Monday, May 30, 2016

Week 100: I'm Alive


Hey everyone!

I'm alive!

I survived the first week of the transfer! The best part? Things are surprisingly going better than I anticipated! Obviously, I probably won't find 50 people to baptize in the next couple weeks, but I am so glad that the Lord entrusted me to help build the area slowly and surely. I am also humbled to be able to serve with Elder Mingo and Elder McClure. They are both two very good young men. We were able to go to the temple this past week, and I had a great experience. Over the course of this past week, I have come to love Elder Mingo a lot! Even though we struggled as companions 16 months ago, my plan of attack is to just be his friend. It helps that we are in a trio as well.

We had an amazing experience this past week. We were walking in a neighborhood when we contacted a guy on the other side of the street from us named Earl. Earl is African-American, and just retired from the Airforce. He originally said he wasn't interested, so we left him a card and went on to knock another door. We were walking back by his house on the way to the car when he walked out of his house. I waved to him, and then he, surprisingly, called out to us and asked us to come talk to him. He invited us in and we taught him the Restoration. The coolest part was how humble he was. He said he had thought about our first conversation and pretty much said ,"Why not talk to them?"  And invited us back. It was also his birthday, and the funniest thing
was that he said that when he walked out to look for us he was praying that we would walk by again, and if he couldn't see us, he would have gotten in his car to go look for us. He ended up coming to church on Sunday, and had a good experience! He is so prepared to learn about the Gospel!

Hope y'all have a great week!

Elder Jones

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