Monday, December 21, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
What a wonderful week it has been in the Acworth 1 area! The week was full of finding some amazing new people who have been prepared by the hand of the lord. This week we also worked with some of the investigators that we have been teaching for a bit longer, K**** for example. K**** is a really great person, he actually found the missionary's a week before I arrived in Acworth. He is on date for baptism for the 19th of December, and get this he has read all the way to mid Alma in the BOM, in just 3 weeks!!!! K**** is truly prepared by our heavenly father and we are so excited for him!!!!
We had a finding frenzy this week in the zone. there was a goal maid for each companionship to find 7 new investigators as well as have one person attend church. Every time a companionship found a new investigator they would text us there name and something about the person. We would then send it out to the whole zone, that way we could all rejoice together.
I love and cherish every second of this precious time that I have to serve a mission!!!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 9, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Dang 5 months.......... This is going stupid fast!!!!!!
Well, as for good stories I don't have any that particularly stand out. Just normal tracking situations, such as people pretending not to see me even when they can definitely see me through a 7 feet tall glass door or people answering the door in nothing but a towel?
We did however find one great family though, They invited us in and we got to explained the whole first lesson. The weird part is that even the kids where interested, I’m talking like really interested!!!! We had to cut off their questions so we could get to our next appointment!!!!
We have been biking a lot, which is potentially problematic, seeing as it has been raining for 3 days straight!!! We got completely soaked and covered with mud the other day. How I would describe it would be, we looked like we had just finished a downhill mountain biking course then jumped in a pool then showered in dirt. Funny part is the look on Roberts face when we showed up at his front door:) lol
But I’m doing good!!!! Got my bike fixed up so now I’m on my way. Still staying healthy and having the time of my life :) its hard but it’s fun if you are doing it right:)
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
This week Elder Lindquist and I spent almost the whole week working the crap out of the bikes. We went about 20 miles in one day. We calls this the tour de Jonsburrow:)
This is elder Lindquist after we biked all day to get to an appointment and them they where not home:)
Yeah and there are no sidewalks in the whole area so we did all 20 on grass......
This is after 20 miles and we got home:)
Our triumphant return!!!!
Monday, August 17, 2015
Are you really getting that huge? I've noticed in pictures over last couple weeks. How are you doing it? A lot of supplements or good old hard work?
A lot of hard work, I wake up 30 min early so I can get a full hour in, by the end of it I cant even do a push up!!!! For leg days I push the car up a hill:) And I eat like every 30 min!!!! Plus abb's and core at night!!!
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
We had our two investigators attend sacrament, but one of the coolest things happened after sacrament meeting. Two investigators, gave us a call and asked if we would be willing to come over and give them a priesthood blessing. They have been attending the Wednesday bible study classes and had heard about the priesthood and its power to heal trough faith. We had the opportunity to bring one of the members of the congregation with us to administer the blessing. The spirit was so strong, and I don't know if I have ever seen them so happy. We will be seeing them again soon.
This week has also been extremely successful in finding new people to teach. A cool experience we had while knocking doors as it was just about to rain so we where trying to finish up. On our way back we see a woman trying to move some tables and things into a moving van, so we offer to help....... You would have thought that she had just won the lottery with the look on her face!!! We help her move and then her natural curiosity comes through and she asks the question we knew was coming, "who are you and why are you so kind??" We reply that we are missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She then breaks down. She tells us as a story of how two young men just like us had helped her years ago get over some addictions she was having. She never knew their names or who they were till that day that we came to help!!! She had been prepared at that time for us to be there and for us to bring the gospel into her life.She is now intently reading the Book of Mormon and she holds it dear to her heart!!!
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I’m now serving in Jonesboro, just by Peach Tree City and Atlanta. My new companion is Elder Crowther. He is great and will be finishing his mission in a month.
I am in a car share so we have a car every other day, and we have bikes every other day.
I am in a 4 man apartment with Elder Levet and Elder Johns. I love it and am working my butt off. Over the last 4 days we have found 20 new investigators and taught like 20 lessons!!!! We are killing it!!
We were knocking doors this week, and we had been knocking for about 20 min when a woman and her daughter opened the door. We felt impressed to say this, "We come as representatives of Jesus Christ. He has heard your prayers and has sent us to you. What can we do for you?" She just broke down. She told us that not even 10 minutes before that she had been praying for help. We were able to say a prayer and bless her and her daughter. We have an appointment with her on Wednesday.
God hears payers!!!!!
Monday, June 15, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
It has been interesting.
One of the new elders in the apartment passed out on Wednesday morning.I checked his pulse and his breathing. There was no pulse and he was not breathing. He was about seconds away from CPR. He he started breathing after being out for about 45 seconds, he was only at about 50 bpm so we got him to the hospital and he spent the day there. They did not come back with any conclusion on why. He is now back home for more medical attention.
We had a great experience this week.
We were in an apartment complex and as we pulled in we saw in front of us a young man riding a motorcycle. Well seeing that me and elder Hollingsworth both have a love for motorcycles, we decided to follow him and talk to him (creepy we know, but we just had to talk with him!!!). Well as we are following him we lose him so decide to just knock around like was originally planned. So about a minute later as we are knocking doors, guess who pulls up to his house. Yup, the young man on the motorcycle. We go and talk with him. We ask him if he has a minute. He replies with "yes.” We all go and sit down at a table that is out in the woods and this place literally looks like the First Vision!!!! We get to know him and deliver the message of the restoration. When we were reciting the First Vision, a ray of sun light broke through the trees and bathed the three of us in light. After that it was a game over for him, he accepted a date to be baptized and will be coming to church.
Talk with y’all soon!!!
Monday, April 6, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Love you all!!!
Monday, March 9, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
I appreciate all the Christmas gifts!!!
We now have more food and candies and cookies than we know what to do with:)!!!!!
Love you all,