April 9, 2018

This week was pretty good. We taught some new people here and there and had a lot of fun finding and teaching. We have kept teaching our Romanian family and they love hearing more about the church. They invited us over to dinner this last week and we thought it was going to be a home cooked meal. Nope, they took us out to a nice ritzy Italian restaurant. It was pretty cool, we were able to get to know them a lot better over dinner which was something needed. On Tuesday we went to Edinburgh for a conference and it was really good to see a lot of friends and borderline family there. The conference talked a lot about getting investigators to church so there a lot of it would be boring to you but I did get a cool quote from it.

"Don't fear failure, learn from it"

I don't know why that stuck out to me so much but I really liked the idea of not fearing failure. We should embrace it, "plan for the worst, and expect for the best" as some say. And once we do fail, take that experience into account and use it to improve.

Elder Erik Orchard