We have been grinding and pushing along. Been pretty heavy hitting week. We had a bunch of lessons and zone conference!
Our zone conference was pretty heavy. The North America North East missions all received new instruction and there is a HUGE focus on obedience and there are quite a few changes happening. Mainly focusing on us missionaries not seeing each other throughout the week and gathering in groups. Oof, hard task in the city.
It was also my last zone conference so President Shields asked all the departing missionaries to bear their testimony. Usually there are like 3 or 4 people going home per zone conference, but the group going home with me is massive so we had 16 missionaries bear testimony. It took 45 minutes, and that's with all of us sticking to 2-4 minutes. yikes. In total I think there are somewhere around 27 missionaries going home with me. That is a hefty turnover.
We met with S during our English class and she is as happy go luck as ever. We were helping her with her pronunciation and somehow we ended up teaching the word of wisdom and committing her to keep it, she said she will do it too!
D and M are also doing great, we have met with them twice now and they are great. we taught them the plan of salvation and it seemed to really make sense to M so as D had questions she would answer them for him! Unfortunately they will be going back home for 2 weeks and I wont be able to see them again... they will come back and Elder Brown will continue the process here.
The last thing that happened this week was saying goodbye to Bishop Holdaway, his wife and kids. I have been serving in the Don Valley ward for a good 15 months now so I have been able to see the progression in the ward and I have seen all the hard work he has done. He accepted a job in Delaware as CEO of Barclays US. sooooo ya. He will be missed.
hope you all have a good week!
Elder Jack Bakker
ارشد جک باکر
|Brother Park and brother De Vera and LDB cookies|
|Bishop Shane Holdaway, Alissa Holdaway and the missionaries|