Well this week has been another great week with another baptism. Chris Ballesteros is now officially a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After a lot of preparation and learning from our mistakes last week this baptism went a lot smoother, since we remembered towels this time. Elder Atkin performed the ordinance of baptism and I was a witness. It was really spiritual and his family was able to all make it there. So far it is just his mom and him that are members, but his sister and step dad were there to support him. His sister Katherine is always with us at our lessons, so she will hopefully follow her younger brothers example and start progressing toward baptism. In addition to the baptism Saturday was a great day missionary work wise. We talked to a lot of people and found a new investigator. Probably the best day on my mission so far.
Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, I went to 3rd ward for most of the day while my companion, who is the district leader, went to Mission leadership conference. I was in a tri-panionship for the first time, and although it was really different I had a great time with them. I know all of the missionaries in our district very well, a few of us have served around each other for my whole mission so far. It was great to be able to work with them and learn how they teach and maybe share a few things I have learned. You have no fear when you go tracting in a tri-pan.
Then on Thursday I went on an exchange with Elder Spackman who is in the 3rd ward. We worked in his area, so I spent a good chunk of my week in the another area. I also got to drive which is always fun. I know Thousand Oaks that much better now. If you ever get lost just ask a missionary and they will probably know, and they will give you a card to mormon.org too :)
Anyways everything is going great I love out here, we have even been getting some rain which it is nice to have a change of weather. I love you all and keep up the good work in basketball