This has been one roller coaster of a week! So this week started out kind of slow. We started Tuesday with District meeting and a zone lunch so that was lots of fun. Then we went out and started to work the rest of the day. When we got home for the night we got a call from the Assistants to the President and they asked us if we would take Elder Steward into our companionship as a Trio. So we accepted and now there are 3 of us! Elder Steward had been out on his mission for about 9 months and then he was sent home for surgery because he tore his Labrum and Rotator Cuff. 9 months of being home and he is back in the field. So that is pretty much what has been super new for this week.
Later this week some really cool things happened. We have been really focused on trying to find people to teach and we can definitely see what happens when we put our efforts towards finding. Anyways this week we finished tracting this long stretch of happy rd and all the side streets and it was really cool, overall we found quite a few potential people to teach. When we were going through our area book we found a name of a person that some other missionaries had contacted a few times. We had gone through this list a couple of times but this one certain time Lexis name stood out more than the others. So we decided that we were going to visit Lexi on Thursday. She was really nice and very welcoming so we invited her to church and set up an appointment for tonight with her. We will see what comes of it but i know that it is all in the Lords hands. Slowly but surely the work is picking up.On Wednesday we had the chance to go to the Gilbert Temple and enjoy the sacred peace that resides in the house of the Lord. It was an amazing experience. The temple truly is the House of the Lord we can feel his loving presence abundantly. I love the temple and for all of the blessings that it has brought me personally. It was really awesome it had been like 2 months since i had been to the temple so it was super nice to go.
Another thing is today we are going to build a pinewood derby car for the track that is on Wednesday haha!
Elder Ben Kestner