Our leadership meeting last week was really cool. First off, our mission is participating in trial runs of the missionary changes. We had big important missionary visitors who brought to us the sense of urgency from the Prophet... kind of important. We talked and practiced teaching from the new pamphlets! It was so good! So simple! We also talked about how important it is to invite to ordinances: baptism, the sacrament. We are not inviting people to socialize at church. We are inviting them to participate in the ordinances that happen at church. My companions and I were talking about this and then we thought: how different would the church and missionary work be if we were as pumped to take the sacrament each week as we were to get baptized? Or, what if we prepared each week for the sacrament like we did to be baptized? WE WOULD ALL BE ACTIVE! Why? It would be because we are consistently repenting and applying the doctrine of Christ. We would feel and be closer to Christ and the Spirit. Baptism and the sacrament are so crucial because without them, we cannot access the power of the atonement. So.... let’s baptize everyone! Oh wait, that was already the goal. My challenge for this week: prepare for the sacrament like you would to be baptized.
The funny moment of the week is...yesterday, an AP called us. When he hung up he said, "Love ya....." We could hear his companion in the background crack up. We were laughing also. It was super awkward when he hung up. The best part came when he called back 5 seconds later to apologize! It was funny. Missions are funny.
Other than that, I’m still eating way too much food and yep, still gaining weight. We had "salad" yesterday at dinner by our request. It was made from iceberg lettuce and broccoli with ranch dressing. I wasn’t surprised. I love this culture but I am excited for the day I get to eat a salad and see green on my plate that isn’t salsa!
All is good in the hood. Love you all. Have a great week.