Week 29 – Alabama Birmingham Mission
Well another week has come to end. This week we had an exchange in West Point. The way our mission does it is that both companionships go to one area. So the 4 of us were in West Point. I was with Elder Svenson most of the day. He’s from Canada and is a great missionary. It was a lot of fun we talked to a guy with a giant beard who was so excited to just talk to someone I wish I would’ve taken a picture with him.
The YSA had a shotgun shooting activity, sadly we can’t shoot shotguns so I shot shotguns.. with my camera.
Also the Picards had us all over for a BBQ after district meeting 🙂
We saw the Conners three times this week we’re really trying to step it up with them and find new ways to help them.
We saw Ashley and had a really great lesson about the Plan of Salvation. She really liked the idea of it and was intrigued by the 3 degrees of glory and said that Mormonism makes the most sense out of all the religions she’s studied. She’s just so busy with work and school she just needs to find time to read and pray. She has so much potential.
We were hoping to have 7 at church this week but we got 1.. and the 1 was Merl who’s come practically every week for the last 3 years. It’s so hard to get people to come to church.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”