Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Fast Days but Long Week

With Larry at the Oakland temple
This has been an interesting week. We were in a trio for a few days and Larry has been baptized! What a great week! The days have felt super fast because we have been so busy, but the week has felt like it has been a month! Here are some highlights from this week! 

Tuesday was transfer day! We went up to the mission home to drop off Elder Walk. Elder Cutler then stayed with us for about 1.5 days because his new companion came in on Wednesday from the MTC! 

Elder Taylor Playing the Piano
We were blessed to be able to receive a phone call last week while we were emailing in the Library from one of our members. What is cool about this member is that I know his son, because his son lives in San Ramon (my last area!). He asked us to teach one of his clients from work who lost her mother. On Tuesday we taught her the first half of the Plan of Happiness. Unfortunately she lives outside our boundaries and so the sisters from where she lives came to our next meeting. It was a great meeting and she is so happy to be able to learn about the gospel. 

We also taught a few other investigators this week! We meet with Abe about two times a week and this last week we invited him to read the Book Of Mormon and he said he has already been reading it! Amazing! He has a baptismal date set for the end of Oct.! 

Larry and his son and Ella were all baptized! Being able to see your investigator being baptized is the best thing ever as a missionary just as 1 Thessalonians Chapter 2  a verse says that "For ye are our glory and joy

On Thursday we had planned to switch our bikes with the sisters car because we had a lesson to teach for two other sister missionaries who were sick. But as we were cycling to our destination to switch, the sisters called us and told us that the car wouldn't start! What rubbish timing! But it was okay, because in the end we were able to find a ride and the lesson went well. 

Thank you all for wishing me a happy birthday!  Two days before my birthday we ate a huge cake at a ward missionary meeting! Brother Misinale bought me a shirt with the golden gate bridge on it! The day before we were given cake from a less active family. We also met a women on the street that day and she invited us over for some sushi on my birthday, so we had that too! Then we had more cake in the evening and I was full.

Man, all this sushi makes me have stomach aches haha. Two weeks ago we met two women from another faith. They invited us over to a pot luck with them on Sunday. We went and it was so much fun! We ate a ton of food and of course there was sushi. We were able to share with them about the First Vision and they all enjoyed it. But they also live outside our area..

I know that the gospel is for everyone and that this gospel brings people great happiness. I am so happy to see how much happier our investigators are as they continue to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and endure to the end. 

Love Elder Kloosterboer