Friday, August 26, 2016

The Lord has blessed us for our hard work!


Transfer Calls were Sunday night and Elder Clarke and I will both be staying in Vernon. We were shocked because we thought we would be getting split up!

Elder Clarke and I exceeded most of our goals for this week. We found 8 new investigators. How did we do that you ask...I absolutely don't even know. The Lord has blessed us for our hard work! Let me tell you about them all.

Every Thursday we take the trek to Seymour, Texas. We got a referral for a lady who requested a bible so we went to see her and give her the bible she requested. We gave her the bible and she tried to says he had to work so we asked her what time she worked and she goes "actually I don't work until 5 but.." It was currently 3. Anywho we were ruthless and wouldn't let her leave so we had a lesson with her on her porch while the neighbors were playing football. Super distracting lesson but it was awesome! She said that she knows what we shared was true. We also set a baptism date with her for October 15th.

Then we taught a girl named Kellie. (Also in Seymour) She is a members neighbor and they have met before so it is all a big coincidence but The member referred her to us. She said we have been on her mind a lot and so she knew she was suppose to listen to what we had to say. Kellie talks...A LOT! We encourage though because it means she is trying to understand. She said she will read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. She is so cool because she admitted she hasn't found the 100% truth and she is truly looking for the truth! Hint...we have that :)

On Saturday we went to the thriving metropolis of Lockett Texas. You can google it..Literally has like 5 houses. We were suppose to see a lady named Carolina but she wasn't home so we decided to knock some doors because why not!? So we tried a Less Active but he wasn't home and I saw this house and said this way and we crossed the highway to a house where we met Belinda Drennan. Belinda has family members who are members of the church. We talked with Belinda for almost an hour and got to become friends with her. We left her with a pamphlet and she said we could come back when her husband is home. They currently attend the cowboy church. (I literally HATE cowboy church because it steals your investigators!) but she said she would have to come to our church one day! I love when people come to church! :)

Next we knocked on house and this super nice lady named Amanda answered. She asked us if we wanted to come in but for some reason we were like uh...instead of asking if there was a male home and she goes "OH YOUR MORMONS NEVER MIND!" and like runs away. So we stood there confused and she comes back and opens the door. Then she realized what she just said and how we took it so she tried explaining herself. Amanda has a grandfather who is a devout member of the church so she knew the rules that we aren't aloud into a home without a 3rd male. Amanda was super nice! She has 2 kids. Serenity (3) and Dustin (1) Dustin is autistic but he really loved Elder Clarke. Serenity is a spitting image of my sister when she was little. We were able to set up a time to meet with Amanda on Sunday night when her husband Randy would be home.

We went back on Sunday night and taught them. It was a great lesson! They are a cute little happy family!

We tried Carolina before we left Lockett and she was home! She also had her friend Steve with her and we sat outside and had a lesson. I was trying to figure out the relationship between Steve and Carolina and it was so awkward....Steve said that they are just living together in sin....SO AWKWARD!

At church (once again, in Seymour) a member came up to us and said her son and fiance were interested in being baptized. So we were able to have a quick lesson with them during the 2nd block and it was great! They are so interested in the church!

The Lord has people prepared for us to teach. The Vernon Branch will become the Vernon ward if we keep it up!! :)

Love Elder Brisk 💙

That is all.

Elder Clarke and I got invited to a African American baptist church choir ears hurt

Cruise night last weekend. Everyone just drags main for 4 hours in their cool cars! 

Burkburnett Zone P-Day in Wichita falls!!


When you have been out for 6 months you burn a tie. 
When you have been out for a year you burn a shirt.
 I was a little late but I did it! Elder Clarke burned a tie since he hit his 6 month mark!

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