I must admit that I was kind of surprised yesterday when we returned to our apartment and checked our messages, only to hear, “Elders, we’re calling to let you know that Pres. Hinkley passed away this evening.” Despite the small amount of surprise, however, I suppose that he had prepared us plenty by making us think that he was going to pass away earlier.

Anyway, I’ve heard that the news has had some good tributes to him and everything, and I hope that we’ll be able to find somewhere to watch his funeral. He’s a great man, needless to say.

Aside from that, not too much has been going on this week. We’ve, as always, been working hard, and it seems that we’re not the only ones. Satan has been doing the same. But despite that, we know that as we keep on working we’ll see some great success in the near future. Things are always hardest before the greatest successes.

Truthfully, there’s not much to say this week. We had a lot of rain yesterday. Actually, it rained the whole day. That was pretty neat. We also ate dinner last night in the house of the High Councilman in charge of our Branch, who is a corporate lawyer. His house was probably the biggest that I have been in during my entire mission. It was pretty cool.

But yeah, I’m not so sure that I really have much else to say. So, I’m going to go ahead and finish up. I know it’s short, but if I can’t think of more to say, there’s no point in me sitting here writing more and more about nothing. So, yeah. I’ll just finish up with a thought.

3 Nephi 18 is a great chapter about the Sacrament. I read it this week in an attempt to find some way to help people go to church. I really enjoyed verses 12 and 13, which talk about building on the rock, and how partaking of the Sacrament is a huge part of that. I liked it especially much because my favorite scripture is Helaman 5:12, which talks about us building upon the rock as well. Anyway, it was pretty cool. So, yeah. Turns out going to church is important.

Have a great week!