Elder Zachary Jones serving his two-year mission in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission July 2014 to June 2016
Monday, October 26, 2015
Week 69: Sacrifice Saturday Part 2
I hope y'all are having a great week and that you are gearing up well for Halloween!
I just got done with one of the most physically exhausting weeks of my whole mission. We had to help out a crazy woman with a move. We helped her out on Thursday and Friday for 4 hours each day. She seemed nice
the first day, but the second day, she wigged out on us because we accidentally cracked a glass pane on her $800 glass-paned cabinet. Not to mention, we had moved her piano and other really heavy objects down
the stairs. The problem was that she lived on the second floor of her apartment complex, and she recruited a bunch of free labor from four young men. Later the day on Friday, she called us to tell us we hadn't
put her bed frame together and that we needed to come back. We weren't too happy about that. We had appointments to get to, so we couldn't do that for her. Even though it didn't seem like a very rewarding service project, I was glad that we had been able to serve her some way.
On a Saturday a few weeks ago, our zone fasted and tracted all day to find new investigators. A couple weeks after, Elder Palmer and I took that idea to our mission leadership council and requested that we implement that as a mission. That came to fruition yesterday. Our whole mission of 180 or so missionaries fasted and tracted that we might find new investigators. We haven't heard the mission wide results, but I'm sure the impact was crazy. One zone we heard about found 53 new investigators! I will let you know the mission stats
On Saturday night, I was tracting with a priest for an hour before we had to head in. I felt like we needed to be on a certain street, but we were having no luck. We knocked pretty much all the doors. About 15 minutes before me and this priest went home for the night, we said a prayer and asked Heavenly Father to help us find someone. I felt prompted to just continue walking forward from where we were. We
walked a few steps and saw one of the doors that we had already knocked on with no answer was wide open. I got super excited and walked to the door. We rang the bell, talked with the couple living
there and set up an appointment. That just goes to show that we need to be where the Lord needs us when we need to be there.
Andy surprised us by coming to church yesterday. He said he had other commitments, but then came! He also came to a fireside that our stake president here in Lakes put on about Joseph Smith and the coming forth of the Book of Mormon! That was so good to see him there!
The Anjos kids from my past area got baptized this past weekend! I baptized the 10 year old boy! That was a very spiritual experience.
We are doing great overall! It feels so good to be rewarded for our efforts!