Tuesday we went up to Truro and visited some members up there and helped one of them take her Christmas decorations to her storage sheds. We also had a lesson with one of the people we are teaching, Pedro, we taught him about tithing and he thought it made a lot of sense. After that we helped with the English class, which is always really awesome. I got sick at night though so after the English class we stayed in for the night
Wednesday I was sick the whole day so I stayed with Danny while Elder M n J went out and visited some people. Wednesday was pretty miserable, I think I drank a whole bottle of Pepto by the end of the night.
Thursday we did a lot of finding and a lot of street contacting which is always a blast! We also planned for the upcoming week.
Friday we had a Zone Training Meeting in Osceola, there were 18 missionaries here! After ZTM I went on an exchange with Elder Croxall, which was a super great exchange. We stayed the night in Chariton, while Elder M n J and Olsen stayed in Osceola.
Saturday almost all of our appointments fell through, but we contacted a sweet family! We got the address of this family from a high school girl, she told us that her friend could really use a visit from us. So once we got the address we typed it in the GPS and headed to her house. It was in the middle of nowhere. Not like some people think the middle of nowhere is. I mean they didn't have neighbors for 5 miles on both sides and all you could see was field. So we parked outside this abandoned looking house and walked to it. We noticed that there was a house that was actually standing about 100 yards behind it. I kept thinking the people who live out here probably live out here for a reason, they don't want to get bothered. But we just kept walking, to the door. I knocked on the door and a twenty year old guy answers the door and strikes up a conversation, and he was just super nice. He said his sister wasn't home but that he would tell her we stopped by. We then walked to the car while chicken and geese were running by us and we got in our car. It was a pretty crazy experience.
Sunday, Bishop Bair got released, and Bro Graves was called to be the new Bishop! Bishop Bair's son, Jacob, got his mission call to the Arcadia, California mission, we are so excited for him!!
This week some pretty crazy thing happened here in Iowa and back home, but I know the Lord watches out for everyone. I know this gospel is true! I know Christ lives! I know no matter what happens, the Lord has a plan.
Picture from the ZTM: