I remember when this whole trip started, the first twelve weeks. Now I'm at the last twelve weeks. It feels so unreal and so strange.
It's been an amazing independence week though. The Fourth of July was everything - fireworks, BBQ's, and missionary work - it could be. We started off the day with some service projects with members, helped the MacPherson family with their new flooring, later followed by mowing a lawn for the family the Addisons we are meeting and teaching. After we mowed we had a nice BBQ with some good old southern fried chicken.
Delicious! :) Afterwards, one more dinner at the Decooks home with their whole family. Ryan DeCook, their son who's going on a mission to Brazil also had his friends over. It felt so much like how home was right before the mission. We finished the day there and got to see their firework show right in their driveway. The ooohs and ahhhs, the anthems, the family and friends were all just a part of the whole magic of the night, so proud to be an American and to live and serve in this country.
Hearing that home even had the missionaries over too for the Fourth of July shows me of the influence Christ can have in us if we but come to Him. It really makes me feel like I have on impact on others because of Christ, as well as just how important it is for members to support the missionaries with their purpose.
Other than Fourth of July festivities, we also had a zone meeting last week where we got trained on how to now use the area book app on the iPads. If I didn't mention I love the iPads, I would rather have the new iPhone because it's faster and more portable, but still awesome to use such efficient tools. We've been doing lots of transferring paper work to the digital work, I hate it. But it's better than being out in the hot. It's rained almost everyday this July, tons cooler than June, the thunder and lighting is also epic. We also had several lessons with investigators, Susan Juarez, Catresse and Latresse Addison, and Jesse Robinson are all on date for baptism for the upcoming month. It's so exciting:) I love each one of these people so much it's like they're my kids even though they ain't.
Transfers are this week as well. This morning our zone leaders called, Elder Gottfredson (seen Perhaps in past photos) called to tell me some news, I'm his new companion. And to back track, last night president called to let me know I'm going to be a Zone Leader again. Another, so strange moment! Yet so exciting! It's a mix of emotions, the change, all of it. Elder Sorenson is going to be getting elder Adona, not too sure who he is but he's excited too to run the area.
That's kinda it for now, have a great week and stay cool.
Elder Adam black
Sent from my iPad :)