This week was really long... just... I don't know... it just dragged. It was really good though. We had zone conference and there were some really good talks there. The coolest part was when Pres. Wolfert talked about the new missionaries and how many new missionaries there're going to be. He said our mission was going to receive 80 - 100 new missionaries within the next few months. That's pretty crazy.
We got to meet with that new family the Rodgers last Monday night. They are so awesome and elect. Dawn (the mom) Emma (9 yr old) and Noah (12 yr old) all committed to baptism. The lesson was so powerful too. Emma asked awesome questions and they all are participating and understanding so well. Dawn's mom was in town too and sat in on the lesson. She agreed to have missionaries come to her home in Tennessee.
James is progressing so well! He has been refusing to come to church so we backed off on asking him. But we were reading the BoM with him last night. When we were about to leave he said, "So where is your church at?" and said "I don't have a suit but I'll be there!" So that was way cool.
We had a real good experience this week, too. I was having just a rough day and not much was happening. Our plans for night had fallen through and we had nothing to do. So we knelt down and prayed that we would be able to do something productive. About 30 min later we got a phone call and received a referral for a guy who was in a different ward he thought. Turns out he barely lives in our boundary and his wife wants to be baptized. We went over there and taught her that night.
Weather has been pretty great and food has been awesome. Hope all is well at home and I love you all and pray for you guys. Peace!
Elder Spencer Cooper