June 27, 2016
• Rapidan exchange
• YSA exchange
• The last mission president
• The questions
So as you might be able to read, we went on 2 exchanges this week. I was with Elder Dean (from Utah) and he and I are very similar in many different things. I went to the Rapidan area (which is 3 times as big as our area) and we taught a lady named Shelby, a young 21yr old mom who is super awesome. I also met a member of the congregation who became inactive. When the prayer was said to finish our lesson of letting him know he needs to come back to church, it was a long prayer where he was saying "yes father" and "amen amen!" the entire prayer. He said that I should be a pastor because I "got him going" with all the “black Baptist” style praying he did. Yes, it is a category of style of prayer and that should be offensive to no one because of the description that is used.
YSA in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stands for Young Single Adult. The missionaries we had another exchange with were the missionaries that worked on the University of Virginia camps with young single adults. That was a fun exchange as well. I got to talk with Elder Hollman and we taught a lady named Janae Christmas and Tabitha Jones. Both we had an extremely spiritual discussion about Jesus Christ. Please pray for them.
President Wilson (my mission president since the beginning of my mission) is leaving July 1 and we had a zone conference with him and we had a Q&A session with him that went for an hour and a half. It was really cool to hear his answers to many different questions, gospel or not.
Last Meeting with President Wilson
The final is about something that we as a group of Elders started doing, question sharing time. Every single night we call all the elders in our district (all 6 of them) and all 9 of us share a question. This past night we had a few
1Who in the standard works (Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants, Pearl of Great Price) would your not want to meet at 1am in a dark alley?
2Favorite tie pattern
3If you could be any LOTR character, who and why?
4If you could have any pet in the world, what pet and why?
These are the days of our lives
I wonder if God had pets... It's possible from Genesis 1: 25
Also I got a coloring book to destressify. Haven't even finished page one...