Monday, April 28, 2014

Week 41 - A hard week, but the work must go on

This week was pretty hectic and difficult, but I grew a lot and learned a ton!!  We were on foot this week.

On Monday we had dinner at Bishop Clove's house! We invited a family over that we are teaching and we had such a great time! We had dinner together and then Sister Clove shared a great lesson. The Clove Family is soooo awesome!

On Tuesday we helped out at the local homeless shelter for a couple hours. After that we tried to visit people that we had planned to see. But all of those fell through and walking takes a lot more time than driving. At about 5 we headed to soccer practice to coach our team.

On Wednesday we went on exchanges with our Zone Leaders. Elder Kilpatrick and I had a great time serving together for the day! We taught Angel about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and he loved it. We asked him if he would prepare to be baptized on June 7th he said yes!! The rest of the day was spent walking in the rain and trying to find more people to teach.

On Thursday we had our district meeting, it was very good.  After that we had a great lesson with a man named J.R.. Then due to the rain, soccer practice was canceled and we spent four hours in the pouring rain knocking doors with no success.  We kept going and realized tomorrow is a new day.

On Friday everything fell through once again, but at least it wasn't raining. At this point my feet were destroyed from walking so much, but we just kept going.   They were pretty much bleeding, but I put mole skin on the areas that killed and it helped a little.  I am going to buy some Dr. Scholls inserts today so that should help.

On Saturday pretty much the same thing, my feet just hurt more.

On Sunday we had a great church service. But during the Priesthood we got a text from a man we are teaching that he wants us to stop coming by. After church we went to West Liberty where we were caught in a storm! We had no car so we had no shelter. I had never seen so much rain before in my life.  Within 5 minutes the streets where flooded and we were soaked!! 

Last week was definitely a week where God wanted us to grow! Through the rain and the rejection I truly wanted to just say "I give up" but I realize that not everyone is called to have great days every day on their mission everyday. This week I really don't know why everything fell through and didn't go how we wanted it to. But I guess that is up to God.

This week we are very excited to go out and work hard once again. The work must go on.  Elder Steele and I are going to the Nauvoo temple on Saturday, a member is driving us.  From my new area it's about an hour and a half a way.

Elder Roberts 

1 comment:

  1. Keep it up RJ! You can do it. We are praying for you (and your feet).