Tuesday, November 22, 2016

16 Months!


Great Googly Moogly I hit 16 months tomorrow!! Time flies by so fast out here it's crazy!!

Not sure if you know about Tiwi, the little box that yells at us for our driving, but the one in our new car is very sensitive. Since we got the new car I have gotten 7 aggressive drivings :D
Fingers crossed they don't call and get mad at me because they think I am driving like a maniac. Luckily we were able to call the Tiwi people so we could reset it. Now it is nice to me! :)

I was called to be the 1st Counselor in the young mens presidency of the Vernon Branch on Sunday and Elder Davis was called to be the 2nd. We are so excited to work more closely with the young men in the Branch so we can prepare them to serve missions and become converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This new calling also means that we will get to be involved in all of the youth activities and we are super excited for that as well!!

This week Elder Davis and I have been searching for people who are ready to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives. We have found a lot of Potential Investigators!! Unfortunately we haven't had much contact with Stephanie or Paula because everyone and their dog is getting sick!!

A week ago we met a lady named Holly and she was very nice and invited us back sometime because she was feeling sick. We went back this week and her Husband Joel was home with their 2 little girls. Joel is a stay at home Dad and Holly works at Walmart. They are an awesome little family and said that we could come over on Tuesday. This young family is just want the Vernon Branch needs!

It is so important to talk to EVERYONE!! You never know if you will be passing up someone that Heavenly Father has placed in your path. For example we like to put our bikes on our car and drive to the park as a central location and then bike around from there. While we were getting our bikes there were these 2 guys sitting in their truck. I went over and started talking to them and they were so cool!! Their names are Samuel and Daniel. They are buddies who have both gone through a recent divorce involving children. Samuel is a lot more talkative than Daniel!! We were able to teach them about God's love for us which is why he has provided us the Book of Mormon to help us through our trials. Hopefully we can meet with them again this week!

In Seymour we had 20 minutes before our appointment with a less active member so we decided to walk the streets. We saw these 2 guys and ended up talking with them for 30 minutes!! They were so intrigued by the Book of Mormon and even wanted to download the LDS Gospel library app on their phones so they could listen to it! James lives in Lubbock so we had to pass him off to the other mission but his Brother (Still don't know his name) Lives within our area and is moving to Seymour so hopefully we can teach him!! Once again...TALK WITH EVERYONE!

A few weeks ago I mentioned a guy named Lupe Ramirez that we met. Lupe told us to give him a call the Saturday before church that week we met him and when we tried calling him his phone didn't work. We figured he really wasn't interested and didn't think to much about it. Well we saw Lupe again and he started asking us why we didn't call him to go to church!? We were so confused and of course his phone number worked there. We were able to set up another time to have a lesson with him on Tuesday.  We went over Tuesday with Robert Gomez and they were instantly friends! Within the first 5 minutes of being there Lupe said he wanted to follow us over to see our church and we were so shocked!! We immediately and joyfully accepted and gave him a tour of our church where we also watched the Restoration DVD. He loved it and said he would be at church on Sunday....LUPE CAME TO CHURCH!!!! Guys this kind of stuff literally never happens!! The only problem is he isn't to fond of "Woman Preachers" and the entire stake young woman presidency spoke Sunday...He said we could come see him this week so I guess that is a good sign!!

We went to see Floyd who we still haven't had a lesson with and he said we should go pray with his neighbor who just got out of prison and he was going to see if we would actually go pray with her so we walked across the street and started talking with Jessica and her cousin Shane. Jessica was in Prison for a drug problem and is interested in attending the addiction recovery program the Johnson's hold on Tuesday nights. She even claims to have been to our church a a young age. We said a prayer and exchanged contact info with Jessica. We went back over to Floyd's house assuming he would be super pleased with our "Christian example" but he just kind of brushed us off. Oh well!!

We meet with Brother Ricky Gilpatrick every Friday night at 8 pm. We have been focusing on asking for referrals and Ricky gave us the name and address of a lady he does service for. We stopped by Janice's house after church and she was outside! Janice said she was baptist and wasn't interested, just like everyone else in Vernon, but after talking with her she loved us!! She even referred us to Cindy, this lady she works with that is "bitter and hates the world". She wanted us to go by but didn't know her address so we followed Janice over to her co worker Cindy's house and she pointed it out to us. We were being secretive  because Janice doesn't want Cindy to know she sent us. Janice said that she had a prayer roll with names she would love to give us!?!?!? Like OK whatever I guess we'll take em!

Usually the Holiday weeks are slow but we are busy clear until Wednesday afternoon!!


Love Elder BriskπŸ’œ
That is all.

I lost my clip name tag so I had to borrow one from Elder Davis until my new one comes! 
Nobody even noticed πŸ˜‚

 Elder Christiansen and I were trying to be serious because we never were!!

 Had to say goodbye to Elder Christiansen and Sister Scadden πŸ™

 He hasn't learned that I send weird selfie's I find on my camera home....😈

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