Well, it was quite a fun week, as you can see from the pictures. My birthday ended up being a great one, since I got to eat smoked chicken and chocolate chip cookies with ice cream! It was like an American meal just for me, though it really was for all the zone leaders in the mission. There was even another missionary (Elder Massey) that had his birthday on the EXACT same day, turning 21 as well. So I guess you could say we were brothers from another mother. Twins. Anyway, after the delicious lunch and doctrinal teaching by President Turk, we went and played soccer for two hours, which is a bit of a tradition here among the zone leaders after the conference. Though I still can't play to save my life, I had a lot of fun, and was happy to be in good company with fun stuff to do all day. It was a great birthday.
Other than that, the week was pretty normal. We did have interviews the next day, which was fun, and as you can see from the pictures, our training meeting with the rest of the zone was interesting as well. We did lots of hands-on activities, the best of which involved the sisters throwing the angry bird stuffed animals at my companion as he waved his arms in front of the dry erase board, trying to block them. You gotta have some pretty out of the box teaching to keep other missionaries interested in meetings, that's for sure. We are starting to have soom good success though, and we're especially excited for the two baptisms that we will have today! I have never baptized anyone on a P-day, but it should be a great experience! The two sisters that will be making the covenant are so sweet, and have really grown a lot in the time we have been teaching them. That spiritual growth is possible for everyone, if they just read, pray, and attend church! All we have to do is invite them to come unto Christ.
Hope you enjoy the pictures. I really am starting to look chubby in the face...
Love ya tons