Not sure if you have ever seen a deer jump over a fence or not...ITS SO COOL! We saw this deer on the side of the road on our way to Seymour and we stopped to take a picture but this stupid truck past us and scared it and it literally turned into a reindeer, graciously jumped and glided over the fence for a good minute and then landed. We also saw a Buck do the same thing except it was running from a dog. Lots of animals were seen this Thanksgiving on the way to Seymour. It was basically a Texas Zoo.
Last Sunday Elder Davis and I fasted for a new investigator. After Church we got a referral for a lady named Victoria. She requested a Bible like everyone does. We were able to deliver her bible to her and she was so cool!! She said she hasn't been going to church and she lives with her mom, son, and 2 grandson's. With the Holiday's we haven't been able to meet with her again but she said she might just surprise us and come to church!!!!!! she didn't..
We went to Quanahwith the Johnson's to do service at the hospital. They have a cool program where they feed people who need help with Thanksgiving and so we got to slice some Turkey and ham. We also got to do dishes and I must say that commercial dishwashers are literally so fun! Washing dishes in 1.5 minutes is a blast! Elder Johnson decided he is going to be a dishwasher when he gets home! There were also 3 sisters from the Triangle Ranch and the 2 sisters serving in the Childress Branch. Our church was representing well. Quanah is actually right outside the mission boundary but President is so cool and let us go! They had free hot chocolate and an endless supply of multiple coffee creamer flavors so we tried all of them and Elder Johnson fell in love and is now addicted.
There are these former investigators who have met missionaries for years here. Their names are Kenny and Michelle. They invited us for Thanksgiving so we went by the day before to make sure we were still invited and they invited us over for ribs that night and then Thanksgiving the next day! They love feeding us! We are hoping we can start teaching them but they just went on a cruise and now they are going on another one and then going to Vegas so not sure if we will catch them before they go...Wish us luck!
We saw Tom this week. He has been M.I.A. for a while. Not much has happened there. He still wants to come to church but when Ricky went by to pick him up he didn't answer...same ole Tom!
Thank the Lord we were able to see Lupe this week! He wasn't to bothered by the fact that the young women's presidency spoke but he is use to having a preacher and since President Lowery didn't get up and preach it was a little weird for him. A lot different than the other church's he has been too. He said he would come to church again though but he got sick so he wasn't there this Sunday. Next week!
MIRACLE!!! So this week we had a huge miracle. Elder Davis and I have been trying to visit every member on the directory and there is this family named the Blevins. Every time I have been by they just say they are not feeling good or say they will call us...never do. So we went by and Brother Blevins came out and was all "listen guys I'm probably not going back to the Mormon church." He went on to say a lot of other things and that he has a problem with the Book of Mormon. Well he was talking to us and we couldn't get a word out so he goes "Let me tell you my testimony briefly" Well then he invited us inside instead of sharing it briefly. Long story short we went inside. He told us of this dream he had when he was in a coma for 8 days after a heart attack and how he saw Jerusalem. Then on the right he saw this big white building and he knew that is where Christ was and that kind of jump started him to behave. I didn't share this with him but I interpret the white building in his dream as a temple. I had him explain what it looked like to me! Of course Christ would be at the Temple! Anywho we offered to do service, he accepted, said he would feed us this huge meal, and then invited us for Christmas dinner atand gave us a whole pumpkin pie. WOAH! So he probably IS coming back to the Mormon church :)
The church has released the new Christmas initiative for this December.
The video is called #LIGHTtheWORLD and is on https://www.mormon.org/
This year we are encouraged to be a light as Christ was. On the website it gives ideas of how you can be involved everyday by completing an act of service. For exampleis Jesus Honored his Parents and so can you. It gives an idea that you can call(not text) your mom. Sorry Mom I won't be able to call...
I hope you will checkout this website and plan ahead to participate this Christmas season. It starts onso don't delay!
I love Christmas!! Our apartment is already decorated! The tree is up and I have no presents under it so please help!! :)
Love Elder Brisk
P.S. Hot Chocolate with Hazelnut cream is the bomb and I recommend it to all! :D
That is all.
HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!!!
Elder Bills is one of my favorite human beings!!
Service outside the mission!
Helped Robert with his Christmas lights and about died.
LOOK MOM I'M ON THE ROOF!!!!
Did Service in Vernon too and everyone was calling me Turkey Man!!! So much fun!!!
I ate a good serving of all of this..
The Texas Zoo as mentioned in the email
Everybody loved my Turkey Tie.
To bad this was the last time I could wear it on my mission :(
Why does my companion love cats so much??