Tommy's Release Date

Since you asked, Tommy will be returning to Beaverton on October 25, 2012.

Monday, August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

This week was absolutely crazy! We had to go in to Provo for a Zone Leader meeting on Tuesday (INCREDIBLE MEETING!) I really love our new mission president and his wife. They are really doing everything possible for all of the missionaries, all of the other leadership in the mission (aka stake presidents and bishops) and really pushing as hard as they can in every direction. He and his wife have been going to as many baptisms as they've been able to get to, as well as going and taking the missionaries out to lunch just to talk. I am incredibly impressed. So on Thursday we were planning on going out to Duchesne (about an hour away) but that evening we felt like we needed to go up and spend the evening with those missionaries, so we left right after dinner and went straight out there and spent the night there knocking doors, and teaching with them. It was a really good thing we went up there, and a really good experience (I got to go with Elder Rantz from OREGON so of course it was incredible!) Anyways, the next day we had our first ever ZONE TRAINING MEETING! Aka, Elder Jensen and I got to train all of the missionaries in our zone for 2-3 hours. It was a really incredible experience. We found out how young our zone really is. Out of the 24 missionaries in our zone, 4 have been out between a year and a half and 2 years, 0 between 1 year and 18 months, another 4 between 6 months and a year, and 16 MISSIONARIES BETWEEN 0 MONTHS, AND 6 MONTHS!! Soooo much greenie fire, I love it! Our zone is doing pretty incredible. Anyways, on Saturday there were a couple of baptisms in the branch! A family of 4 just got baptized. They are incredible! Apparently the dad wanted to get baptized about 8 years ago, but then they moved out to Park City, and his life got wayyyy crazy and he didn't have any time to meet with the missionaries any more. Well, finally things calmed down 8 years later, they moved back here to Heber, and requested that the missionaries come and baptize he and his family. Moments like that absolutely blow my mind!  We spent basically all Friday and Saturday morning inviting people to the baptism, but unfortunately nobody that we invited showed up :(.  Our mission president, President McCune actually came and baptized the father of the family! It was a pretty incredible service.  Well unfortunately we've gotta get going. We have to leave for Roosevelt in a little while... btw, I wrote a tag for the Hymn Redeemer of Israel. I'm sending it attached.

Have a wonderful week!
Elder Williams

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