This week was an interesting one. Elder Hughes and I have been together for two transfers, and it's pretty rare to stay together longer than that. We knew one of us was going to leave this time, but neither of us wanted to go. When we got a phone call from our Zone Leaders this morning, we mournfully answered. Turns out- we're both staying. For a third transfer. WWHHOOOOOO!!! We've got some great stuff lined up in this area, and we're truly going to see miracles this transfer.
Elder Hughes and I picked up another solid new investigator this week. A less-active member invited us over to his house, and we didn't quite know what to expect. Turns out, his (wife? Girlfriend? We don't know) wants to get baptized! We taught her the the first lesson and now we have a lesson scheduled with them every week. The only problem is that she has short term memory issues. So, she's like Dory, but not quite as bad. It's going to be super interesting teaching the both of them.
My Mission President, President Ames, also goes home on Thursday. Booooooooooooo......
Today is an especially special day, because 172 years ago Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were shot and killed in the Carthage Jail. Being out here in Texas, we're daily surrounded by people who fight against us daily, who seek nothing but to tear is down. I can't count all the Anti-Mormon arguments that have been thrown at us, or all the people screaming at us that we're going to hell, or all the hatred towards Joseph Smith and what he did. Every day that we go through things like that, I reflect on how Joseph and Hyrum knew this work to be of God, and how this belief of theirs was so strong that they were willing to die for it. Wicked men believed that by killing them, they could end the "Mormon cult," but here we are today, boldly testifying that this church is true, that the Book of Mormon is the Word of God, and that Joseph Smith was indeed a Prophet of God called by Him to usher in the last dispensation. Hot dang, I love being a missionary.
Hope y'all have a great week!