Monday, October 4, 2010

Conference Week

Hey everyone how is all going?
So this has been a pretty normal week up to the weekend when confrence came. Wasnt that a great confrence? Well I will talk more about that in a second but first let me go through the week.
So last monday for our zone activity we went shopping around because the zone leaders wanted to buy some african stuff. So I got a few things myself. I got a small stone lion and a small stone rhino and then I got and african shaped wooden carved plaque thing haha. (dont know how to really describe it.) Then on wednesday we had interviews with the president Poulsen. We got the times all mixed up and all so we were there like an hour early but it was all good because we got to sit and talk with the assistants and Sister Poulsen. IT was great. So the rest of the week has been pretty normal. Working hard and keep pushing on trying to help others with their baptism goals and progress. So at the end of this week we have 18 people total with baptism dates and we have about six more we are planning on giving dates to so hopefully by the end of this week we will have 24 or more with dates.
Also the end of this week we are hopefuly having another baptism. Her name is Patience. She is married and has a little girl. Everyone in her family including her husband are members and so that would be good if she follows through because she will have all that love and support coming from her family.
This week our results werent as high as previous weeks. We had lots of problems with people being gone or with appointments being dropped or whatever it was. It was just not the best week for teaching. But that is ok we still did some good.
So on Friday night it was awkward because we went to go teach a girl named Neo. When we got there she said that her and her family were celebrating her mom's birthday with a dinner. She said she wanted us to stay because she made food for us as well. Well why it was so awkward is because we only knew Neo and so when she wasnt in the room we just looked at her family like hello you dont know us but we teach your daughter haha. But eventually the mom started talking with us and it broke the ice so it was good. They are all a great family.
So I just want to say thanks to people who have sent me letters; I have got some from Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Shauna, Aunt Tammy, Trent, Janet, Emily, Chelsey, Kirstie, Bridger and many others. Thank you all for your love and support. Your letters are great. I will try as much as I can to reply but please just give me time.
So Confrence. On saturday night from six to eight we watched the Saturday morning session. Then Sunday morning from eleven to one we had the priesthood session, and then we had saturday afternoon session from two to four and then we had sunday morning session from six to eight. We didnt have the chance to watch the sunday afternoon session because of the time differences but hopefully I will be able to at a later time. I loved confrence and it was the neatest feeling when they would talk about missionaries and their work and I just kept thinking hey Im doing that and when ever they would pray for us I just felt a new sence of energy enter me. It was amazing. I loved all that I got to see. I learned so much and its always good to hear from the authorities of the church.
Thank you to everyone for your love and support. I can feel all the prayers that have been going out for me and I thank all of you. I love what I am doing and there is nothing I would rather be doing right now then being here and teaching these people. I know the people also appreciate it because some members yesterday told me thanks and that I am a good missionary. They knew right from they met me they could trust me because of my personality and that they knew they could be themselves around me as well. So I know I must be doing something right.
Well time to prepare to go back to work. I cant wait to see what the lord has in store for me this week. I love all of you and remember to keep your trust in the lord.
-Elder Aaron Giles Lindsay

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