This week we had to attend a few pretty long meetings. Wednesday we were gone all day up to Boston for a Mission Leadership Council. It was just a meeting with President and Sister Packard, and then all of the Zone Leaders and Sister Leaders in our entire mission. It is just a meeting where all of us leaders get together and talk about the mission and what things we need to do throughout the next month. We spent a lot of time this meeting talking about how we can help all of our missionaries develop this sense of urgency to find more people, baptize more people, and just to go out and do the Lord's work. Our mission is still doing really well right now, but we could always be better. It was kind of going along with Elder Holland's statement that the Lord is pleased but not satisfied. Then on Thursday we had a Zone Conference with President Packard where he taught us for like 4 hours straight about how we could improve our prayers and studies in order to receive the personal revelation needed to progress the work in our areas. It is definitely a training I needed. I feel like I could definitely be getting more out of my prayers, and being able to find Heavenly Fathers will in all things. So President basically taught us how to get a "To-Do" list from God each day so we know what he wants us to do, then go out and do it!
Saturday we went on another exchange with the New London Spanish Elders. I stayed in Groton and Elder Hunter came here with me. We had an awesome day together and saw some miracles happen! We went to go teach a new investigator of ours named Jesse, and she is a single mother of 4 so we had to get a chaperon to come with us. So we got the sweetest little old guy, Brother Post, to come with us. I absolutely love this guy, so I was pretty stoked to have him coming out with us. So we show up to Jesse's appt, and she forgot and had gone shopping. Story of our lives, everybody cancels on us. So we scrambled to find something to do since we had Brother Post out with us, so we decided to stop at another of our investigators named Felicias house. To make a long story short we had an awesome lesson with her and she accepted a baptismal date for the end of July! It was so sweet, God definitely led us to Felicia's house that day. That night we taught the Restoration to this AMAZING 90 year old woman named Gemma who is another one of my favorites here in Groton. Gemma lives with a member of our ward, but Gemma is super duper Catholic. It will be a long process but Gemma loves us and we love her. At the end of our lesson we sat down in her kitchen and were eating Ice Cream and Gemma says "Now boys, you aren't trying to convert me are you?" Haha we just started laughing and changed the topic! We had a great week, it is hard to believe transfer texts are coming this Friday. Have a great week! Love you all!
The Breakers Mansion