I hope everyone is doing well on this Monday Afternoon. Im excited for all the summer activities that you guys are going to be having soon! Mom I really felt your concern and love in your email. Thank you. You and the family have been such a support for me during my mission. Thank you there is something so nice to get such inspiring letters from you every week.
Well It was a great week! The only sad part was on Wendsday we had a multi Zone conference to say goodbye to President and Hermana Watts. They shared their last messages with us and bore their testimonies. I know I have said it many times but I love my mission President and his Wife. I want you to meet them someday.
We were running around all week. Lots of lessons and work to do. Sion is really getting heated up right now. Lot of people progressing. We have been able to do alot of divisions and to cover more ground.
This week A, Familia Y and two grandchildren of an older woman named M should all be baptised. Its going to be fun! A is doing great and she is so happy. I have met very few woman with the faith that she has. We should have 16 baptisms in the zone this week!
The lord has blessed us with oppourtunities to help those around us. Just today we were coming back in a taxi when we saw a man unconcious in the street and he had running clothes on. We quickly jumped out of the car and helped him. He passed out and as he came to he passed out again. First aid merit badge comes in handy in life haha. We helped him and he started throwing up and convulsing. The firefighters got there quick and we left.
I got to have my "last" interview with President Watts today. My temple recommend is going to expire so I got that renewed. We are excited to welcome in our new mission President this week. Should be exciting. Not sure how things will change but I already feel a love for him and his wife.
I was pondering this week about courage. Living in the last days as a member of the church definetly requires some courage. There is a lot of opposition in the world. The moral fabric of the world is moving farther away from the eternal laws that we have been given. President Monson said in this last conference " We all face fear, experience ridicule and meet opposition. Let us all - all of us- have the courage to defy the consensus, the coarage to stand for the principle, courage not compromise, brings the smile of Gods approval. Coarage becomes a living and an attractive virtue when it is regarded not only as a willingness to die manfully but also as the determination to live decently"
Riley and Zach have courage. Do the right thing always. Your freinds will respect you forever when you decide to do what is correct not what is always popular. Respect for yourself and from others lasts forever. Popularity ends on yearbook signing day.
I love you all so much! Have a great week and remember to SMILE!