So this was one of slower weeks with the amount of lessons taught but
we had a pretty fun week!
Monday after P-Day we had dinner with the Sta*** and then we ended up
staying there until 9! We got talking about the Gospel and such and
then I was showing Sister Sta*** how to use her Gospel Library to her
full advantage! It was a ton of fun being able to help the Sta*** out
in any way that I could! They have done so much for me and I look for
any way to pay them back!
Tuesday morning we got into service clothes and helped out Elder Pease
and the 1st Ward Elders with some service for a widowed lady in the
ward. Elder Pease and I put up some shelving for her while the others
worked on the lawn. I wore my boots for the service project haha!:)
Elder Best and I had something we had to take care of so we left the
Pease's and the other Elders and attended to that. We decided to go
get lunch right after and there we met up with the Pease's and 1st
Ward by accident! It was a good lunch and a great time to be with the
Pease's. They have been so great to me! We got showered and dressed in
our proselyting clothes to go see some people but no one was around.
We met up at the 1st Ward Elders' apartment with the Medford 4th and 3rd Elders
to be able to get Elder White, Elder Sorensen, and Elder Stilwell to
the church in Medford so they could go on their mission-ending temple
trip to the Portland temple! Because of that, Elder Bonham joined
Elder Best and I until his companion got back from Portland. We tried
to see a less active in our ward but they canceled so we just packed
up to go and stay in the Gold Hill apartment for the night.
Wednesday morning we went and shared a message with Brother Mad***
before he took us out to eat. We talked about over coming trials and I
shared a talk from President Kimball where he quoted a scripture that
said "give me this mountain". It was a good little lesson. After lunch
we drove back into Central Point and switched cars to save on miles.
Elder Bonham took us in his car to Eagle Point for a lesson with an
investigator. It was an interesting lesson haha! The investigator is a
teenager and the members there were teenagers as well so it made for a
pretty crazy lesson! She had some deep doctrinal questions but we were
able to answer them. After the lesson, we went back to Central Point
for service and a meal with Sister Hagem*** and her husband. We
chopped up some wood scraps for the same sister we helped the day
before and had some fresh rainbow trout for dinner. By the time we
were all done with that, we were in a state of limbo because the other
Elders were making their way back down and they had an ETA for 7:30
but it kept getting pushed back until like 8:30! I was able to see
Elder Flora again when I picked up the 1st Ward Elders. I am going to
miss that guy!
Thursday we had weekly planning and lunch before going out and about
and trying to see people until our lesson with Madi. We met at the
Kitc***'s home and we went over the Law Of Chastity and the Word of
Wisdom. We used the "For the Strength of Youth" pamphlet and it went
really well. We then went to the Book of Mormon class and the Sisters
taught it this time around. Geraldine was able to attend so that was
pretty awesome. We had pie and then helped the zone leaders out in
prep for zone training meeting the next day.
The zone training meeting we had Friday morning was probably one of
the more fun ones I have been a part of! The zone leaders started it
off with some team building activities. One was the three legged race
and the other involved groups of four missionaries trying to get to
the end of some bleachers by going in front of one another on the same
step. If that made sense. If not, my bad. Anyways, after working up a
sweat, we heard from the Sisters before it was the district leader's
turn! We played Jeopardy and it was a lot of fun! Lots of good answers
and insights were shared. After ZTM, we went with Eagle Point and 1st
Ward to Subway. Elder Best and I arrived first and we walked in to see
President Thompson, the Central Point stake president! He saw us and
told us he was going to buy for us! Right after he paid for us,
everyone else showed up and were in the process of ordering when
another member, this time from the Medford 6th ward, paid for all four
of their meals! That has never happened to me before haha! After
lunch, we switched vehicles with Eagle Point so they can bring in a
grill for the zone bbq we are having today. That means I get to drive
a Jeep on my mission! It's a nice little car haha. Anyways, after all
of that, we once again set out on our journey to find people to teach
but had little luck.
Saturday morning we were in Gold Hill volunteering at the Gold Hill
Gold Dust Day! We talked to a ton of non-members and we even got a
free brisket sandwich with homemade coleslaw and homemade BBQ sauce!
It was dang good! We had a fun experience while we were there. There
was a booth being run by the same church that I got into a bible bash
with back in Junction City and we stopped and talked with him for a
half hour haha. He was kinda rude and basically told me I was going to
hell. I think I annoyed him when I said I wasn't worried about it!! It
gave me an opportunity to bear my testimony on the Atonement of Christ
and that through Him and doing all that I can do, I will be forgiven.
It was a good experience for us, I'm not sure about him though.
Anyways, that took a little longer than we thought so we weren't able
to see Adam or Mike... We went to the family history center and
printed off some talks and then spent the night contacting.
Sunday was pretty awesome. During the beginning of the third hour, a
man named Brother Cliff*** came up to us and said that his non-member
wife is ready to get baptized and wants to set a baptismal date with
us. Sally Cliff*** is basically a dry Mormon who has been taught for
over 6 months by different missionaries in different places! We set up
a lesson for later on that night! We didn't get out of church until
4:15 and that gave us enough time to come home and get out of the suit
to go to dinner with the Hu***'s. After dinner, we gave the 1st Ward Elders a ride
and then we met up with the Cliff***'s at the church. Sister Cliff***
basically taught us the Restoration and we put her on date for June
27th, the same day as Madi! I hope I stay close to this area so I can
come back for the baptisms.
We have transfers this week so if you are mailing anything later then
like Wednesday or Thursday, send it to the mission office address! I
am 95% sure I am leaving but with my recent history, who knows what
I love you all so much! Thank you for your support and your
testimonies! I know that this church is true and I know that my
Redeemer lives! There is no doubt!