This week went pretty well! Elder Brown and I picked up a new investigator and set a baptismal date with him! :D He seems so ready and elect! we've set an expectation to meet every day or every other day, and it's going well! :D He'll be baptized in no time haha :)
So, this past Saturday at like 4:30, we were biking around town, and we got a text from out bishopric, and I got assigned to speak in church the next day! D: I was freaking out trying to prepare my talk, it was whatever topic I chose, so that was good. But still stressful! It was the first time that I had ever been asked to speak in church on my mission, and I didn't want to mess up. especially in spanish haha I wanted to spend the rest of the day preparing for it, but I knew that if I put the missionary work first and obeyed the rules, that the talk would be fine. So that's what I did! I was tempted to stay up a little late at night and prepare my talk, but I knew that by doing that, I would miss out on blessings in store. I felt a prompting to start a fast, so I did. I've fasted before, but I hadn't seen the blessings and recognized them as coming from my fast. but I knew that there was power in fasting! So I put it to the test! I prepared with what time I had, (which turned out to be a max of an hour and a half) and it turned out to be really good! I didn't write it word for word at all! I just made notes and brought scriptures and PMG [Preach My Gospel]. I thought I was gonna be super short, but I ended up talking for 12 minutes! WAY longer than I thought I was going to do! Several people came up to tell me I did a good job, But I knew that it wasn't me, it was the spirit. Because I obeyed the mission rules, had faith, and trusted in the promise that I would not be confounded, the Lord used me to deliver a talk that the congregation needed to hear. Testimony builder!! :D
Man, what else happened this week?.... I don't know, but IT WAS AWESOME!! :D
O yeah! The other day, we had Elder Farley with us, and we contacted 112 people that day! :D I had never talked to that many people in one day! so that was pretty cool!
When you said that your geography class involved mapping, I first thought it said NAPPING! haha XD which would be nice, but probably wouldn't happen haha
Please continue to write and email when you can, I love hearing from you!!
With much love,
Elder Patrick Wockenfuss
|"Our Ward Mission leader and his family, the Morgan family."|
|"The high councilman who let me borrow his guitar several times. Brother Federholf"|
|"The Vidal family. They lived in Australia for the longest time,|
so they speak Spanish with an Australian accent."
Pics of when I left Temecula:
|Dulce and Blanca|
|The Ascue family|