Officially, President Russell M. Nelson is the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Lord's kingdom on earth. President Dallin H. Oaks is 1st Counselor with Henry B. Eyring as 2nd Counselor.
We watched the transmission where President Nelson addressed the Church as it's President. My favorite part was the press conference afterwards. My favorite part of that was the response of President Nelson to a question about what he was going to do to establish racial equality and to help represent women among the leadership of the Church.
President Nelson responded by saying that they were called of the Lord, and that the Lord was in charge, and that the local leaders were really in charge, and they are all from their own countries. I thought that was a really good answer. Then somone shouted, "But what about women?" President Nelson responded, "I love 'em." I thought that was funny.
So this week has been pretty great. I have to tell you about one investigator that we have. His name is Maxi, and he is 14. He is by far the weirdest situation for an investigator that I have ever seen in my mission. First of all, he comes to church, by himself. We don't even call him, he just shows up. He comes to all of the activities, even mutual, and most of the time he is the only person there. Now, he's decided to go to the Stake Young Mens' Summer camp, and he is the only boy from our ward that is going. The bishop talked to him about family history, and now he wants to do that. He is our best investigator, except for the fact that he doesn't want to get baptized and doesn't let us teach him. I honestly have no idea what to do with him.
We'll just keep working hard this week. I guess that's all.
September 2016 - September 2018