We had a pretty solid week that had a lot of good adventures in it!
Week Five of this transfer found us in the shop waiting for our car to be
fixed (a recall on one of the axles). It took us three hours to before
they pulled it out and told us they fixed it but the check engine
light came on so we have to go back in today! We went back to
Philomath and set up an appointment with John and then we set out to
talk to Stan. We knocked and he was home! After talking for a little
bit and watching a spider try to kill a huge fly, we helped him unload
wood from his truck and after he let us in and we taught him a little
bit. Tears were shed (not by us) and the Spirit was there! We just
hope we can get him to come to church!
Tuesday we went tracting some apartments and we ran into a former
investigator who wants us to come by again! We also got some referrals
from some non-members so that was pretty sweet as well! We also helped
Ben move a washer and dryer into his home. That night, we were out
walking and we ran into David (or "God" as he calls himself; he isn't
quite there) and he was pretty angry at Brad Pitt for marrying his
sweetheart, Angelina Jolie! He had a pen in his hand and the smell of
alcohol was evident, so I was worried he would snap and do something
with that pen on himself!! Haha pretty crazy. We them set up an
appointment with a guy named Mike whose wife is a member but he isn't
so we hope we can get him on the path!
Wednesday was probably our most slowest day. We went and contacted
some less actives and went tracting but we didn't see much success,
but we did plant some seeds!
Ok so I fibbed a little bit. Thursday was pretty slow too! We did our
weekly planning and then hit the streets for a good chunk of the day!
We did go talk to Birdy and catch up with her so that was great!
Friday was awesome! We helped out with setting up tents for the
Corvallis Fall Festival before district meeting. After district
meeting, we had district lunch before heading back to Philomath. We
went tracting on a street that Elder West felt prompted to go on and
the first guy opened his door and told us we were wasting our time.
Nice. Down the street however we knocked on this lady's door and she
took a Book of Mormon and had a lot of questions about youth programs
and the Book of Mormon! It was sweet!! We then picked up another
potential and met with a less active named JR. We decided to save
miles and bike out to JR's. Well, there are several huge hills and we
both almost died! But we made it and it made for a sweet ride coming
down! We also talked to a guy named Kyle and he had a lot of respect
for us and told us we were changing America!
Saturday we went to Lobster Valley and had dinner and a lesson with
the Bradburys. Along the way, we talked to some less actives, some who
were pretty angry at the church and some who just had to work a ton.
Sunday we drove out to Eugene to see PeeWee get baptized! He was one
of Elder Wests investigators and we got permission to go down and see
him get baptized. The Spirit was so strong there! He was so happy and
his wife was pretty happy to, considering she had been waiting two
years for that moment!
I love you all so much. Thank you for all the support you have given
me! I feel like David going up against Goliath some days. David went
into battle with what he knew to fight Goliath and he came out on top.
I might not be the best at scriptures or stuff like that, but I have a
testimony of this church and of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I love
being a missionary!
Love you all!