Monday, November 28, 2016

Week 68 - Thanksgiving and a spider

We had Thanksgiving at these houses 

This is a spider that Elder St. John trapped against the wall with a plastic container and he was holding it there and it was jumping around inside and he said "What do I do?" so I grabbed some tape and taped it to the wall. We left it like that for a couple hours. Then we went somewhere and when we came back the spider was gone! So now it is just somewhere in the apartment watching us... 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Week 67 - Truck in a ditch

So much has happened this week! On Tuesday we had lunch with our investigator Nan and a bunch of members that she is friends with. It went really well and now she is on date to be baptized the 28th of Dec. Afterwards though as we were driving around we pulled over to the side of the road and our truck slid into a ditch. So we had to walk in the rain to try and find service so we could call someone. Fortunately as we were walking a member of our ward drove by and picked us up. They drove us to the nearest member who had a truck and we managed to get our vehicle out. I'm super grateful that Heavenly Father sent someone to pick us up though. He definitely answers our prayers when we really need them answered.

 A buggy!

 On Sunday our investigator Arturo was baptized! It was awesome so many people from the ward came and it was a really spiritual service.

This week is going to be fantastic. I'm excited for Thanksgiving! We all have so much to be thankful for! I am thankful for my family and how wonderful they are! I'm thankful for the trials I have had that have helped me grow. I'm thankful for this Gospel and the Book of Mormon that teaches us so much. I'm thankful for the opportunity I have to teach others about it and about our Savior. And I'm especially grateful for Jesus Christ and all He has done for us. I hope that we can all remember the things we are thankful for and be thankful for everything. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Week 66 - My finger

This week has gone by really fast. We went on exchanges with the Zone Leaders and I got to stay in Lewiston for a night. That was fun but it was weird to be surrounded by so many people. While there my splint was taken off and my hand is finally free! My finger will heal in a few weeks I think. I can move it a little. It doesn't fully extend or retract but I should get full motion and strength back. It might take a couple months. It might take a year or two for all the nerves to repair though.

We found a couple new investigators, and a former investigator in Kamiah 2nd texted her friend who is a member and said that she wanted to meet with the bishop because she wants to join the church. We will be meeting with her tomorrow and we're excited about it!
Things are going well here and since Christmas is coming up we are going around and telling everybody about the Church's Christmas initiative. It is going to be service based this year. The website will come up Nov. 25th so everybody should check it out. The video is so awesome. But other than that it's just more of the same going on. Teaching, preaching.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Week 65 - A backwoods surprise

We found this at someones house

Debbie the lady who was baptized last week
 This is Jamie. she got baptized on Saturday. We didn't get a picture of her in white though because we were busy trying to get everything set up.

This is me and Michael one of the youth in the ward. 
Me eating a banana

Foggy Kamiah

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Week 64 - A baptism!

This week went by really fast. We only spent half of it in our area but our area is doing pretty good. Our investigator, Debbie Bosse got baptized! It was awesome cause I have been teaching her since I got here 4 and a half months ago. And another investigator of ours had her baptismal interview and passed so she will be getting baptized this Saturday most likely. Plus another miracle, an investigator we had been working with for awhile is now going to be able to be baptized! He wasn't able to before because he was living with his grandma and she wasn't sure if he would be staying but now for sure he is. It was a miracle because we had been praying for his situation to be resolved. We also got a couple of referrals this week that have a lot of potential. One of them was from Sister Lott and Sister Hulsey who stopped by a former investigator of theirs who it turns out but happened to be in Grangeville for one day. Coincidence? I think not. But anyway, she is super interested in learning more about the church cause her grandma is an active member. So we have had a lot of fun. And I got asked easily at least a hundred times what happened to my hand. 
My finger is doing fine I have an appointment for the surgeon to check how it is healing in one week. How it happened though was I was helping another missionary pack up for transfers, he had a sharp pocket knife that another missionary was using. I happened to move my hand as he did his and the knife cut my middle finger pretty deep. It also got another finger a little but not like my middle one. I almost couldn't believe it had happened. It was so dumb. But now my arm looks like a banana, so that's cool.