I think about things that would be funny to say in my email home to everyone, but PDAY comes and my brain goes blank. What the what?
Guess what y'all? Gots me a new companaro!! His name is Elder Rogers and is a stud!! He is from Vegas, goes home in March (so we might be going home together), and this is his first transfer as a Zone Leader....in fact....he wasn't even a district leader!! He had no idea that call was coming. He's a great missionary and is one of the nicest missionaries out there. He was also on X factor and has an album out! His name is Johnny Rogers. Hit him up on youtube. I'm super stoked for this transfer. In the past 2 transfers, we've been through 3 first time district leaders. Yesterday we trained another one. Good things are happening here in the zone! There's a lot of excitement, especially with the new missionaries in the zone! Oh yeah. Can't wait :D
Last Tuesday, we did our mission wide "The Day" where we focused on something specific which our zone decided on "prayer contacting." You try and say a prayer with as many people as possible. I went with Elder Craythorn and we had a great day! Most people were suuuuuper hesitant to pray with us, but then everytime after we prayed, they had a new sense of peace over them. We found a new investigator, a less active, a few potentials throughout the day! It reeeeally helps with the last week of the transfer to see those miracles.
|Zone exchanges with the Elders!|
KELLIE WAS BAPTIZED!!!!!! Holy man we were so excited. All throughout the week she went through different emotions. Some days she was depressed. Others she was fine. She had a couple run-ins with members of our church randomly that gave her more hope. While she had already quit her E-Cig, she went to clean it out one day and saw a tiny bit of 'juice' left in it and decided to finish it off. She did....except the juice didn't turn into vapor, and went straight into her mouth. haha!! It was God looking over her. She gave up all her tea, and already gave her E-Cig's away and is suuper solid. There was 12 non-members that showed up to her baptism!! Her kids, nieces, and investigators of us and other missionaries. It was a great baptism. Bishop Harline baptized her and Bro. Greer confirmed. I sang a solo of a cover of 'Bring the World His Truth' and the first verse was acapella...pretty sweet. No one would have guessed haha. Kellie is doing great and our ward is fellowshipping her great too. Oh man. I love this gospel.
Alicia and Camela also came to church! Alicia still has a baptism date, but it might be pushed back. Alicia had to go to court today for her lame apartment complex....satan.... The Bishop went over with us last night and taught her a couple things as Bishop helped her out a lot. Alicia is reading the BOM and has come to every church activity and church blocks since we first started teaching her. Our prayers are with her, and as many are welcomed for her because of her situation right now. There is nothing better than the gospel for these people right now or ever!
Since we're only 15 mins. from the mission home, we house brand new missionaries on Monday nights and then "dying" missionaries Tuesday nights. Last night we had 3 new missionaries spend the night with us. Wow. What memories that brings back. Good friends of mine from the mission are heading home like Elder Dayley and Hughes. Elder Mariluch is a zone leader and is going up to the Gila Valley to see all of my good friends from up there. What a stud.
The work is hastening out here! We got that the Tucson temple ground breaking will be in October!....2015...but hey, it's official! Blitzing other areas for missionaries continues and praying for miracles and doing whatever we can to get the work to progress as much as possible out here. Today is transfer day, so we were up before 5am and there ain't no time for slowing down! You may really want sleep, but meh, who needs it.....? ha..ha.
|The Mulherin's are moving tomorrow! :( Such great people.|