What a week! I'm glad to hear everyone is doing well!
Our week was sweet. Augustine is doing good, we're pushing for the 25th of May now though. We've been seeing good stuff with lots of our investigators. Jose is almost done with the Book of Nephi. He is doing great. He knows it's good and true.
We had stake conference this weekend. It was awesome we had our mission president and temple president there. The temple president had an awesome talk. He told of a time he went to a department store to get his shoes shined in Salt Lake. He had them shined by a sharply dressed, Mexican man, with a rosary around his neck. They were talking a bit and the man said, "I know the President of your church! He would always come to me to get his shoes shined. He would bring 3 pair, I'd shine one, and then he'd take them off and put on the next for me to shine, while he'd talk to me. He doesn't come in now that he is president, but he still sends his driver in with the shoes and a personal message from President Monson." and than he said "do you know what your president said to me? He said 'Elvis'" because that was his name, "'Elvis, I'll never leave you. I'll never leave you.'"
President Johnson than talked about how we can have a good Christ-like influence on all those around us. President Monson has always set the example in caring for and ministering personally to a large amount of people. The way he does it is always one-on-one though. It was a great talk.
They also talked about missionary work, and family history and indexing. It sounds like a lot of the youth are catching the wave with both works. Its cool to see.
Well Mother's day is next Sunday, we still need to figure out a time to Skype. You might get a quick phone call on Sunday to set it up.
Have a great week!
Elder Derek Partridge