Busy, Busy, Busy

We got two new investigators and baptismal dates this week. Next week looks good for finding new investigators as well. We have an appointment set up with a nice part-member family. They have been in church the last two weeks, but the husband has been in the finals grind for the last couple weeks, so we haven't been able to teach. The wife is a non-member and he is less-active. As their family has been growing, they have been more serious about coming back. It's the rescue test at work. 

Tonight we have a lesson with another part member family that we have been teaching for a while. His mom, who is a little anti, will be there for the Christmas season. Cool thing is, he still wanted us to come over, and he is still going to the temple visitor's center on Saturday. The next few lessons with them should be interesting. 

Saturday was an example of the way that ward activities should be. It was our ward Christmas party, and it was excellent. The Bishop challenged the ward council to bring at least one less active or non-member. A lot of them did it, and we had quite a few less actives and investigators and both our recent converts and their families there. All in all, there were 140 people there! To give context, there were 130 in sacrament meeting. We were very excited about the turn out. Some potentials came out of it. This ward is an excellent missionary ward. They have really helped us out. This area is about to start booming again. 

The coolest thing that happened this week was a Zone Leader (and me) meeting with Elder L. Whitney Clayton, Elder Evans, Elder Maynes, and Elder Allen of the 70. Elder Packer (our area authority) and President and sister Watkins were also there. It was really cool. They came to evaluate the rescue test and talk about a new pilot they will be rolling out at the beginning of 2012. It was great to meet them all and receive good instruction.

It was a great week. This week should be just as good. 
And don't worry, we scored a Christmas tree. 

-Elder Richards