Sorry this one’s coming a day late, but we got roped into a massive service project that ate up our whole yesterday. We spent three hours shoveling dirt out of a U-haul. It was good exercise, and it put my protein shake to work for sure!
Well, this past week was great! A few highlights from the week:
District meeting on Thursday, we talked about focus and developing love for everyone.
We met with Nevaeh, she is a foster child living with some members in the ward, the Cooks. She is almost ready to get baptized, but they just need to get permission from her birth mother. It’s exciting!
We got together with the whole zone and painted an elementary school classroom. It was lots of fun! It reminded me of painting stuff in the garage.
We’ve been over to the McCarrolls a bunch, helping them with work in their back yard and talking about well, nearly everything. We’re hoping they come to an activity at the stake center tonight, we think it will help them a ton.
Tonight we’re meeting a returning inactive, Nathan. Last week, he walked into church for the first time in 20+ years and said he was wanting to come back. We gave him a blessing last week, and he agreed to take the lessons to refresh his memory. I’m interested to learn more about what has brought him back, but I can tell that the Lord has been in his life recently, guiding him back home. I’m so grateful for a Loving Father in Heaven who is willing to help us when we remember Him and ask for help.
So, since starting the 40 day Book of Mormon challenge, Elder Crone and I have been reading the Book of Mormon like it’s our full time job or something. 13 pages a day. But, I’ve been learning so much! It’s amazing how much better my studies have been. I don’t remember if I told you all before, but, I decided to read the book from back to front, starting in Moroni and working my way backwards book by book. It’s been interesting to read about these things happening to the Nephites and Lamanites, and then to go back and read all the prophesies and connect the dots. It’s really helped me get things in order as well.
Well, that’s about it for this week!
Love you, miss you,
Elder Jon Peter Ahlstrom