This week went quite well. Had quite a few highs but also a couple of lows. We taught quite a few lessons this week, a total of 15 lessons (member presents lessons, other lessons, and less active and recent convert lessons). Actually, we also taught a part member family (the dad is quite anti) but the mom wants her 8 year old son to have the discussions, so we gave one of the them this week as well.
We also attended both ward council in both wards. It was a long Sunday partly because we got picked up at 7:20 for ward council, but also because we were fasting. We finally have ward mission plan in Rototuna ward, but they are still developing one in Chartwell ward.
We had 3 investigators attend church this Sunday. One of them, Rebecca Mika, is set for baptism. She is doing fairly well. She has come to church now three times.
Just a question for dad: did you ever baptize anyone on your mission that ended up becoming less active or moving away from the church, or doing things that disappointed you?
On Sunday, we also had a Proclaiming the Gospel committee. It went quite well, because we had a couple people in the committee that had recently returned from their missions. They were very helpful in bringing forth ideas that would help the ward promote missionary work. We came up with families having FHE where they invite a non-member individual or family. Also, they are planning a sport activity (rugby) in a month or two. Apparently, one out of every two non-member that participates in a FHE will get baptized. That sounds very good!
Its crazy that i will be turning 21 in a couple of months. Here in New Zealand they make a "key" for those that turn 21. It is usually made out of glass or carved wood, with a picture of the person on the key. They don't have things like that back home, do they?
I was a little disappointed that i didn't receive any other emails from you.
Take care and have a fantastic week.
Love, Elder Cashmore