N's email - 2/22/2016

area: Lake Houston YSA Branch (Humble, Texas)
zone: Summerwood
companion: Elder Keech

We had a great week this week!

Starting with Zone Conference on Tuesday. We learned so much and were reminded of so much. I loved learning about planning and goal setting, as well as different ways to teach people on contact. We appreciated the opportunity to teach about the role of the Book of Mormon. We were both a little nervous about teaching a segment, but through fasting and prayer we received some awesome revelation from the Spirit and it ended up being a great segment! It was also really great to have Kayla (our recent convert) bear her testimony to all the missionaries!

We saw success over the next couple days as we applied the things learned from Zone Conference. Friday night we got a mini missionary, ended up being President Rascon's son (President Rascon is the 2nd counselor in the mission presidency and he's Art Rascon - like famous ABC news cast guy). We were heavily rejected on Saturday by people we talked to on the street. We were joking that it must have been national Be Rude Day. It discouraged our mini missionary a bit, but on Sunday morning we had him do the last personal study at the end of chapter 4 in Preach My Gospel and we talked about it afterward. He said he learned that being rejected doesn't really matter because the Lord is pleased with us when we open our mouths and approach people. It was awesome to see that change!

We spoke in Sacrament Meeting on Sunday. Two of our recent converts bore testimony as well. Kayla was one of them and she's only been a member for a week! She gave the best talk! It was a little embarrassing and awesome that our recent convert gave a better talk than we did.

I love all of you. But I love Jesus Christ more. And this is where He wants me. So this is where I want to be!