August 11, 2014 Clean as a Whistle

So this week one of the companionships in my district had 2 baptisms!!  It was awesome!! one of the people who got baptized asked me to baptize them. It is always an amazing experience to be able to participate in a baptism. the spirit is always so strong in a baptismal service. when the person comes up out of the water you can just feel how clean they are. not even one spot. 

J* didn't come to church this week. It was sad. We changed his date so that he can have a little more time to be able to prepare. He really wants to get baptized. Every time we talk to him we can tell. all we have to do is help him get 100% ready. We really really hope that he will be able to get baptized before the end of the month. 

I don't really like being a district leader. It takes up all my time. Every night I have to make 1 or 2 phone calls to the district. That takes up a ton of time. I really hope I'm not a district leader for very long so that I can have time to relax at the end of a long day. But even if I don't like it every one keeps telling me that I'm a great district leader. This last week was a really good week for the district. As a district we went up in every single one of the key indicators (except one). I don't know what I did (I actually doubt it was me) but something happened in the district. We all had more success. This Saturday the same sisters that had the baptisms this week are going to have 2 more. They are going to have 4 baptisms in one 2 weeks. That is awesome. I really hope that we can get to the point where everyone is baptizing weekly.

President Christensen;

This week went well. We had a lot more success than last week. the district is improving a lot. I gave my first baptismal interviews on Thursday and then I was asked to participate in the ordnance. It is always an amazing experience being able to help someone make a convent with God and receive remission of their sins. 

This week the district as a whole improved in everything. It has been awesome to be able to see the district improve like this. I really don't think I have done very much to make this change. I have only tried to help the sisters to focus on always improving something. I believe that there is always something that can be improved and the only thing that I have been trying to do is help them find something to improve every day. 

Thank you for allowing me this opportunity to help other people become better. 

Elder Blanding

[I’m taking out 1-30 because it is making these emails long and you have already read them.]

*31: Almost every computer has a virus.

*32: The Beetle is the most common car in existence.

*33: People ride around on backwards tricycles selling food.

*34: One day a store front will be empty and the next it will have a fully functioning Internet server (or whatever else they decide to put there)