Yesterday Harry went to the temple for the first time and he was baptized for his Grandpa! It was so great. It was on our Recent Convert Temple trip which is just amazing. Once a month the temple sets aside a day and for like 3 hours on that day the font is only for Recent Converts to come and do baptisms. The mission presidency and the Temple presidency are there as well as a ton of Recent Converts from all over the mission and they're all experiencing the same joy that comes from helping their ancestors receive the ordinances of salvation. It was really great. Harry also brought Emma who is one of our investigators that Harry helped us find. She had such a wonderful experience and I know that she felt the spirit just walking around the Temple grounds. Of course we had a member stay with her the entire time and answer her questions.
We gave two people blessings in the hospital this week and both of them were from outside our mission but were at hospitals within our area so we were blessed with the opportunity to serve them.
I also lost my voice for like 2 days which is good because I think otherwise I would have completely dominated all of our lessons but it forced me to sit back and let Elder Nixon take the lead and he did great.
I also ate goat in green curry sauce for the first time. That was interesting, it was also at that home where I ate Ox tail for the first time.
Anyways the important thing is that the temple changes lives for the living and the dead. The key is helping converts go to the temple as soon as possible after their baptism. The spirit felt there confirms the importance of living this gospel faithfully and will make eternal impressions on those who are able to be a part of the great work done within the temple.