Elder J***** and I had a SICK week this week. We went to Santo Domingo for meetings, we planned zone meetings, we gave follow-up, received, contacted, and put a baptismal date with a reference from President Corbitt in under 24 hours, found tons of new people and future service opportunities, went out with members who had never accompanied us before, and were on public radio teaching the Restoration thanks to a local member who owns some airspace. All in all, an awesome week.
JRRSSICRR!! WEEEOOOO!!! (Jessica was accepted to BYU in Provo so they will be there together in the Fall) We should definitely take American heritage together--we could be great study tools one to another, like you said. (BTW, I totally knew you were getting in already--there's no way they'd turn down a hardworking and diverse student like you!) To answer your question, following the little promptings is HUGE as a missionary. That's basically how you run every lesson. You go in with plans, ideas, goals, and scriptures, and then you let the Lord take the wheel on which ones to bring up and apply, or even on what to change the topic to if it doesn't feel right. That's what the Lord talks about when He says that your mouth will be filled--you study all you can to have it all in your head, and you let the Lord work wonders with the info you have stored up there.
I love and miss you guys! It is always great to hear from you. I have been thinking a lot this week about my relationship wth you all. I never really strove to have a trust relationship with any of you (especially Mom and Dad) until right before I left, and it's one of the things I most regret. It is a partial consequence of past mistakes, but it also has to do with the fact that I kept to myself way too much. There was (and will be) so much fun to be had. Suffice it to say all of you will get a lot more Jacob time when I get home--I'm looking forward to it!