This transfer is over on Thursday! It's gone by the fastest of any transfer so far. We've been busy and it's been fun. I look forward to another great transfer in Alexandria!
We had a very eventful week with Asif! He came to the United States temporarily before moving back to Dubai, but has scheduled his plane flight for August 29th, so that he can be baptized on the 26th and the confirmed next Sunday on the 28th. We had a lot things to teach him before his baptismal interview, so we taught him about a lot of the commandments on Friday and his interview was on Saturday.
August 16th With Asif after one of our lessons with him this week
August 19th With Asif after another of our lessons with him from the week
August 20th After Asif's baptismal interview, he loved meeting some of the other missionaries in the area!
We watched the conference talk "Choices" from President Monson with Isha this week and talked about the importance of prophets on the earth, and taught her about the Word of Wisdom as well. She and Quintin came to church together again, and Isha brought her little kids with her as well. As of right now, they should both be getting baptized on September 2nd!
Kim has been back and forth in her mind all week. One day she'll be excited for baptism and the next day she'll be unsure about things. She's changed her mind multiple times throughout the week, but every time we visit her, she enjoys learning more about the gospel. She has such a great desire to quit smoking, she even went to the addiction recovery class with us on Sunday night. A church service missionary couple conducts the 12-Step Addiction Recovery Program each week. They allowed us to join in, and it was a special experience! I've never felt the love of God for people as strong as I did than being here in this class listening to these humble men and women discuss their struggles and successes as they work on overcoming their addictions. I'm grateful for everyone that works for and works with LDS Family Services! Miracles are happening in the lives of these individuals, although it may take time, it's amazing to see what can happen through relying on Jesus Christ to help overcome addictions! Kim added quite a bit to the discussion and we got to participate a little as well. The 12-Step program that the church has is incredible!! We will probably get to attend the class more in the future if Kim decides to keep going to it.
Our district had fun drawing out the Plan of Salvation in chalk.
Another missionary took a picture of us teaching these two high school kids about it. They were pretty interested in it all!
We went to Great Falls on the Potomac River today! All I have to say is that nature is truly amazing.
Some pictures at Great Falls on the Potomac River. Maryland is on the opposite side, and this river is the boundary of our mission. The weather was amazing today! There were people kayaking and rafting in the river, it was cool to watch them!
A time lapse video of the Potomac River
Congrats to my brother Danny and his new fiancée Sarah! I'm excited to have another Duvall added in the family in a couple of months!
And a Happy Birthday video to my momma!
Happy birthday to the best mom in the world! Love you tons Momma!
Love you all and hope you have a great week!
Elder Jeremy Duvall Washington DC South Mission