This week was slower for us. I went to Korea, and then I was sick all day Thursday. I slept most of the day, and Sister Hawley patiently took care of me. Attendance at church wasn't as high as it was last week. Several people were sick or working. The meeting was still good. We had a great branch council meeting yesterday after church. Three of our solid youth were there, and they got so into helping the less-actives in our ward. I was surprised how much they know about people that we know so little about. They were more than willing to help. They talked about whom they can call and who is friends with whom. What we missionaries can do is help them channel their energy. Tonight we're going to make cards for less-actives as part of our family night activity.
Our fifteen-year-old member took the lead on sharing the spiritual thought at youth night, and she did such a good job. It was so nice of her to volunteer to do that, and now she's passed it along to somebody else. Sister Hawley and I also were able to substitute for the sick institute teacher and teach Saturday night institute. Institute lessons are interesting!
Our baptismal date didn't come to church. She wasn't in Artyom for some reason yesterday. Our lessons with her this week went so well. She started her own "experiment" of reading and praying every day for a week. She listens and accepts so well.
Like I said, other than that, our week has been very slow. Nobody and nothing new, but the gospel's still true.