Jose got confirmed yesterday!!! And was given the Aaronic Priesthood!!! Yesterday was such an awesome day. This whole week I have been just so excited for yesterday and it was such a neat experience. As I stood in the circle during sacrament I couldn't help but think about the journey Jose has gone through. It all kinda went through my mind from start to finish and it was really neat. He has come so far and has changed so much yet he is still the same Jose Rios. It's interesting how the Gospel works like that. If we are willing to let it take root in our hearts it changes us completely, yet is does not destroy our personalities.
Then during his ordination to the Aaronic Priesthood I couldn't help but think about his future. How much of a blessing he is going to be to the lives of others and how much he will continue to change. He has so much ahead of him and I am so excited to see how his life in the Gospel continues to shape and grow him.
This week we also had the chance to go to Yakima for a Mission
Leadership Conference. It was pretty awesome. We
talked a lot about how we can better extend commits to our investigators, how to
have better studies, and how to better implement the new daily schedule. Then
we took what we learned and brought it back to our zones. I always love these
weeks where we get to go spend some time with President and Sister Lewis and
the other mission leaders. It's always something super spiritual.
|This is Dot. She's some lady's pet pig that we met.|
She was eating nerds. The lady told us that the
pigs favorite food was mike and ikes
and hot tomales. Kinda weird.
Oh, also we got to demolish a part of a house this week. It was super fun. A member family is remodeling a good chunk of their house and the zone was asked to come help. So I gotta use a sledgehammer and knock down a bunch of walls. Bucket list item was checked off. I'll send a video.
|We made a human chair in the house we demolished|
I wish I had more for you all. The zone this weekend had 5 baptisms and 6 confirmations. Our zone is going crazy, there has been so many miracles and it's been super fun to be a part of.
On Wednesday we get to go to the temple so I'll have some temple pics for you next week.
Love you all!!
Washington Yakima Mission