I swear I sent an email last week, but somehow it didn't go through. Sorry about that! Well it's been another good couple weeks here in Portland regardless. The weather has been wonderful and sunny and I'm loving it!
Thursday, our dinner appointment called and said they were inviting a non-member friend to join us that night and that he was interested in learning more about the Gospel! So that night we met Daniel who said he recently had an epileptic seizure and that during, he also had a vision of being judged by God. He said it felt so real and that he felt so guilty. Hearing this for the first time made me think of Alma the younger and the vision he had in Alma chapter 36 of the Book of Mormon, so we decided to read it with Daniel and explain to him that like Alma, Daniel can turn to Jesus Christ and feel complete relief and forgiveness from that guilt. It was a very powerful first visit.
Saturday, we went to the Portland Temple Visitor's Center with a long time investigator, Tony. We talked about eternal marriage and he seemed to really enjoy it. We identified some concerns of his which is good, because hopefully We'll be able to work through them now and help him get baptized.
Sunday was great because it was ward conference and Tony and Daniel both attended! The President of the Portland Stake, President Dickey, talked to us in ward counsel and then gave an amazing talk in sacrament meeting. Bishop King also gave a great talk. Church was packed! Bunch of less actives and people I hadn't met before hahaha. The best though was that Brother Pickell finally came because we had made a deal with him a couple weeks ago that if we beat him in chess, he would come to church!
Elder Valentine and I have been getting along really well and forming some good habits together! I'm excited to make the most of these last two weeks here before returning to Cuernavaca!!
Hope everyone has a good week! Love you all.