Pretty generic week this week. Elder McIntyre and I spent a lot of our time out tracting and doing service for people. This week we made up our minds that we would make it a point to go on splits with the young men, or YSA men about to serve missions at least once a week. We started this week with 2 YSA boys, Sam and Jon Poole. We took them tracting with us for 2 hours on Wednesday. It was fun working with them because they are both about to serve. Jon just received his call to serve in the Australia Perth mission. For those of you not familiar with Australia, Perth is a city on the south-western tip of Australia. Yesterday we attended the young men's class in the Toowoomba ward to invite the young men to come out with us during the school holiday. We are looking forward to working with them, since our ward doesn't have any priest-age young men.
We weren't able to have a discussion with Candice this week. The family that is fellowshipping her is doing a fantastic job though. They seem to have made good friends.
Tuesday night, the all 8 of us missionaries here in Toowoomba started a scripture study class. We had 3 members from Toowoomba ward show up for the first class. Hopefully we will start to see more people show up. We're hoping to attract less-active and non-members to the class. I think it will be a great opportunity to teach and also show how the Bible and Book of Mormon correspond with one another. I will be teaching it this week. Wish me luck!
On Thursday night, the sisters, McIntyre, and I attended the lights display in Queen's park--the main park in town--to do some contacting. It was a lot of fun to look at the lights, and a good opportunity to share the gospel. However, one of the sisters made a comment about how it reminded her of Temple Square, and since then I've felt a little homesick. I am grateful this is my last Christmas away from home! It is hard to be so far away for this time of year.
Saturday was the ward Christmas party. It was fun, and there was a lot of good food there. The 4 of us--Elders McIntyre, Palemene, Low, and I--sang "O Come, All Ye Faithful" for everyone.
Thank you all again for your love and support!