Monday, June 26, 2017

Rain, Rain, Go Away! Don't Come Back Another Day.. -June 26th, 2017

Well, it rained all week... I'm not talking light rain either... I'm talking heavy, southern rain haha 

So this week was good but we spent most of it wet! Good thing it wasn't cold or else we would've been miserable haha

Before I get into the main parts of this email, we got transfers calls this past Saturday and I'll be getting transferred again to one last place for my last two weeks. I'll be heading to hoover, Alabama which is basically Birmingham. I get to be with one of my close friends in the mission so I'm pretty excited!

Because of the rain, we had to get creative with how to spend our time so that we weren't dripping wt 24/7. We got some good things done though! 

Amidst all the rain, Elder Furgeson and I made the decision to get out of the car and play basketball for a couple minutes haha. It was quiet the experience and the seats in the car were wet for the next 3 days!

We also went back to teach this referral named Patricia more about the restoration and someone else came to the door and said that Patricia couldn’t talk to us right now cause she was on the phone trying to get her ex husband arrested. Last time we were there she told us about how she read the first chapter in the Book of Mormon. I don’t know if I’ve been reading the same book as her cause what she was explaining definitely isn’t in the first chapter of my Book of Mormon! haha

On Saturday we were following up with all our potential investigators and nobody was interested/answering their doors. we had a lady to follow up with named Joann. We had found her in the area book, she had been taught by missionaries a little bit in the past. So we went to the address written on her record and the house looked like it had been abandoned and was right next to one that was definitely abandoned. We figured we might as well try since we were there. We got out of the car and walked towards the door.. We smelled fried chicken and realized someone lived there! Her son answered the door and we asked for Joann and talked to her for a sec. She wants us to come back and said she’d call us from her new number! She hasn’t called yet but we know where she lives now ;)

Here in Northport there is an amazing member named Sister Brannon, this week we made her an award because she does so much for the missionaries here and making sure we’re taken care of. She’s the best! She liked it quite a lot, btw when we printed it we didn't expect it to be so big haha so we had to find a larger picture frame than we were planning but it all worked out!

Also, on Saturday I got a call and was asked to give a talk my last Sunday in this ward... I knew they were going to try to get me haha. I was asked to speak about the faith of Joseph smith and it went alright! I've given better talks but the meeting was still very powerful. Furgie sneaked some pics of me preparing my talk though so I'll attach those along with all the other pics from the week!

Oh yeah, we also stumbled upon some intense ghetto ball, one court was full of Hispanics, the other was full of black guys and they were all just balling in the middle of the forests of Alabama on a Sunday afternoon.... I'm gonna miss this place! haha 

And lastly, this will be the last weekly email with pics courtesy of Elder Samuel Cooper Fugeson, so I hope y'all enjoy them! 

Well, until we meet again next week for my LAST weekly email... Love y'all! 

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