Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Philly Temple!

September 19, 2016

It's finally dedicated! After so long we finally have a temple! Can't wait to get down there and feel the blessings from it. Anywho that took up the majority of my Sunday because we watched all three sessions! I may have fallen asleep in the second but it's okay because Sunday naps are the best. President Eyring and Elder Christofferson came to dedicate the temple and both their talks throughout were so powerful. They are definitely the Lord's apostles. It was great to see our recent converts Paola and Kelly there as well as another convert Garet! Pretty sick because he was supposed to be out trucking all week and was going to miss it, so I kept praying he'd be able to come and on Saturday we texted him to see if we could have a Facebook lesson while he was on the road and he was like "just come on over, I'm home" God is good!

So I spent this week with Elder Chapman who hops on the plane to fly home tomorrow. It was an awesome week and we had a ton of fun! We taught one of our really progressing investigators Schapell a couple times this week and after we taught her the word of wisdom she stopped smoking cold turkey! She's the best. We also have a less active kid that's coming back to church and wants to go on a mission then be sealed in the temple! When telling the bishop that, Bishop asked why? And he said that the missionaries have been a good influence on him and have been real with him. Elder Winstanley and I were pumped when we heard that!

I had to go down to Broomall to take Elder Chapman to his departure interview and while I was there I got to see Elder Mackay which was awesome! He sadly goes home tomorrow, then last night Elder Troxell and Elder Fernandes came over so Elder Troxell and Elder Chapman could drive down to Broomall together since they are both on their way home. A big bummer having three companions finish their missions but I'm pumped to see them in the future and I'm just chilling with my favorite old zone leader Elder Fernandes today so it's all good. Tomorrow I'll get a new companion and we will go from there! Thanks for all the support, I love hearing from you guys. Have a great week.

1) Elder Chapman!
2) Elder Fernandes
3) saw Tom and Melanie from Lehighton at a Chinese buffet!!! Oh how I missed them!




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