December 18, 2015
Not sure where my other email went that I was typing up. It just sort of poofed! So here's the abridged version of my past week!
Monday you already know about. Yay for late emails from last week!
Tuesday was solid but slow. Awesome lesson on receiving revelation with N*** and D***. She us so spiritually hungry it is awesome. She is one of our biggest miracles here in Jonesboro. Mix in a little finding and contacting some referrals. Dinner with the D*** family. It was great, even if we stayed a bit longer than we should have! Had a great lesson with them about serving a full-time mission and the importance of preparing ourselves daily. Finished it up with a great lesson with A*** on the Plan of Salvation.
Wednesday was the Christmas Zone Conference. I'll send out pictures in a sec. (Assuming I remember). It took up most of our day, with the last little bit just us running around trying to visit people who weren't home.
Thursday was intense as we were involved in the scare at ASU. We had been at the campus doing some work there when we were told we had to evacuate. Lots of running, people in hysterics, and nobody knew what was going on. Finally we found out after we were holed up in the ROTC building with some of our army buddies. Found an awesome guy there named Brian, and because we were holed up in the same room we got to have several awesome conversations with him the entire time. There really is a silver lining to every mushroom cloud! We saw him again later that day along with his wife and two kids.
Friday consisted of us running around like mad again contacting as many people as we possibly could. We made a little headway and set an appointment for tonight with a new contact. Lesson with N*** and D*** at M***'s, the land of magical appointments. It seems like every time we go in there we find someone we either already know or someone else who would want to talk with us. Finished up the day with dinner at the Boudrero's
Saturday was a lot of missed appointments. A lesson with Q*** and his family. Lesson with A*** finishing up the Plan of Salvation and on Enduring to the end. Day ended with a baptism of the Spanish Elders'.
Sunday we had church, not very many of our investigators came, but we were super happy that some of them did want to come. Lunch with the M***. Then lots of driving around to different churches trying to start up an inter-religious service campaign. We'll see how it goes; we hope to keep working on it later this week. We had dinner with the S*** family at the end of the day, and that went really good but really long also; they weren't ready when we showed up. Lol
That's about it for this week. Sorry I don't have time to write more, but I'll try to keep my emials from getting eaten by the internet next time! Love you all!
~Elder Jayden Barker