Well, this week has been very busy with lots of service in the beginning of the week. On Wednesday we found out that Cazzie is going to be in Payson temporarily for a few months, so we had to say goodbye to her, so that was sad. She was very sad to see us go, because it is pretty unlikely that we will still be here when she gets back. Then we also had District Meeting Wednesday morning which was really awesome. Our district leader is Elder Bailey from Riverton, Utah and actually doesn't live very far from me back home! He is an awesome elder and we had a very good meeting. We all helped each other with one tricky investigator, because we all tend to have one investigator that we hold on to that isn't progressing because of silly reasons, but there must be a deeper reason. Then we learned about finding Christ-like attributes in our companions. Then we had a training on how to get our members more involved in member missionary work which I will touch on later. ;) Then Thursday we helped at the Cluff's because they are still needing help moving into their trailer. And we also went out with one of our ward mission leaders to contact a really cool referral that told us that we could come back next Saturday! We are pretty excited! Then Friday we ate and ate and ate.....I felt like Violet(?) from Willy Wonka who needed to be rolled out of the room. Then Saturday we weekly planned and decided to wipe our board clean and start fresh in our area. We are now down to our two investigators (Diane and Steve) because they are stellar and are going to be baptized it is just a matter of when, and we are working on just a few less-actives. This week we are going to focus on getting the members involved in member missionary work, because just as the prophet called members to go on missions from the pulpit at general conference in the early days, our prophet President Thomas S. Monson has called members to be missionaries from the pulpit. So that's what we are going to do. We know it's going to take a lot of effort because people are scared, but we are going to do it. Then Sunday church was good, Diane came to both wards which was awesome! Then that night we went to a fireside at the Show Low high school where the Nashville Tribute band came and performed! It was awesome! And at one point they had the sisters come on the stage and sing "Daughters of the Promise" with them and then had the Elders come up and join to sing "I was Born" so it was pretty awesome! It was such a wonderful day! We loved the fireside and loved their music because it uplifts us members to participate in the work! I love you all and hope that you too participate in this wonderful work! Have a wonderful week! I love you!
Fourth of July with the Cluffs
The missionaries with the Nashville Tribute Band :)
Me with the Nashville Tribute Band!!!!! And yes, Katherine Nelson is snuggling me :)