Tuesday, May 20, 2014

5/12/14 - Jordon

Well, this I pretty much told home about how things are going here in my call home yesterday, but I'll talk about it for those not involved with the call.
We have a few investigators across the spectrum as far as progression is concerned.One doesn't want to meet with us until she reads the whole Book of Mormon, and we can't sway her otherwise. Another is fairly interested, but has difficulty in meeting with us because she has some health issues (it also makes it difficult for her to come to church on a regular basis). And, our last one Is really interested and wants to be baptized in June. However, her father is causing issues, and we can't meet with her until either her father gives the go ahead or the girl turns 18, which happens to be next Thursday (the 24th). But, we're guessing her turning 18 will not solve the problem. All we can do for her at this point is wait. We hope this pans out alright.
We had a bit of a miracle happen the other day. We were on our way to visit one of our members, semi-on a whim, not in the area that we had planned to go to. On our way there, however, a lady (Monica) flagged us down and wanted to talk. She told us that her grandfather had passed away recently, and she wanted us to give her and her son a blessing. I figured out that she wasn't looking for a Priesthood blessing, but instead was thinking of a prayer asking for comfort. We happily did so. She was very grateful for the prayer. We talk for a bit afterward, and she said that she had gotten help from the missionaries a few times before. We gave her our number so she could call us if she needed any more help. It seems like she might have some potential for teaching. I'm glad we were able to help out.
On Monday we got together as a zone and played Chess. I know what your thinking...Chess? Yes, chess. But what made this special was that we made it lifesize, using Missionaries as the pieces. It was a lot of fun. We brought some props to fight each other with, including foam swords, a Nerf gun, and light-sabers. I used my pointer, semi as a dagger, but mostly as a wand. And, I also brought this (see attached picture). I got a little creative. I took a wooden dowel, duct taped a tennis ball to the end, and wrapped it in some blue fabric. I think it looks kinda cool. a little like a scepter perhaps.
That about covers it for this week. Until next time.
Con amor,
-Elder Jordon Hill-

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