Monday, of course, was P-Day, so we emailed, and then went shopping. When we got an aloe leaf, just because they were selling them! It tastes kind of bland, but it was really fun 🙂 As we were coming out of the store, we met a guy named Ken. He said that he had gone to the Mormon church when he was a kid, but hasn’t gone since then, so hopefully we can meet up with him sometime this week! Because we talked to Ken, we were running late, so we jumped in the car and started driving, but realized too late that we were driving in the complete opposite direction of our dinner appointment, and so when we were basically home, we turned around and headed BACK towards the Fosters. We got there a little late, but had a great dinner and a fun conversation with them. As we were leaving, Elder Jacobson backed up pretty quick like usual, but there was a car in the opposite driveway that he was headed straight towards, so I freaked out and started tapping on the trunk like crazy, and Elder Jacobson stopped the car literally about 6 inches from the car! The Lord is in the details, and in a regular situation, that could have been bad, but I’m sure we had the Lord’s help. (***Mom Note: the rule for car driving missionaries is that one companion backs up the car while the other companion stands behind to make sure the way is clear and safe. The way was NOT clear and safe in this instance and banging on the trunk alerted the driver to danger.)
I believe I will always take the right road.
I believe God will always make a way where there is no way.”
It was a really powerful moment and we could feel the spirit strongly. God had led us to share that message and it was able to touch us all.
Wednesday we checked on Br. Peters, since he is moving and needed to get his paperwork in to solidify everything. Throughout this last week, we have visited him probably about four times, but everything is working out great! We set up a lot of appointments on Wednesday: Tashanna, getting a hitch at U-Haul, giving a flyer to Donna, setting a date to move Br. Peters. There was a lot of prep work done on Wednesday. We were able to have dinner at the Rosbach’s that night, which was delicious as always, and then went on exchanges with President Johnston, the BRanch President. We got to meet Derek Anderson, who is Valerie’s husband. Derek has investigated a lot, and we are hoping to start teaching him again. We talked to him for probably about twenty minutes and gained trust with him. We also visited a potential who ended up being open to learning about family history, and a Part Member family whom we are hoping to teach.
Thursday was just busy with the Library, which was probably the most empty I have seen it in a long time, since school just started. We actually got done early and walked back home. After that, we started fixing Elder Jacobson’s tire with a guy who works at the Falmouth Bike Lab named David. He helped us with getting the wheel off, which we took in later and got a new tube for. That night we had dinner with the Emersons, who also have great cooking. THERE ARE JUST SO MANY GOOD COOKS DOWN HERE! We had pulled pork and smashed potatoes, which were awesome! I got smashed in Foosball, again, but we shared a message about acting on our faith, and had a great time with their family!
Sunday was spiritual as always and we had a lesson with Walter Mason which basically was a quick overview of the first lesson. Dinner with the Spearins was fun too, and we were able to share the first lesson with them.
I know that God lives and is our loving Heavenly Father. I know that He loves you and me. I know that He has a plan for each of us and we can come to know it more fully by obeying His commandments and listening to the Holy Ghost. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way back to live with Him and with our families. I know that it provides so much joy for us in this life and can help us to prepare to meet God.
Live the Gospel please! I’m begging you! It will help you so much. Just Do It.
Keep Listening to General Conference Talks, especially Hartman Rector, Jr.,