A lot of cool stuff has happened this last week. Elder Oaks came and talked to the Georgia Atlanta and the Georgia Atlanta North missions, and I got to shake his hand! It was awesome! He didn't prepare a talk, he just spoke by the spirit, but it was super cool. He gave 10 Attributes that a missionary should come home with, but I left that in my journal in the apartment so I'll send those to you next week. It was truly amazing and you could really fell the Spirit there. That was on Saturday.
On Friday, we did service for the Brady family all day. That was fun. Their family is super super super cool. They are seriously just like family. Sister Brady is just like mom...super into health stuff and natural things. She actually bought moms book. But all the kids play music and they are super talented. They have 7 kids, and their house is always a party. Whenever we visit, it's like visiting cousins, I feel like. And they like us so much that they signed up every week to feed us...so we're there a lot. But they are way fun.
On Thursday, there was this huge Emergency Preparedness summit by the Red Cross hosted by the church at the Stake Center. So all the missionaries in our zone went over and catered/greeted/directed traffic/served lunch...and all that stuff that is required at events like that. It was super fun because a lot of people from different religions were showing up at our Stake Center and being greeted by us missionaries. It was awesome. We met a lot of cool people and made a lot of cool friends. But the mornings are super cold here. I don't know why, but it's been extra cold down here.
So extra thanks goes to dad for sending me those sweaters. Thank you! We invited our investigators, the Polish guy and his son, to prepare for baptism, and they want to! Richard (actually spelled Ryszard and pronounced Rih-shard) can be baptized, but Peter's mom won't let him because she's against the church. But we'll see how that goes. Please pray for them. They need it.
Our other progressing investigators, Jared and Sarah, who's mom is a member, seem to be good. We haven't visited them in a while since Sister Oliver has been sick. But they are super awesome.
There is always so much to send home. I obviously can't send everything, but I can send home my testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel. I know this gospel is true. That is a simple, commonly stated phrase, yet it expresses the truth. I know this gospel is true. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He puts us in the right places we need to be at the right times. When you're having a tough time, and you know you followed the Lord, don't get discouraged. He has put you there because he knows you can do it. He knows what you are capable of more than you are, and he will give you the strength and desire to continue onward. To quote the wonderful words of the famous Kathryn Hintze, "When things get tough, remember Abinidi. Remember Joseph Smith. Remember the Pioneers." Katie put that in a letter that she left in my suitcase. The only thing I would add to that is Remember the Savior. Whenever things are tough, remember that there is someone who knows exactly what you're going through and exactly how to help you. You just need to chose to turn to him. This gospel is true, and I hold that declaration dear to my heart. If you don't know that for yourself yet, you can. Turn your heart to the Lord, and let him guide. I love you all so much, and I am so happy that I am a missionary! I hope everything is going well in London!
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