Surprise! Sister Aslett is being transferred at the end of this week. She will be serving in the Halifax Family Ward with Sister Spencer. Sister Lee will be coming to Wolfville to serve with me. The transfers will take place after the concerts this weekend.
This past week we had a zone conference with both of the zones in Nova Scotia. It was a powerful time of instruction and counsel from President Leavitt, Sister Leavitt, and the assistants. We focused on listening and discerning in an effort to increase our skills of teaching people, not just lessons. One of the assistants spoke about keeping our own personal vision in mind to motivate us and inspire us as missionaries. I have been pondering on a vision for myself as a missionary to know what the Lord wants me to do and become during this experience.
Stefen is still preparing for baptism in April. We taught him the Word of Wisdom this last week and watched Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration with him at a members' home. He was surprised that Joseph and Hyrum were martyred and observed that their lives were very similar to that of prophets in the Old Testament. He continues to come to church each week. We are excited for the progress he will continue to make in the coming weeks.
We are also teaching a man named Aaron who lives with the Bonn family. He is helping remodel a home they purchased and are hoping to sell. Aaron has a hard background and has been thinking about changing religions for a while. We taught him the Restoration last week and he loved it! As we were leaving, he asked, "So would I have to talk to your priest about changing religions?" We are excited to go back and teach him this week and invite him to be baptized.
We had some powerful lessons last week. The Lord is preparing His children to receive the gospel. We just need to open our eyes and our mouths to the opportunities He gives us each day to share the gospel.