Coolest thing of this week was the fact I was in a Oak Ridge during
some monumental history. At some laboratory here they discovered a new
ELEMENT called Tennessine. Straight into the Periodic table and stuff
so that was really cool. The Flu epidemic has hit all of Eastern
Tennessee (got my flu shot so I'm chillin) but it got to the point
where all the schools out here were shut down!!! Thanks for the
Valentines Day cookies momma you're all I need ❤ PDAY got that sports
clips cut and hit the REC Center!
Tuesday: we had a classic lesson with these there high school brothers
named Drew, Darion, and Devin. It lasted for about 2 and half hours
and they made us so much food, asked us endless questions, and much
much more lol. Safe to say we made way too many Snapchat and Instagram
Wednesday: spent the day up in Wartburg (don't pay attention to the
name) trying to find members and less Actives to see if they still
exist. Had some minor success in doing so, however; the most fun was
just being out there. We did some back country off reading in the
Corolla (even got stuck in the mud on a hill hahaha) and drove in the
most gorgeous Southern areas I've been in so far. The Appalachians are
unbelievable and trekked into some waterfalls!
Thursday: so many awesome moments today!! Lots of service. Habitat for
Humanity, helped build a house, and lifted this old dude from his bed
down the stairs into his car so that was really rewarding:) Our best
investigators right now are Josh and John Phillips. They are the
family members for the Phillips family. Literally sat down with them
for almost 3 1/2 hours answering questions and showing materials as
well as teaching. I will update more on the, next week but they are
what we call "gold".
Friday: Family History happens to be one of the most common hobbies
in the world! Our church has also the largest ancestry website in the
world, familysearch.org! We have pass along cards for it and today we
ran into a nice Jewish family whom weren't interested at all; and then
the impression came that we should introduce family history to them.
They went from not being interested to LIGHTING UP and setting an
appointment with us!
Saturday: REAL Southern Service!! Cut down some trees and did some
land clearing with some members. Also ate straight up authentic honey
from a beehive which was unbelievable! The family whom we did service
for are named the Flakes (ancestors founded Snowflake, AZ)! We really
hit the books hard today to try and get out and find less-Actives and
members on the roster in Oliver Springs! So much work to do.
Sunday: Every Sunday so far we have had at least one less active
member come back! Today was Qin Ming! Native from China who is
learning English still so it is super fun to teach her! Success
stories this week there were many! Most of them came from us just
meeting more and more members. We are trying hard to contact part
member families and those young ones who haven't been baptized yet!
It's a grind in progress and a really awesome time.
Scripture of the Week: Alma 12:9-11
Ladies and gents this is the work of angels 😇 I'm pretty happy where
I am at! So much work to do here:) love you all and Happy Valentine's
1. The District
2. Tennessee Finding
3. What reading the scriptures feels like
4. Broke into Other Elders Appt because he locked himself out and were
leaving and some snapped a shot of us and gave it to the police hahaha
luckily the cop was a member and recognized us.
6. Still not AZ
7. Be One
8. Dan Jones the GOAT
Vids: waterffffallllssss y burros