Tuesday, December 20, 2016

White Cliffs & Boulder Springs: September 22-28

My second transfer is over! I'll be transferred to Warm Springs and training another missionary...so basically, just like last time but with the DT included! :) I'm going to be replacing a couple of elders. Sister Wilde also gets to train a new missionary!

On Saturday we had a float in a parade and handed out flyers for a Why I Believe fireside that the stake is doing in a couple of weeks. It was super fun! There were a couple of members that were on the float with us that my dad taught on his mission. It's crazy how small the world is! Before the parade began, someone decided to finish spray painting Angel Moroni on the float and didn't check to see what was behind their target. That something happened to be me, Sister Wilde, and a clean white truck. Now Sister Wilde and I have gold flecks on our shirts. tags, and phone and the truck got an unexpected paint job.

We learned about Elder Scott passing away from one of our investigators. She told us she always posts LDS-related stuff on Facebook and watches BYUtv all the time. Somehow these are the hardest people to teach because they can be so stubborn! Anyway, she just mentioned it in passing and then noticed the look on our faces. We don't get to hear these things unless people tell us! We pretty much live under an enormous spiritual rock. We are so excited for General Conference this weekend! I highly encourage everyone to watch it! Just in case you didn't know, we'll be getting three new apostles so it will be a really cool one to watch!

I guess I didn't really explain Brian's background last week. He's so cool! He really wants to learn more about the Book of Mormon and he absolutely loves nature! He's had a ton of experiences that have made him realize that he's here for a reason and he's very thankful to be alive! That being said, Brian talked with his family about being baptized and they told him they would disown him if he followed through with it. So we went to go visit him and see how things were going and he's still progressing along really well! He knows the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith restored the fullness of the gospel, that the gospel is true...everything we teach is true! He just needs to take that last step of faith and know that everything will work out when he gets baptized.

We drove around for two hours trying to find an address of a referral in Yucca we were asked to visit and Google Maps is not at all accurate with the roads there. There is NOTHING there!

I realized that I've only written about around 40% of the investigators we have. I'll try to do better with keeping everyone updated next transfer with a fresh start!

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