August, 5 2013....
"This week has been a great week for us!! the hard work finally paid off
and our prayers were answered! So first off there are two elders they
call the traveling AP's they're not the APs just a little different but
they go to elders and do 48 hour exchanges and that is what we needed!! They helped us out so much and we got 12 new investigators this week!
and committed 4 people to be baptized this month!!! I hope everything
goes well and right but its awesome to see the change in people! there
is a guy named Antoine that has been investigating for 3 years now and we
finally got him to a date for the 17th. I'm praying that it works out and he
doesn't back out! but we have been working and tracting a lot but I love
it no matter how tired I get I'm always smiling and having fun!!"
August 12, 2013....
"This week was a good week we did a lot of service this week because we
had so many dropped appointments. but the temple was such a great
experience and the cool thing is now we get to go like 8 to 10 times a
year!! It used to only be twice a year so I'm excited about that. zone training was good I love president, He's such a cool guy!! and pushes
us so much! listen to the much from mulan called "I will make a man out
of you". Thats his theme song haha. but some of the people I'm teaching... Antoine is about 42 and has the biggest testimony in the world of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. He has been investigating for 3
years and still hasnt been baptized cause his wife is baptist and wont
change. its been way hard on him cause she said she got a different
answer about the church.. which cant happen. but we are working hard
with him. Dezwan is 22 got out of jail a little bit ago and wants to
change his life he is very open just has some issues we have to work on
he told us he was going to go to church but didnt come.. which sucks but
we will get on him for that. Kathy Meyers we got from the Cartersville
elders she is awesome and knows the church is true we know she will be
baptized for sure on September 7! so that will be good she is an older
lady. and theres some others but we don't see them as much. There are a
lot of people in this ward that Ilove so much. Ones name is Sister Jones
or Heaven Jones and there is only one Heaven Jones!! She is a southern
black lady about 45 years old and so black!! She converted in 1999 from
catholic. but every testimony meeting she gets up and starts singing
like gospel music like a baptist church and is pretty much preaching and
yelling as well!! its so awesome I love it. She has the biggest
testimony we are also helping her with moving a lot of her stuff. But thats about it. I dont know if Ive told you but it has rained about
everyday that Ive been here.... its nice but sucks at the same time. On Thursday it was sooo bad but me and Elder Goss wanted to have fun so we
decided to go tract in it!! it was so fun!"
August 19, 2013....
" ya its still raining here i cant believe it people said it hasnt been
this way for like 20 years! but its good cause its not hot we just get
wet haha. but this week was really good and bad at the same time. bad
news first we have had to lose a lot of our investigators cause they
dont want to change there lives so they dont want to hear us tell them
to change so we have lost quite a few. but the good news is that kathy
myers is amazing! i think i told you about her last week and said her
baptismal date was set for sep. 7th but our miracle this week was she
called us on tuesday and said i cant wait any longer i wanna get
baptized as soon as possible!!! it was music to our ears!! so she is now
getting baptized this saturday!! the 24th im so excited she is so
awesome and ready and cool story we were at her house last night
teaching her and at the end of the lesson we asked her to pray and she
got all nervous and said that it would be her first time ever praying
out loud and infront of people! and it was so awesome to hear her prayer
the spirit was way strong and i loved it. so she is our miracle for the
week. but we tracted quite a bit this week and i dont know why we did
cause it never works here in the south. we didnt find anyone new this
week but we trying to get more referrals from the ward"
August 26, 2013.....
"the baptism was amazing! Kathy is so golden its awesome to know that you
had a little help on having someone enter the gate through baptism and
ultimately getting on the path to eternal salvation!! but the week was a
little slower cause we were focusing a lot on the baptism but saturday
was the craziest day so far on my mission! so the day started early and
me and elder goss got to help a kid with his hiking merrit badge and got
to walk 20 miles!!!!! it sucked so bad and the crazy thing is we did it
in 5 hours but aint nobody got time for dat again haha after that we
had the baptism which was amazing ill send the pics!.....
but my favorite member is brother seawell he is a southern guy and one
of the smartest men ive ever met he helps us out a lot. and thats where i
get all my southern food! but he actually has whole chapters memorized
its crazy hes so awesome on sunday we actually had a lesson in his home!
his daughter kind of went of the road and is doing her own thing but
she brought her boyfriend named charles he's black and a nonmember and
we got to teach them. he reminds me a lot of dad. and he just wants to
improve his life we watched the restoration with them and he started
crying it was awesome the spirit was strong and we left him with a book
of mormon and he said he'd read it. and were having a lesson with him