HELLLOOOOOOOO!! Happy Chinese New Year!! We are excited to be celebrating this week with our members and our investigators!! Always fun when holiday season comes in!!!! Well- this last week was full of just activity- we were honestly running from place to place in order to get everything that we needed done. We have continued to visit less actives and had two large activities last week that kept us on our toes! We continued to have success in our less active efforts- not necessarily finding and teaching them but getting information about where they are and what they are doing. The result is still with a high percentage of them having moved.... but its the greatest feeling when someone answers the door and says that their son or husband lives there and is at work or school and so to come and visit again later! It has been quite the experience again being able to feel the direction that the Lord gives through our Priesthood leaders and we know that they are inspired to do these things to help Him fulfill HIs purpose- To bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man! Our activities included our weekly family home evening that had record attendance this week and a road show!! The road show was basically a talent show held at stake level! It was fun as we were able to participate in many of the performances-- the main performance of our ward was a shadow puppet show- super hilarious but also a great message about the Saviors birth! The missionaries and the Bishop were the "skills" team so we got to act the puppets to the voices of our members! Really a fun great time!!! This week we also had a great time being able to serve our zone- We had a Zone Conference this last week on Friday. As Zone Leaders we had the opportunity to give a teaching practice that was based off of the topic of Planning and Communicating with the Lord. It was such a sweet experience to learn more about how we need to change and need to be in order to feel the Spirit, recognize what we need to do and then act on those feelings and impressions. Our whole meeting was based off of scriptures from Helaman chapter 5 Ether chapters 1-3 and Preach My Gospel chapter 4. As Elder Lee and I were studying for our practice we were able to learn a lot about ways that we can better prepare ourselves to recognize and accomplish the things which the Lord has prepared. Through our studies my favorite piece of new knowledge was found in Ether chapter 3 verse 1- And it came to pass that the brother of Jared, (now the number of the vessels which had been prepared was eight) went forth unto the mount, which they called the mount Shelem, because of its exceeding height, and did molten out of a rock sixteen small stones; and they were white and clear, even as transparent glass;and he did carry them in his hands upon the top of the mount,and cried again unto the Lord- as Elder Lee and I studied this verse we thought about the effort that the brother of Jared put into receiving and answer from the Lord. Not only hiking up to a high mountain but then cleansing and purifying the rock which he would later take to the Lord to have Him fill it with light. We compared the rock to our hearts, What do we need to do in order to receive Gods Light and continue in righteousness until we to will come to know more perfectly of Him? We must purify our hearts make them clean and pure and only then will the Lord stretch out His finger and touch us with His light. That light being a better understanding of who HE is. Between all of this we were able to find a new investigator and have a great lesson with Him about our relationship with God and also as we continue to meet, we were able to see and feel his desire to get baptized. We are working on a plan and praying for his date but just trying to help him as he desires which is coming to live a life of faith! So thankful for those that the Lord allows us to teach and the things that he prepares us for and lifts us so that we can do! Love you!! KICC!! Elder Jackson PS thanks for the Valentines package!! I was able to feel s'more of your LOVE ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Have a great day!!! Love ya!