What a week it has been! Stressful but at the same time exciting!
Joy has been doing better! She is cutting back on her coffee and cigarettes again. Every time we leave her house we pinky promise that she will keep trying to quit. Joy takes pinky promises very serious. Keep praying for her and her health. She is still unable to make it to church because of medical problems but she wants to be able to come back soooo bad!
I went on exchanges to Woodwardwith Elder Hansen. He is a pretty funny guy! We were walking around talking to people and this guy dropped his keys so Elder Hansen tired to start off the conversation by telling him he dropped his keys Then I tried to explain what the priesthood was to this guy 500000 different ways but he was to drunk to comprehend so I gave up and we left. Elder Hansen thought it was pretty funny. People need to not be drunk so I can save their soul!!
Tim and Gwenna are struggling. Tim isn't keeping his commitments and isn't progressing like Gwenna. Unfortunately we are going to have to slow down with them and may not be visiting them every week like we do now. Gwenna said she is still going to come to church but on theTim has off they will be going to different church's. Gwenna is hoping something in a different church will help Tim accept what we are teaching. This was the icing on top of my stress this week. Especially because I wasn't able to attend the lesson because we were on exchanges. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pray for Tim. If he would just make the effort to read and pray I KNOW that he would receive the answer that this is the true church.
Alva has been under a Thunderstorm for quite a few days now. Thunderstorm's out here are BRUTAL! The lightning cracks and then the thunder comes right after it and magnifies the lightning strike A LOT! Our apartment was shaking. It was pretty cool though!
Elder McVey and I have been a little sick this weekend as well. I am feeling pretty good but Elder McVey is dying so please pray for us to get better soon!
We were visiting Sister Leavitt who is a less active member in the Branch. I went to school and worked at Ace Hardware with her. We had a good lesson and her friend, Drexel, came outside and we started talking with him. Sister Leavitt went back inside because it started raining and Drexel asked if we wanted to go to McDonald's and we said sure!! We went to McDonald's and taught him the Restoration. Drexel became so interested in what we had to say and we are now going to start teaching him! He is a really cool kid and he lives in his van. We are going to go golfing with him someday and I am really excited!!
In MosiahAlma teaches his people that they should love their neighbor. I have pondered this scripture throughout this week and I think we can all apply it to our life's. There will be no contention among us if we will love everyone and serve them. As missionaries we are advised to serve our companions and we will grow to love them. Remember to love everyone!
I love and miss y'all! Remember who you are! Make good choices!
Sincerely, Elder Brisk
That is all.
HAPPY 174th BIRTHDAY RELIEF SOCITEY!!
When you are in Redneck land, you have to become redneck.
This was our redneck lesson with Shyann and Joy #Oklahoma
Only at Northwestern Oklahoma State University
will you find a community trough and sink in the bathroom
*No I was not going potty in that picture*
The only blog worthy sign in all of Alva.