This has been a good week! As has just about every other week in the field.
We taught K_____ (the 14 year old girl I was telling you about last week) for the first time last night and got her on date for July 7! The best part was when we asked her, "Why are you excited to be baptized?" and she said "Well, I've always wanted to be. I've just had to wait a long time for it." Throughout the lesson, she sat there with her quad, reading all the scriptures we asked her to. She committed to read the Book of Mormon every day (she's already in Helaman anyways). She even told us, "I have to re-read the bible again. It's been a while." I was thinking, "WOW, ELECT." I'm literally so in awe of the youth these days. The youth in the branch here are AMAZING. We've had the chance to teach them a couple times and they're so much more converted to the gospel than I was at their age. They're all huge fans of family history (something that I want to do a lot more of when I get home), they love their scriptures, and missionary work. It just makes me so excited for the future of missionary work, and of the Church in general! God's children just get stronger and stronger every day!
Anyways. This will be a short email because we have lots to do today! Canada Day is coming up so we've planned a pancake breakfast followed by a street hockey tournament for the branch and we have to go buy everything for it today. I'm so excited! Canada Day is July 1, btw. In case you wanted to celebrate, ya know.
Well. Think that's all folks! Sorry this is so short. I hope each of you got to read a conference talk (or 12) this week. Which one did you pick? What was something you learned? This morning I started reading Of Regrets and Resolutions by Dieter F. Uchtdorf. One of my favourite quotes from it was, "external circumstances don’t really matter or determine our happiness. We do matter. We determine our happiness. You and I are ultimately in charge of our own happiness." I love that because even though it is through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that it's made possible for us to achieve that happiness, it will always come down to what we personally decide to do with that power granted us. We decide to be happy when we decide to keep the commandments, go to church, serve others, read our scriptures. We choose happiness when we choose to live the gospel. Choose to live it every day!
Love you all!!!