So this week was quite the exhausting one! We started out the week with transfers as you already know. There were a lot of changes! An Elder from my MTC district was made a District Leader as well and he was super excited for that and it was cool to see how much his confidence grew just from the call to be a District Leader. I think it is interesting because we have been learning that more often than not people will act and perform how others view them. So in the world this obviously plays a big role but it is interesting what will happen to someone once they realize where exactly the Lord views them. A lot of us often look at ourselves and settle for what the world views us as; we forget truly who we are as sons and daughters of God. If we remember our divine potential then we will always be raising our vision for ourselves. There is a quote from one of the Mormon messages called “Lifting burdens” that says, "we view ourselves in terms of yesterday and today while our Heavenly Father views us in terms of forever." At least I think that is what it says. But if we always will remember that then everything will be better.
So once again not a ton of time today since we had another meeting with President this morning to plan a meeting we have with the Zone Leaders tomorrow morning. Some cool new news is that we got a call this week from downtown and it was announced that starting Nov 1 which was last Thursday we were going to be the first mission in the church to start online proselyting during the day!! So we only have one district in the mission right now that is doing it but it will increase with time. So basically what happens is that during the day each missionary has their own laptop and they are stationed at a church and they do missionary work online during the day and then they go to their own personal area at night from 6 to 9 to work. We had some of the people in the missionary department come and train us this week and it was super legit! These missionaries are allowed to skype, call, email, and chat live with anyone in the whole world. Since the political thing is going on the Church has a lot of advertisement and it is receiving so many calls and messages of people that want to learn more about the church. So what they said is that it is compared to tracting. Normally when tracting you go door to door trying to find someone who needs and is ready for the gospel...With this new online teaching it would be like you staying in your apartment with a huge line of people knocking on your door that want to learn more about the gospel..pretty cool huh! So anyways I am probably not explaining it really well but oh well haha. They were telling us some pretty cool things as well. Like everything that has been changing in missionary work has been specifically for our mission then once we have all the technology and everything we need it will move it around the world. Yes -we will be getting Ipads as well. They are all ready to go and programmed so that we can only go to certain sites but they are just waiting for now so who knows when that will be. But you know the prophesy that says that the gospel will be preached to the entire world before the Second Coming of Christ? Well they told us that right now that prophesy is being fulfilled! Obviously we aren't physically in China yet or some other countries but technically we are because of the online teaching so that was mind blowing ha...but anyway- this whole thing is unreal to witness it first hand and working with the General Authorities.
Things are going well in the area. We had two more people this week accept a baptism date so that was exciting. Things are looking really good here...oh yeah before I forget here are some numbers too, I don’t know if Elder Clarke told you. Since the mission was created we have had almost an 8% increase of the Sacrament Meeting attendance in our mission boundaries. That is roughly 1800 people!! It is crazy how well everything is fitting together and it is truly a blessing to be a part of it especially working so closely under President Swain!
Well I hope all is going well there!!
Oh yah Bry congrats on the call to Argentina!!!! Now we can all speak Spanish and Mom and Jessie won't understand a word we are saying hahaha...make sure your start practicing your Spanish now and drill PMG and the Book of Mormon! love ya brah