I don't think I've been in more meetings or on the phone more until this week. We have been insanely busy. I'll start with the good news. We have an investigator named Juan who is getting baptized on Saturday. He had to have an exception interview on Friday with someone in the mission presidency which went really well and he is ready to get baptized. He is super awesome! He is 81 years old and has lived a crazy life, but he has changed his life so much! It's amazing. We are really excited for him!
Also, the was amazing to be back in the branch yesterday. I was surprised how many people were actually excited to see me back. I didn't think that many people would remember me but they do. It was sooo great to be able to see some familiar faces and also some new ones. The branch here has changed quite a bit since I was here last time, but it still has the same feeling to it. I love it.
I got to go to my first MLC this week as well which was pretty fun. I got to go to the Ballards house for the first time in my mission which was pretty awesome. We had breakfast at their house and then went to a church building close by and had the meeting. It was basically another zone conference but with just the leadership of the mission. We discussed a lot of problems in the mission and how we can overcome them. It was a really good meeting. It was long but really enjoyable. There are some really cool things coming in the next couple weeks. First of all, Tad R. Callister is coming to talk to us on Saturday. Then, the following Saturday, Elder Ballard is coming to visit again, so that all should be pretty uplifting.
Anyways, I'm glad to hear all is going well. Happy Birthday again Brandon. Hope it was fun! Hope you had a good time at State Basketball. Too bad Vallivue lost. I love you guys. Have a great week!