Monday, April 11, 2016

A family fair and goodbye to Elder Richey


On Monday at STM we found out that this transfer is extended a week. Every missionary now has a week extended to their mission. We were so happy because that meant that Elder Richey, Elder McVey and I had an extra week together. The next morning our Mission President called Elder Richey and said he needs him in Seminole. Our mission president came and picked Elder Richey up on Wednesday afternoon. We weren't very happy. I think that is what has made this week drag.

Once again there was another fire here in Alva. This one was actually in Alva! Luckily the fire crews from a larger fire near Woodward were coming back to switch out equipment and they were able to tackle it fast!

We were able to meet with our investigator Shyann this week. She is so stubborn. We have been trying to baptize her so her soul can be saved. She says she is getting baptized in November when her boyfriend gets off of his mission. We are trying to convince her that if she gets baptized now like she should she can get married in the temple sooner! So far it isn't working πŸ˜‚

Our zone leaders committed us to talk to at least 10 people every day. We have started to see miracles from doing that. We have a good list of potential investigators who are interested in hearing more of what we have to say.

Saturday was probably my favorite day of this week. There was a family fair in Cherokee and we were able to set up a booth. I was up until 1 in the am working on a poster. Some how I wasn't tired at all Saturday! We talked about Temples and how families can be together forever. We were able to talk to 24 people and most of them were very interested in learning more. We were the only church booth there. #OnlyTrueChurch

We were able to get some members to come help us talk to people and pass out cards. Sister Johnson brought oranges for us to eat. Elder McVey and I ended up going to one of the other booths to get cotton candy and she chewed us out for not eating healthy oranges over cotton candy. She is so crazy but I love her so much!

We had a lesson with Tim and Gwenna later that night. Tim is starting to progress. He hasn't totally accepted Joseph Smith but he isn't trying to argue it any more! YOUR PRAYERS ARE WORKING! Keep praying for them! Gwenna needs your prayers to quit smoking and Tim needs your prayers to accept the gospel.

Tonight is trainer calls so we will find out if I will be training or not. I don't think I will be. Sunday night will be Transfer Doctrine so we will find out if we will be getting another Elder in Alva. Elder McVey and I need you to pray that we get another Elder to help us out. Alva is tough without the trio. I personally like Trio's over regular companionship's, but that's just me.

Sincerely, Elder Brisk

That is all.

Coolest Church booth ever! I am very proud of myself for making this awesome poster πŸ˜ 

Highlights of the fair!
                                          Sister Johnson telling stories inside a blow up whale
                                         Me catching $200+ (unfortunately it wasn't real money)
                                                Rusty Smiley doing Jazzercise on stage πŸ˜‚

Thanks to Sister Johnson, Sister Smiley, and Shyann for helping us out with the Booth.
Also for the booth supplying free cotton candy πŸ˜„

Once again Alva is still threatened by fire.

This is Carson. 

Carson likes Bob. πŸ˜‚

Joy wanted one more picture with all of us before Elder Richey left. πŸ™

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