Week 24 – The Wiz

Well, this week was a great week! The weeks seem to be going by way too fast!

This week we have been teaching a mother and her son. The dad was baptized a year ago and they are now interested in the church! We committed them to be baptized and they said, “Yes!” They want to be baptized in August so they can get all of their family here for it. They did not agree to a date but we know they want to be baptized in August! They are super ready to be baptized! We were talking about the temple with them and how important it is. It would be super cool because one year after they are baptized they can go to the temple, and my companion and I would be able to go with them! That is what we are really hoping for!

This week my companion and I were riding our bikes and I got drilled by something. Some teenagers threw a glass of water on me and my companion started laughing. It was 105 degrees outside and, not going to lie, it felt really good! That is a funny story from this week.

Also, this week we were visiting a former investigator and we knocked on his door. He opened the door and said, “Not interested.” We walked back to our bikes and he opened the door with a gun on his lap. He then went off on us by telling us that it was Jesus who died for us and not Joseph Smith. It is sad to think of all the false doctrine that is out there.

We did a lot of service this week! On Saturday we were able to do service the whole day! For the first half, we helped move our neighbor, then we had a lady who wanted us to come over and help her cut down one of her trees that was dead. After we did that, we came back to eat lunch and our neighbor was taking all of her big items over and needed more men. We were able to help them for the rest of the night! Doing service is so fun and missionary work is just super awesome.

The scripture for this week is 3 Nephi 27:13-21. I really love these verses! I love how they talk about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I really love this gospel and am grateful for all of the blessings that it brings. I am so grateful to be able to serve a mission and to share this wonderful gospel with people who are in need of its message. I love you all so much and am thankful for the support that you give me! Keep doing missionary work and great things will come from it!

Love,
Elder Pope

This is the wizard of Oakdale. He rides around and is basically famous. He is a homeless guy and is really cool! We see him almost everyday and it just makes my day every time I see him!
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Cutting down Sister Akers tree! Chain saws are really fun to use!
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Birthday cake! Finally 19 now!
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