Another week down, another bunch to go!
Leeeet's see where to start with....face.
So this past week we were on foot 5/7 days because my comp's bike is ritarded. But we like walking everywhere and it's better contacting than biking, so it wasn't a problem! I've really learned these past couple weeks that the Lord will put you where he needs your help. Especially on the mish., although it seems that our purpose at a certain place may seem not visible at times, if we work hard and stay obedient, our purpose will be revealed to us.
I started a 'trunky music list' from all the random songs that come to my head. It's insane...I don't listen to non-church music, and yet those songs come to my head. Music is probably one of the things I miss most, no doubt.
..."Bishop called...Dave's dead." That was quite the shock. It didn't really hit me until I got out and just sat on my bed thinking about everything...then it hit me hard. morning, my comp. knocked on my door while I was showering and said,
Here's the story:
Towards the beginning of August, one of our member's offered a non-member a blessing before he had heart surgery. Dave said yes and we went over, gave him a blessing, and got a return appointment. From then on we went over about every other day until he was baptized. Dave came to church EVERYWEEK from then on, even after 4 days of heart surgery. He didn't miss a week and was faithful. Our mission President said roughly 5% get baptized on the first date that's extended. Dave was one of those. His baptism was awesome. He never had any doubts about the gospel and was the most solid guy I've ever taught. Dave was like a brother to both of us and was one of the most kind people out there. He fed us even with his low budget.
We saw him Dave is and will be missed by many. There's no coincidence that he entered heaven 3 days after being confirmed. RIP Dave! night after he was confirmed . Then he invited us back to come and share a message with him and see how he's doing. Dave still hadn't had any pain or struggles, he was one tough dude. morning at about , Dave passed away from a major heart attack. His poor wife watched a neighbor perform CPR, but Dave was gone right away. We still can't believe it, our Bishop was in shock. We talked with his wife who was really shaken up, and the funeral is this week and we got approval to attend it. I believe it will be an LDS funeral, but we'll see. In the blessing he received I was able to give him, it said many things about "serving others within this gospel"....it's crazy to think that's what he is doing. The rest of the week we kept thinking that Dave isn't here anymore, but we know that he's happier than ever and is sharing with people what he recently accepted.
Anyways, this past week was a rough one for the people we are working with. We gave lots of blessings. Time to re-motivate ourselves and hope and pray for a good week!
|We got done giving a blessing to one of the Sister's investigators, and while we were walking up the stairs, my comp's like, "wow, I'm feeling a breeze!" hahah|
I'll be going on 3 (24 hour) exchanges this week, one with the ZL's, then with an ASL Elder and a Spanish Elder....I can barely freakin' speak English so they're always fun to learn some new things....or having no idea what's being said haha.
Love you all, sorry about a sadish email home. We are happy :]
Stay fresh yo!
-Elder D. Hales