Monday, May 6, 2013

What a great week!


Well this week was insanely long.  I have these gnarly bags under my eyes.  It's awesome.  I've actually heard that it's blood pooling under your eyes that does that.  Fun Fact.
Anywho, here is a picture from Justin B's (from Rotterdam, NY!!!!) baptism.  It was perfect, it went off without a hitch.  He bore his testimony at the end too.  AMAZING!  This guy is so elect it blows my mind.  He'll be ordained to the office of priest next Sunday.

So you all (it's weird I've gotten into this habit of saying y'all... I don't really know where that came from) are caught up to this last week Tuesday I think, so I'll start on Wednesday.

Wednesday:  We went on splits! Our ward is catching the wave of missionary work (thanks Elder Nelson) so we're pretty pumped about that.  Then we did a lot of tracting, had some accounting phone calls with President (always FUN!) got some baptismal suits for the Tongans and then called it a day.

Thursday:  We went tracting and visiting formers a lot!  Had a very good lesson with the PMLA family I've talked about.  They say we're the winning pair, so we want to get them active and baptized before I leave.  It was a good lesson, but the wife still struggles with the scriptures because she's had no religious background prior to this.  Starting from the ground up is new for me but it's a good experience.  Then we went on splits with a recent convert.  Also another good time.

Friday: He had a lesson with Justin B., and he got his interview.  Easily the quickest interview I've ever seen.  He and the missionary left, and were back within two minutes easy.  Awesome.  Then we went over some specifics for his baptism and who was going to baptize him( the Bishop's son did that.  He just returned from his mission 6 months ago... he's staying in the water haha!) what he needed to wear etc.  Good visit.  Then we went and typed up his program and went out Waianae side. The Tongan ward out there had a papi (Tongan for baptism) for a family of 5 and another guy.  6 person papi + Tongan feast afterward = pretty gnarly.

Saturday:  We took Matt M. out to a lesson with a potential investigator.  She wasn't super receptive so that was a bummer, but that's missionary work huh?  Then we had a lesson with a different part member family, and committed the husband to come back to church, so it was a good visit.  Then we had some investigators drop us, went tracting and set up for the baptism.  That went awesome.  

Sunday:  Justin was confirmed, we taught Elder's Quorum, and it must've gone well cause we got some referrals and a couple offers to go on splits out of it.  Always worth it.  Other than that it was a regular day and then we had to do numbers.  Yay.  We didn't get to bed until 11pm, but that was because of some other problems with that we've been trying to settle.  Hopefully we'll get everything smoothed out today.  We'll see!

Welp that about rounds out my week here.  Hope you all enjoy the pics and have a great rest of your week!

Ofa Lahi Atu,

Elder Brooksby

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