|Jordan (aka Elder Royal) wearing a very good shirt at Echo Park|
We have transfers on the 12th. I am hoping I am not transferred from the area, especially because of what happened this week and what will happen this month. Also, I really want to go to church at the brand new chapel, because it's really nice and beautiful inside. I really want to be here for Christmas. I'm pretty sure that I'll be here for another transfer, but - of course - I can never be sure. We had a lot of good things happen this week. We met a new investigator and his wife who recently just moved from Tarlac City. The wife is a very active member, and her husband has been investigating the Church for awhile, so he knows a lot. It's almost like he's a member, because they came to church on their own last week, so we thought they were less active members that we hadn't met before until he came and introduced himself to us and asked if we could teach him, because he wants to be baptized and sealed with his family in the temple. If anyone out there wonders what missionaries dream about regularly . . . that about sums it up. This was a dream come true. James (investigator) is solid. We set a baptismal date yesterday after our third lesson with him for the 29th of this month, so I really hope that I'll be here for it, especially at the new chapel! The bishop announced yesterday at sacrament meeting that we will not be moving to the new chapel next week as planned, but next week. (Ah man! I was thinking that if I do get transferred that I would have at least one Sunday there, but now I would miss it by just one week! How lame would that be! There'll be one lucky missionary taking my place if that happens. I suppose it is strange how preoccupied we can be with transfers.)
|Jordan trying on some hats in the gift shop at Echo Park with Sisters Jensen & Laude|
The Spirit was incredible this week. I started reading 3 Nephi 11 this week as part of our Book of Mormon challenge given to us by Sister Martino and I finished all of Third Nephi. I absolutely love those chapters! This challenge/activity has really changed my outlook on the Book of Mormon, because of so many times Christ is mentioned in it. I'll most likely finish the Book of Mormon again by next week, so that'll be awesome. After that, I'm really determine to read all of the it strictly in Tagalog without stopping. I usually read the Book of Mormon in Tagalog for language study, but I kinda stopped reading it chapter by chapter and just read important chapters that we usually share to investigators. But, now this is happening. I'll hopefully finish reading it (and understand most of it) by the end of my mission.
We had a lot of other stuff happen this week, but I'm almost out of time, so I guess that'll be for another time. We went to Echo Park this morning for our zone activity, which is alright. It's one of those places that you go once just to say that you've been there, but will never go back there. It's really far away and it wasn't that amazing. It's got a giant statue of the Savior, like in Rio, but not as big. They also claim to have in a gold box, part of the cross that Christ was crucified on. Someone brought a football, so we tossed that around in the park for a bit before we went home.
|We found a second "Sword of Truth" photo that we just|
had to use
Elder Jordan "always astig" Royal