Hot Week

I think I’ve gotten accustomed to relatively cold weather again, because this past week felt super hot and at times a bit unbearable. It cooled down again later in the weekend, but the beginning of the week was tough.
Monday was a pretty uneventful day. We had an awesome zone activity of king of the field soccer. While the team I was on was not playing, I spent my time sun bathing, working on my tan. Later in the evening, this happened: “#PDayMiracle!!! Tonight, we finally had a lesson with one of our investigators since whitewashing this area. During our lesson with him, he mentioned that he was only following God 80%. We were teaching the Plan of Salvation but we reviewed The Restoration and testified that baptism by proper authority of the Priesthood will #CloseTheGap and help him to follow God 100%. He committed to be baptized!!!”
Tuesday, was spent planning for the next week or so. We found out that one of our investigators is in the hospital, but we can’t meet with him because he is in Pasadena. That was kind of devastating, we’ve met with him twice so far and want him to progress.
Wednesday, we had zone conference. We learned about a lot of the same things that were discussed in zone training meeting the previous week. It wasn’t surprising that much would be different in terms of things to focus on because both meetings were only a week apart.
Thursday was a full work day and we were able to visit a lot of our investigators to try and set return appointments with at least. Sadly the investigators we did have appointments cancelled on us because of work schedules.
Friday, we did some street contacting with not much success. Afterwards, we helped a part member family in our area move, which was greatly appreciated by the ward. We then went on exchanges with the zone leaders. I went in to Spanish work with Elder Lytle and we taught a single mother (returning member to activity in the church) and some of her children (who want to be baptized and are older than eight) the Word of Wisdom and the Law of Chastity which went surprisingly well. I think it’s easier to teach those two commandments to youth.
Saturday, we finished the exchange by getting bashed, sorta, perhaps more like we had a really long one sided conversation with this guy talking about deep, possibly, could be true doctrine mingled with politics and philosophies of men. Afterwards, we at lunch at a member’s papusa restaurant before having companionship study and ending our exchange. Later in the evening, we had dinner at our Bishop’s house.
Sunday was church and that was awesome as usual, but we taught one of our investigators who we finally contacted after three weeks. We then came home for studies because having ward council at 7am and church at 9am puts a ding in to that. We also didn’t have dinner, which was sad because I really want to get to know the ward, but it’s hard not having those set appointments with them.

 

Elder Blodgett

California San Fernando Mission
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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