So our mission is now a technology mission so I now have a smartphone and we are using Facebook to contact members and investigators. We can use it for pretty much whatever as long as its being used to fulfill our purpose. All of our record keeping is moved to the smartphone so we have to spend 2 hours a day entering in old information into the area book app until its all in.. we have 2 area books so this is gonna take a while.
Well those two bible referrals that we had appointments with this week didn’t go through. We set up another appointment with each of them later in the week and same thing happened.
Yesterday we had a lady named Nell who we met a month or so ago come to church. She lives in Union Springs 45 minutes away but is in town taking care of her aunt. Her aunt lives around the corner from the Carter Hill building and we had stake conference so it all worked out. She couldn’t find her dress shoes so she wore her Jordans. She enjoyed it and very excitedly told us she wanted to talk with the pastor and hurried up front after and talked to one of the members of the stake presidency. We’ve been trying to help her understand the restoration but she just doesn’t get it and we don’t know how we can be more clear that there is one true church.
email@example.com Week 80 – Alabama Birmingham Mission Montgomery Alabama So this week we had two media referrals for people who requested free bibles and they are actually somewhat interested in learning more about the restored gospel. We gave them their bibles and shared the Book of Mormon with them and gave them each one. We…
firstname.lastname@example.org Week 79 – Alabama Birmingham Mission Montgomery Alabama We had interviews with President Sainsbury this week but he was 2 hours behind and we had an appointment so we waited 2 hours and had a 5 minute interview. We met with Franchezaka and we were planning on teaching her the restoration but she had…
Well another week down. I’ve been super tired this week. I don’t think you’re ever not tired as a missionary.
I’ve been out here for 18 months now! Its so weird to think in 6 months this will all be over and I won’t be in Alabama anymore. There’s still a lot I want to accomplish so I better get to work!
Yesterday we went downtown to do some contacting and saw a group of people dressed in jean attire. We watched from a distance and thought they were making a music video. We went over and started talking to them. Turns out they’re the Baja Angels “Baja like you know what Taco Bell is?” is how they described it. We got 2 new potential investigators from their group lol Elder Anderson told us to work with people 16-25 he would be so proud.
I’m 21! What better way to spend it than talking to people about Jesus haha. We’ve had a good week here in Montgomery.
I got double birthday dinners this week 🙂
First on my birthday we got to spend some time with the Villalobos and have dinner with them. We had burgers and they had some bomb ice cream cake. They’re such a great family I love spending time with them. They even gave me oreos and fun socks.
On Thursday the Wrights had us over and they asked what I wanted so I asked for tacos. Turns out their family tradition is tacos for birthday dinners so I’m officially a part of their family haha. They’re really fun too.
Another week gone by. It’s been a good one. So this week we had transfers. Elder Braaksma got transferred to Anniston and I stayed in Montgomery and got Elder Beach. He’s from Logan Utah and has been out about 6 months.
What a week!
So we got 3 inches of snow. Thats the second time we’ve gotten snow this transfer which is really abnormal for Alabama. Because of the ice and snow Montgomery like shut down and the highways were closed and we were told to stay inside most of the day.
We got our car back Thursday which was a huge blessing.
Roll Tide!! Alabama are national champions again!
Our car has been in the shop for a week now. There was a dent in the side from last year that the mission wanted fixed. We miss her dearly. We’ve made it work though. We’ve had a lot more time to walk or ride our bikes. I’ve actually enjoyed the biking its nice getting some exercise in. Yesterday we walked 11 miles according to my fitbit!
So this week we met a lady named Felicia. She had been homeless for a little while but now has a home and is trying to get closer to God. We had a great lesson with her where we taught her the retoration. At the end of the lesson she said, “Man I just feel so good right now. I feel like I’ve never felt before.”
During district meeting Elder Hanratty gave a training about time and how precious it is. Time just moves and moves. Gotta make those moments count.
Church this week was pretty interesting haha. So on Saturday we visited an active lady in Tuskegee and encouraged her to share her testimony. She bore her testimony for like 15 minutes on Sunday haha. There was another testimony where someone shared that their
This week we met a man named Josh. A member from Clanton told us we should reach out to him so we did. He’s 35 and he’s house sitting for a little house. He’s on the rougher side of town so he pretty much stays there so that nobody breaks in and makes meth. All he has is a little reclining chair and an airmatress. It’s been really cold here and all he has is a little fireplace. He has a couple blankets but we gave him another to hopefully help him a little. We had two visits with him this week. We shared the restoration and it went pretty well. During our second visit he really opened up and shared things about his life. He had even read the first 3 chapters of the Book of Mormon between our visits. The Gospel of Jesus Christ can help people regardless of their circumstances.