Week 103 – Alabama Birmingham Mission
Man.. the time is going so quick.
So here’s a rundown of our week.
We had exchanges with the Inverness elders. It was Elder Buck, Heer, and I together. We had a good exchange and worked hard. Elder Buck is super diligent and faithful. Such a great missionary. It was a lot of fun.
We had another good lesson with Hannah and Bobby. We read the first 12 verses of the Book of Mormon with them. It’s a great way to introduce the Book of Mormon and then invite them to finish the chapter.
We were able to go to Bessemer to do a little exchange with the Bessemer Elders and help them out for a couple hours. I was with Elder Braaksma, I was companions with him in Montgomery so it was cool being with him again. We biked around and had a good time. We tried seeing Landon, but he avoided us 😦
We had another good sports night. We had 20 people come to play basketball and over half aren’t members.
Some people came to visit me this week! Brother Foote and Taylor from Northport. The Brannon’s from Northport. and Harley from Montgomery was in Birmingham so we said hi.
As my time here is winding down I’m starting to get sad thinking about leaving. Growing up singing I hope they call me on a mission and just like that it seems like its over. I had an image of what I wanted to be after the two years and I feel like I’m not there yet. I still have things I struggle with, but I do know that my mission has been worth it. I know that Jesus Christ died for me. I know that my sins can be washed clean through the atoning blood of Christ. I know Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and restored this marvelous work to the earth.
2 And they had viewed themselves in their own carnal state, even less than the dust of the earth. And they all cried aloud with one voice, saying: O have mercy, and apply the atoning blood of Christ that we may receive forgiveness of our sins, and our hearts may be purified; for we believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who created heaven and earth, and all things; who shall come down among the children of men.
Here’s a video I put together this week. The audio was put together by a missionary in my mission of some missionaries reciting the Living Christ.