and I told Elder Prestgard about what I studied and that there was someone around here for us to find so that's why we are here. We went a couple houses down and knocked on a door and we talked to a guy named Mark and we got a return appointment! And then we saw a girl walking on the street by the house and we started talking to her and she was actually a member. She said she hadn't been visited by anyone in a long time and we got her number. So that was a pretty cool experience. We had a couple of lessons with less-active members in the evening.
Friday Friday we went down to Mollala and I had to do four baptismal interviews. Since there was a family getting baptized the next day, we had to get them all done in time and it took about 2.5 hours to get through all of them. It was long morning, but they all went great. And they were baptized the next day!
Saturday Saturday was just full of meetings. We had a Stake meeting, District meeting, then went to that family's baptism. And then Sunday was church meetings and tracting.
Have a great week!
Tyler's Highlights this week!
*Our Mission had 35 baptisms in the month of December which is the most in a month for our mission in seven years.
*We had 28 baptisms in November and 35 in December and President said if we keep this up we will be the top baptizing mission in the northwest next month. Great things are happening!!!