Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Had a pretty fun week! We helped the Mission Ridge sisters do some service for an old lady at her house. We repainted her basketball court because she is selling the house and is touching everything up! We had tons of fun! Sister Mullins and Elder Bawden are both from West Valley Utah and they've got some mad spray painting skills straight from the hood! lol

I held a couple snakes yesterday! This is a tiny corn snake! 
 I also held a Bull Python! 

Elder Bawden's 1st transfer calls! He was so nervous but nothing happened to us and an M&M McFlurry helped too! :)

Here is our District (for now!). 
 Sister Marcom is being transferred. Her companion just finished her own training and she is receiving a greenie! They covered 2 wards together last transfer but now 2 elders are going to be doubled in to one of them, creating a new proselyting area for our zone! Elder Holden and a greenie will be in my district! I won't be a relief society president anymore! haha Those elders will also be living with us. Sisters Mullins and Ring stayed. Those are the most important changes. Not too many! :)

This week I conducted "L's" baptismal interview! 
She is a 9 year old in the Eastmont ward (Sisters Marcom and Wilson) She will be baptized 
on the 26th of September.

We met (former Elder) John B Dickson. He used to be in the 1st quorum of the seventy and he is our Bishop's father in law! Pretty cool! Met him at Bishops house after we stopped by to talk some ward business. We ended up having scripture study with their family. Pretty fun!

One man we talked to this week definitely wasn't happenstance. His name is "J" and he lives in Entiat. We really felt led to his door. We were tracting up there on Saturday. There were a couple of houses that were up on a hill next to each other with VERY long driveways up to them. We went up to the first and talked to the people. We felt prompted to skip it and come back to it. When we finished tracting the street we came back to it and gave it a shot! We walked up the long driveway and talked to "J" as he was sitting outside his front door. He greeted us warmly and talked to us for a few minutes. He was drinking and smoking. He expressed that he wanted to change his life and wondered if we could help him. He asked us where and when church was for us and wondered if he could come! He didn't end up coming but he was a very kind and humble man and he expressed that our presence there was a sign to him that he needed to change. We shared the Restoration briefly with him and testified that the gospel can help him. We could tell that he could feel the spirit. We are going back to see him very soon!

I love you! Have a great week! Expect a letter soon! -Elder B

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