Once upon a time, back to the story in Georgia:
Along the path this week we had a couple times where you might call it a drag
Yet there were still good times as well as learning, growing, all really swell
And end poem, back to regular communication.
What's it lookin' like in Utah? I'm missin' the dry heat. This past week rained like NOAH. Caused some serious humidity, like walking through saunas or a hot-tub, which would be nice if we weren't dressed in our fancy uniforms.
Now here's a sweet college campus experience:
- A member scheduled a time to do lunch on campus, the college has a new Chick-fil-A and Panda Express. So obviously we ain't gonna deny food. Money can be the struggle. So we got there, fashionably late, met up with the member, met up with another member then headed off to the Panda Line. Anyway, we got our food and headed to a table where Elder Roberts had found a guy who we met a week or so ago. His name's Nelson. He had lots of questions about the church, the book of Mormon, and really life in general. Thankfully with the members aid we were able to help him come to understand a lot of things goin' on. What was really sweet about it though, was that we got to talking to him for a while, where one of the members had to leave for his class, but right after he left another member walking to class saw us came in right at the perfect time when we were extending an invitation, rolled with it and boom. Now we have a new investigator! :)
- Talk about having a member power ranger team!
- Talk about delish!
- So I'll start off and give you the definition of the word "Shindig". Shindig: a social gathering; usually a large or lavish party. Well the YSA had a nice shindig last Friday. We were able to get an investigator to go and ended up goin' as well. The night was classy, we drive over and get to the party, and while we're walking up to the house the neighbor next door came outside her front door. She was Hispanic, about the age of my Mom, and was in tears. We could hear the worry and stress in her voice as she called us to come and help her. Like, OMFreak! how awesome! Someone wants to talk to us! Usually no one is opening doors when we knock, and now here is someone who opens and is coming to us for help. This just made my day, which was ironic cause it turns out she was having the worst day. So much was goin' on, her daughter just had a baby, she wasn't married, she said she was going to make mistakes, she didn't know what to do, and she was just brokenhearted.
- Totally an Alma experience, when he met those who were kicked out of their place of worship, who were crying cause they were kicked out and because they didn't know what to do. They had been humbled like this lady, but she recognized us as representatives of Christ. As she explained her problems we told her everything was going to be alright. We said a prayer, Elder Roberts offered it and it helped. She felt at peace. We felt at peace. The Spirit was so strong.
- After the prayer, she specifically said and knew that something inside her told her to go outside. and she knew if she did she would be okay. What a testimony builder for us as a companionship and for me, we weren't seeing to much success earlier that day, and this itself was a miracle from above. It is great to be the instruments in the Lords hand. God is so good.
- And what's really great in the end is that not only did she want us to come back and talk more to her about the gospel (she said she had a book of Mormon), but faith in Jesus Christ made her whole, and that his atonement makes all of us complete.
There's that for the week, hope you guys have a great one!
Love you lots,
Elder Adam Black
P.S. Send all mail and packages once again to the Mission Office
1150 Cole Dr SW
Lilburn GA 30047