Transfers happen next week. I don’t feel like I’m going to move, but who knows! Holy cow I’ve survived one whole transfer. Sweet. 🙂 I don’t think I’ve told you anything about my companion. Her name is Sister Hoki, she grew up in southern california, and then went to Utah for school. She wants to be a surgeon. She’s very smart. She’s been on her mission for over seven months now, and I’m the first person she’s trained. She’s a black belt, and an amaaaaazing artist. Like holy cow. We’re both very goal oriented so we work well together.
We’re teaching a 9 year old boy preparing for baptism. It’s been really fun coming up with creative ways to teach the gospel to him. We played a 10 commandments matching game with him that Sister Hoki made. Kept him entertained for almost an hour!
I wrote a mission work song to the tune of the pokemon theme song. I sang it to a less active member, and she came to church. Pokemon brings miracles, I’m tellin’ ya.
We had to transfer one of our investigators to the Whitby elders 😦 She was in the Bowmanville hospital but then got moved to a care facility out of our area. When we went to say goodbye, her husband pulled us aside and I honestly thought he was going to give us a stern talking to about trying to baptize his wife! But he didn’t. He said, “Now I don’t want to get all emotional, but I want to thank you two for saving my wife.” He was so sincere and it really touched my heart. She was pretty depressed when we first met with her in the hospital and it’s been amazing to see her spirits change, especially after she received a priesthood blessing from a member in our ward that she knew. Her husband wouldn’t take a book of mormon, but he promised that it wasn’t goodbye because he’d see us at church one of these days. His son also wouldn’t take a book, but he has our card and said that he really respects our faith and what we do. They were really so sincere and so heart felt. Probably the highlight of my mission so far. It almost seems like they appreciated us more than she did! Haha I love that family so much. Definitely a very special moment.
We volunteer at a couple of places in the community, and it’s really fun! It feels great to serve others. We’ve also been helping some members of the ward build their basement. I’m practically a pro electrician now 😉 Just kidding. But I’m learning and it’s pretty fun.
We have a pretty big teaching pool right now, and it’s keeping us busy. Which is definitely a very good thing! Especially considering how we only had 2 investigators when I first arrived. I love all of them so much and it’s so exciting to see their testimonies grow! The members of our ward have helped us out so much, and the Lord definitely blesses you when you set goals and make plans to achieve them. I didn’t realize what a feat it was to get 22 member present lessons in one week until we had zone conference. Most people have a really tough time getting 4 member present lessons per week! Man this is only the first month of my mission and we’re already breaking records… I’m excited for what’s to come.
We spend half an hour every week during my training period to become more familiar with Mormon.org. So if you feel so inclined, you can go to mormon.org and search for Brooklyn Davidson and you’ll find my profile. 🙂
Oh yeah, and I saw Elder Judd at zone conference. He’s doing very well!
Thank you so much for everyone who has taken the time to email me. I really love hearing from you! Love you all! Read John 5. Jesus gets all logical on the Pharisees to tell them that he’s the Christ. It’s pretty awesome.