What a busy week here in the grand city of Philadelphia!
Due to just being pretty busy, we hadn't had the chance to go on exchanges with any of the Zone Leaders this transfer so far, so this week we went on three back-to-back exchanges. Exhausting, but exhilarating!
On Thursday, I took Elder Baker from Reading, PA, and brought him down to the YSA. We had three great lessons, but my favorite was with Tai, our Vietnamese investigator. He is sooo much fun to teach. He came so prepared after reading, "The Plan of Salvation," pamphlet multiple times on his own. He was teaching us! We are so excited for how things are going with him. Pray for him, he's making incredible strides and sacrifices.
On Friday, I got to return back to the Promise land of Cherry Hill with Elder Smith! I came out with him and actually roomed with him in the MTC.
We had a great time together. I got to see a few of my amazing converts from Cherry Hill. It is always the best time whenever I get to see Beena. She is the closest person to God ever, I swear... wow. She is doing so well. It means the world seeing others doing so well.
On Saturday, I got to spend some time with Elder Mpolmby. He is from THE Congo. He was a model up in NY and got to spend some quality time modeling for Kanye West. Anywho, not that that matters, right!? He actually serves in the land I was born in! South Phila! I got to see the Yeams, a family we taught, reactivated, and baptized. Kevin, the 17 year old who is a junior, is saying he wants to serve a mission after he graduates... I was soooooo pumped to hear that! Two of my incredible converts now, Destiny and Kevin, are both going to serve missions. LOVE IT!
We had an incredible day at church yesterday (Sunday).
To end the week, we went to a fireside/devotional where the Navy head coach spoke to us. There were like 300-400 people there, it was packed. President Vai Sikahema is good friends with him, so he had him come up to speak. President Sikahema also invited some former Eagles players who came, as well as some college football students. Some incredible stories were told, lots and lots of fun.
The importance of following the guidance of the Spirit on all things and sticking up for what you believe in was definitely reemphasized to me as these gentleman spoke.
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