Wellllllllll New adventure for me this week. First time as a District
Leader and also met my new Greenie!!!! Elder Fausett from Harriman,
Utah! He is the first missionary out from his family! He is 18 years
old and went to Snow College before the mission for one semester. He's
stoked to be a missionary and I'm glad to be able to serve and give
him his first taste of the mission life! I'll be training him for the
next 12 Weeks.
Monday: Transfer Calls. Elder Sanders got sent to Maryville as DL and
I got called as a DL/Trainer. Knew it was coming but still sucks I got
so little time with my homie Sanders. Another thing, one of the Elders
in my District is going home because he tore some ligaments in his
knee. Was out for 21 months. Bummer.. for our last PDAY though we
played a ton of pick up basketball. Sandy and I went off on some
locals here. Got that Sports Clips MVP for the first time in months.
Fell asleep in the salon chair hahaha.
Tuesday: Happy Valentine's Day!!! Momma thanks for the cookies tho:)
Ward members spoiled is today too since Valentines Day is a
missionary's favorite day......sike.....Built a House today with
Habitat for Humanity!! We got all of the foundations laid in as well
as the walls and roofing! Took hours and got some good experience out
of that. Kobe Pile hire me bro!
Wednesday: Transfers. Peace Sandy Boi. Elder Fausett waz up. Funny
thing about Fausett is he's basically already a Southerner. He's got
the accent and everything. I didn't take it easy with him either. We
jumped into a full day of talking to dozens of people and going from
street to street. Good thing was is I took the first few doors to give
him a visual about talking to others missionary style and then he gave
it a GO! He'll continue to grow and grow and I work his socks off
hahaha. He has a desire to be obedient which is all I can ask for.
Thursday: My first District Meeting. Primarily I wanted to set goals
for the District so we set 3 absolutely Solid Goals with 4-5 plans to
back each one of them up. I have been feeling that all of these areas
that we are in are DROOPING with potential and I testified of that.
Even some of them said they weren't sure about attaining these goals
but I know we can. Asked them also to make their own personal 4th Goal
pertaining to obedience after providing s training on that. We are off
to a good start. Have a lot of great guys in our District who want to
work. Spent the day in Wartburg and had a dinner with a less active
family named the Medoviches. Single mom and daughter. We shared the
talk "Behold Thy Mother" by Elder Holland which I actually saw live
last year at conference! Give it a watch.
Friday: Member Visits. All day every day. Took Elder Fausett to meet a
lot of the members of the ward out here! Each of them we visited we
had fantastic discussions and shared with them our favorite scriptures
from the Book of Mormon. After which we would leave them with copies
of the BOM for them to write their testimonies in so we can give it to
investigators! We visited probably 7-8 different families and asked
them to do so and if there were people they had in mind we could
visit. Hope we can get some referrals soon:) talked to s lot of the
youth here about missions to get them HYPED.
Saturday: Well today was definitely the best day of the week!! We had
an unreal service activity with volunteering at an international
festival held in the Children's Museum! There were performances, food,
and tons of people there!! It was nuts!!! And my best friends family
the Woodburns came to visit us and take us out to lunch (got
permission)!!! Went to Big Ed's Pizza and enjoyed some familiar
company:) good to see them and to talk about the blessings of the
gospel and life in general! Ward Activity Chili Night to top it off!!!
Sunday: Spiritual experience of the Week: I was sitting in Sacrament
with Brother McPeak, this Elderly guy on oxygen, in the front row and
was thinking about my most powerful experience of prayer. And I
remember teaching that guy named Blas in Rocky Face before he went to
prison and when we prayed together and he asked God forgiveness. And
in Gospel Principles we taught the Restoration to Sister Ming who we
are re-activating! Used that experience to talk about prayer and it's
power and I could feel the Spirit so strongly as could everyone else.
Just a little remind of the power of prayer. We also met this family
named the Tate Family!!!! We taught them the Restoration and Mr. Tate
opened up to us about his violent past and tragedies that have
happened in their lives! We set a baptismal date with them for March
Not too much action this week! Still just grindin and getting to know
the area and the members!!:) good things are coming for this area and
District!!!! Peace and blessings to all of y'all ❤🙏🏼