We are playing basketball with a less active today and with Jedi. Jedi is planning on serving a mission in the near future. Also I got to meet a member of the seventy in Goleta. Which is just south of Santa Barbra. On the ride back my car and another car were racing. We were constantly at 80-95 mph and same with the other car. Our Mission President found out and the people who were driving can no longer drive for the rest of their mission. We also have a device called "ti-wi" which monitors our driving and tells us when we are speeding, brake too hard, or are driving to aggressively. Us boys will be boys I guess.
My area reminds me of home so much. Except for the fact that where I live in Washington is 15 degrees cooler. We are constantly finding new people to teach and reaching out to those that are less-active. The Hill family has came to church for about 5 or 6 weeks in a row now. They are less active and are coming back. One of our investigators at church told us that she wanted to get baptized. But she lives outside of our area. We are planning on handing her off this week with the Paso 1st Elders.
My companion is great! He is constantly pushing me to work harder everyday. Whether it be during exercises or scripture studies. He helps me a ton with teaching me new rules and shares incredibly good insights during companionship studies. He's starting to get the area down more and more everyday.
My testimony has grown so much this weekend. Just with something so simple as prayer. Elizabeth wanted to read the entire BOM before she wanted to get baptized. But we taught her about the power of praying to know of the truthfulness of the BOM. Her husband was a huge supporter in praying and asking God to know if it's true. She only read to 1 Nephi 25, then she asked us to set up the baptism. We've been praying for her for many weeks. It's been about a month since we taught her a lesson. But we saw her every Sunday at church. Her husband who is less-active bore his testimony 3 weeks ago and brought her to tears. The spirit was definitely present during his testimony and for the rest of the meeting.
For service this past week we picked peaches for good ol Cowboy Larry. We have more service with him lined up this week as well. Also this was the Willardson's last week before they move to Utah. I'm going to miss this awesome family.
|Best place for a Jag|
|Late night smores|
|With Elder Tufts at Olive Garden|
|Barber Dan & wife treating elders to Olive Garden|