|Elder Lyon and Elder Bird with Marc and Jessica.|
They were baptized November 5, 2011!
Thursday we had a special meeting with President about what we can do to help the church experience real growth. It was pretty amazing I must say! Then we had some finding hours where we just searched for families. It went alright though everyone was really rude that day. After lunch we had a lesson with Jodi which was awesome. We taught her about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and baptism and then showed her around the church. We went into the baptismal font and and she just broke down and was asked, "What do I need to do to be baptized and become a member of the church?" So we told her! She is awesome! :) After Jodi we had a lesson with Michelle and talked about the Plan of Salvation. She had some questions and we explained it to her and she said it totally made sense! :)
|President Young surrounded by zone leaders wearing|
their P-Young t-shirts. Notice Sister Young is
wearing one too!
After Michelle's lesson we drove to Eugene and spent the night at the assistants place. We came up with the idea to make some shirts with President's face which says, "P-Young is my home boy." We were up at 5 to go get stuff ready for zone leader council with the assistants! We did that and then started ZLC at 7am and went to 12. We took a break and toured the U of O football stadium and basketball arena. It was crazy. They have underwater tredmills, super nice lifting equipment, flat screens in their own locker, just crazy! They have a Nike equipment place in the locker room where they go and tell them what they want or need. It's literally a Foot Locker and they get all shoes, shorts and anything Nike for free! even stuff that hasn't been released yet! They never have to wear the same socks twice. They get a new pair everyday! After all that craziness we had lunch and finished ZLC.
|Elder Bird and his zone leader buddies standing on the field|
at the University of Oregon stadium. (Go Ducks!)
|Zone leaders with President and Sister Young|
on the steps of the impressive Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene.
Saturday we had a few lessons with the Wakemans and Jodi along with a new guy, Scott. Then we got everything ready for the baptism, had our correlation with the AP's. Then it was time for the baptism. It was awesome to see Marc and Jessica become members of the church.
Sunday we had PEC and then church, which was awesome. All of our investigators came!. We had a few lessons after church with Jon , the Bakers, and Emily's mom. It was really good! We finished the day with a conference call with the president.
P.S Brock had an opportunity to go to a Dixie State--Western Oregon football game with the president, since his son plays for Dixie. But Brock opted not to go: "I told President it would be fun and way cool to do that, but we had some lessons with our investigators and it was more important that I go to those."