We had a great week here in Sunnyslope! Big turn around from the week before! So on Tuesday, we had set up "Rescue Visits" with members from the Stake Presidency and from the ward. The person I was assigned to go with was our Elders Quorum President. We had a list of some names that he wanted to go and visit and at first it looked like we weren't going to get anything accomplished, but we had one person that we especially wanted to visit and we got to talk to him for awhile which was great, for him especially. He is a man in our ward that hasn't been to church for years. He has a 3 year old and his wife passed away two weeks ago from Stage 4 breast Cancer and Stage 3 Bone Cancer. It was an experience that was hard on the ward and everybody that knew the family. But we got to go and see him and offer our help and when we asked him if there was anything we can do for him, he broke down and told us how hard of a time he was having, I think it was good for him to have company because he has been having to not show it for his little boy. So the ward Is hard at work trying to help take care of his necessities. He came to church yesterday too and met with Bishop! I think he knows now that the ward really does care for him. It is weird to see the opposite side of it. For awhile I thought our home ward in Bountiful was annoying because they always wanted to come see us. But really, we weren't a statistic, it really is all out of love. And that is why missionary work is so great, multiple times in just this past week, I find myself sitting in a strangers small apartment having the most important conversation we could have and en letting them know that we are there to help them in any way we can. We found a new investigator to teach, her name is Kathy Erikson, she has been taught before but her husband got really sick, so she stopped taking discussions, but now he is healthier and she is meeting with us again! She has no religious background really, but she is a very humbled lady and she is super nice! She is about 60 years old and loves the church members that introduced us to her! With Lawrence we heard some crazy stuff that happened to the family and that we weren't going to be seeing him again, and I felt awful. I just stood there with the phone in my hand not knowing what to do, and that made the week seem awful, but on Saturday night, we went by to check on Angela and the boys and to see how they are doing, and we heard Lawrence and he was super excited and told us to come inside (which he had never done before) and he told us how crazy the previous week had been, and we were really glad to hear that the family is doing okay. There is still some lasting stuff that we don't know but we are heading over there tomorrow to meet with them! It was so cool to hear about his story of the guys he was sitting next to and how they all just wanted another chance, and then he related it to the Atonement of Christ. Sometimes by law, people don't get a second chance, but through Christ, everyone has new opportunities. We have been teaching Christian and Isaac, the two little boys, they love the men in the ward that look after them and their mom has really opened up to us lately so we are hoping for great things to come there! We went to a baptism with the Royal Palm Elders and I was part of the missionary presentation which I always love doing because I love teaching the Gospel of Christ lesson. It went really well and it was really cool to be apart of another Ward Baptism. We had Ward Conference yesterday and Bishop Goodwin and Stake President Hettinger spoke. Bishop shared his falling away story and talked about the road coming back. It was really cool the way he related the saying "hold to he iron rod" because "hold" is an action word. We must actively be following Christ. And iron, as we know, rusts if it is not cared for. Much like our testimonies, if we don't actively nourish our testimonies, they will be weakened. Just like iron needs to be sanded, polished and shined, we must do the same with our testimonies. We must protect them with prayer, church and scripture reading! This week has been great! I hope you guys all have a great week! I love you guys! Elder Byington.