ALOHAHOLAHOWDY!!! Well this week has felt mostly like HOWDY!! We haven't been seeing as many Spanish people, but working with this ward has kept us plenty busy!I guess I'll go in chronological order. Last Monday we played Cranium for P-Day with the district, and the sistas won! Woot woot!
Then Thursday rolls around and we go to our weekly Bible study as usual. The family that had signed up to feed Elders in Clinton (2) were champs and ended up feeding the Zone Leaders who were there on exchanges (+2), as well as us because we came to Clinton early to see Spanish folk (+2), AND the Elders from El Reno who had to drive all the way out here to interview Cindy for baptism (+2) (the sister that the Clinton Elders had been teaching. The district leader couldn't do it because he taught her, the Zone Leaders also taught her, so they had to get a DL from another district). AND they fed Cody (+1). I think that you can do the math on that.
But that's not even the most exciting part! (though food is generally exciting) That night Cody said to us, "hey sisters, I have a date for you. Can I get baptized on January 18th?" WHAT? OF COURSE YOU CAN GET BAPTIZED ON JANUARY 18TH!!! So we're having a miracle baptism on January 18th! I'm not sure how much y'all remember about Cody, but he's that one guy who randomly came to church the last Sunday in December. Yep. He's getting baptized this week. Craziness!!!
He suggested that our purpose as missionaries is not just to find, teach, and baptize, but also to lift and edify everyone around us. He said that everyone should be better because we were there to lift them up. I don't think that this is something solely reserved for missionaries. I think that this is something we all can do. Perhaps make it a goal to make others feel better just because they were in our presence. That is what Christ would do. I promise that as we look outside ourselves we will be able to feel of the same joy that the Savior has as He serves those around Him!