in the field, and it feels like it's been MAYBE 2 weeks, it's crazy!
This week has been really fun, lots have big things happened.
So last week we met these investigators Tia and Patrick. They are
living above us in our apartment complex. They have been taking the
lessons, and we committed them to be baptized. They are
the "golden investigators" haha Patrick wanted to be baptized BEFORE
even starting the lessons, and Tia wanted to be after the first
lesson. It was great! They are set to be baptized on the 17th, which
puts us at 9 after they get baptized. The Lord is working through
Elder Webb and I so much. It's such a blessing to have His power on
our side and have the Spirit through the course of our investigators'
conversions. I am blessed with an amazing companion. We get along
really well, and he is helping me in so many ways.
We also had another baptism this week! Her name is Josie, she is a
wonderful soul and is very excited to be a part of the ward and a part
of the church. She is soft spoken but really feels the Spirit and
invites it into whatever room she is in. She has been one of my
favorite investigators so far. It's such a blessing to find so many
people who are willing to hear our message and have been prepared by
God to make those steps.
Now for the fun story of the week. So we did exchanges with another
companionship, and this time I got to stay in my area and lead it. My
exchange companion, Elder Miller, came out the same day I did. So we
had two brand new missionaries in an area together for a day. Sounds
like a train wreck, and it was..... Just kidding haha it was one of my
best days as a missionary. We set a transfer high for most street
contacts, which we did in just about 4 hours, and then after had
dinner, and then had 7 lessons back to back from 6-9. We also found 3
new investigators. Elder Miller is a phenomenal missionary and we
really just went with the Spirit and enjoyed every minute of it! So we
got back to our apartment after our last lesson, and it was ,
which is 5 minutes from curfew for missionaries, and we decided to
walk down the street a couple minutes to go to the gas station and get
some snacks. So we did that, and ended up getting 5 street contacts on
the way there, in the gas station, and on the way back, and handed out
a couple brochures and cards. We didn't realize it, but we were super
late haha so we went to bed late and woke up the next morning
exhausted. Oh my goodness it was rough. But totally worth it. While we
were out proselyting that day, we rode passed a house that is known to
be the home of a guy who sells illegal drugs, and as we rode by, he
was loading packages into his car. Elder Miller didn't know that this
guy handled drugs because Miller isn't from our area, we were on
exchanges, so he stops and offers to help the guy. The man quickly
said no and said it wasn't a good time and proceeded to pack so we
left. I then told Elder Miller about who that man was and he was in
shock cause haha he wasn't expecting it at all. That's just the day in
the life of the mission!
So I got this idea from another missionary (actually, like my whole
district) and share a scripture for y'all to read that really helped
me that week. My scripture is Alma 5:45-46, where it is Alma bearing
witness of the things he has been teaching about, and that he knows
their truth because of the promoting a of the Spirit. It stuck out to
me and has actually been one of my favorite scriptures for a long
time, but I came across it again this week so I wanted to share it.
God bless you all. I hope you are all doing well in your different
endeavors of life. I love you all and thank you so much for the
thoughts and prayers that are sent my way. They don't go unnoticed and
I feel them often. Until next week!
Me and Webbo
|Elder Webb and I with some random dog with a cone the poked its head out when we knocked.|
Temple for days (sorry if its too dark/blurry)
Another One! Here is Josie's baptismal picture!