It has been cold this week. The weather has diffidently turned this week. It went from a very nice Autumn to freezing in a day. The rain has been a pain but that is what I get to deal with.
As you can tell from the post title, I had a funny conversation on Monday last week. Elder M. and I go to a gym on Mondays to get a good work out and I was in the restroom and there was a man that I have talked to a couple of times on the toilet. While he was in the stall, he began a conversation and asked where I was from and I told him. Then he asked why are you here in England and a couple other questions about my Mission. But definitely one of the craziest places I have had a conversation about the Gospel... as he was wiping ha ha. We will just have to see if it goes anywhere hopefully it will. But there a little bit of toilette humor to start us off with.
But tender mercy for this week was Zone Meeting. The training was presented in a way that I have never thought of and I learned a lot. Best thing that happened this week is that I now have Elder M. as a companion. He has just let me rant for the past couple of days about the things that have been going on with my last companion and with the Ward. It was good to get all my frustrations out so I can move on. The hardest thing for the week probably has just been trying to get around to all the members we wanted to see this week. We are trying to build up the Area around where the members live. So we have been going by their homes asking them to pray that we will have success in their Area.
I have just finished reading the Book of Joshua. And one thing I did as I read the book was marked every time he was told to be strong and of a good courage. It is repeated plenty of times. I learned that no matter what situation we are in we need to be strong and of good courage and it will work out. That principle is illustrated through the whole book. The people rebel and Joshua just has to put up with it until they change. And also with driving the other people out of the promised land. He had to be strong. Lots of things going on and nothing really went his way. But he stayed strong.
Other than that we are still working with less actives and trying to find new people. Hopefully with Christmas coming up it will bring lots of softened hearts that are ready to hear about the good news of our Savior Jesus Christ. Please join with me in prayer for soften hearts during this upcoming season for those who are ready to hear that good news.
Have a great week!
Love, Elder Nielsen