“Only dead fish go with the flow.” Today,
Tonight we had two lessons that went decently well! We taught the referral, Roxanna, as well as, JC and Niki. It was hard to teach Roxanna, because she was trying to eat, as well as, take care of her 6-month baby, while listening, so it was a little rough haha.
Today we had Zone Conference. It was pretty good. We talked about the importance and the power of the Book of Mormon. We had another lesson with Nada. We taught her about the Book of Mormon and invited her to pray about it! She said that the Book of Mormon that had been given to her was taken by her dad, so he could read it haha! So we gave her another one! She is super awesome!
Today was absolutely crazy. We did our weekly planning session, went and did some finding without too much that happened. After dinner, we saw a guy that we street contacted the other day and so we started to talk to him again. His car was broken down and so we helped him start it, after the car got started the man started to hit on me... he was like would you like me to give you a kiss to say thank you? And I just had to say “I ain’t about that.” Ha ha. He then wanted us to go for a ride with him in his car. We denied and bounced. Later that evening we were riding through this park and this girl started screaming for help. It was dark and late, probably 8:15 at least and so we rode over there and she was like “call the cops, call the cops.” We did and she was there with her boyfriend who just hurt her and stole her stuff. The boyfriend bounced and jumped a wall and took off and then she took off. We tried following them but they ended up jumping onto a car and taking off. We talked with the officers for a little while and then we went home! Crazy night.
It was the big 20th birthday today and nothing too crazy happened! We had a good lesson with the Gotchy’s and asked them the interview questions and they are all set except they won’t come to church.
Today was a wreck. Actually two wrecks. Today started off with a lesson with Lomax. We finished teaching her the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We had the lesson at the Bishop’s house. Bishop’s dog came out to say hello to everyone and Lomax was like, “What in the world! I saw this dog in my dream last night.” It’s kind of weird, but hopefully, it was a sign to her. We taught her about the necessity of Priesthood Authority and she definitely did struggle with that a little bit, but she is going to pray about the restored authority.
In the afternoon we were riding and Elder Goold went to ride up on a curb and his tires slide out and he went down on the concrete! Later tonight, after dinner, Elder Goold was riding and a truck caught his eye and his handle bars went into the fence and it threw him over the handle bars and bent and ruined his front tire. It was a rough day for Elder Goold!
We got two new investigators tonight. It was a really, really, GOOD NIGHT. We met a man named William. He let us take a seat on his front porch and we started to teach him. He had many questions about the gospel and about Mormons. After we had talked for a little bit he said, “something I did not tell you guys at the beginning was me and my wife are heavily involved in a Pentecostal Church. My wife is the Pastor’s Assistant.” He then asked the question, “We both believe in God, and we both believe in Jesus Christ, what should motivate me, and my wife, to convert to Mormonism?” We then were able to testify of eternal families and of the Plan of Salvation. We have a return appointment with him on Friday and he told us that he wants to read the Book of Mormon. He is sooo awesome. We also taught a staunch Catholic and that went pretty well too!