Monday, February 10, 2014

Just another week, and Michael Jordan he is not

Hey y'all, I can't believe that it is another Monday!  Where does the time go? 

What are you doing with the precious time that God has allowed to you to live?

This week was a full one and we have met a lot of great people and had a great zone conference!  Just a few experiences I'll share. 

Tuesday we traveled up to Columbus to be with President Cottle in training.  It was wonderful.  It is amazing how powerful the Spirit can be, if we allow it into our lives and let it work with us. 

We had a really good lesson with a part-member family in the group, Brother Gilliam isn't a member yet, but his wife is, and they have been married for 50 years! They are wonderful people.  We decided, instead of teaching a gospel lesson, we would share a message from the ensign. and how powerful it was!  It wasn't until we got to the point in the article, where Elder Scott talks of his experience in the Navy, that I remembered that this man served in the Navy also.  Towards the end of the lesson, we saw Brother Gilliam wet-eyed, not yet crying, but he was close!  It was powerful.. He will break down soon and get baptized!  I do love them. 

We also had a great experience where offering simple service brought great outcomes. 

We saw a man working on a child wagon type thing and offered to help.  I recognized his accent and I fell in love with it again.  The man and his family are from Haiti and with that French/Creole accent, it was wonderful to talk to them. We gained 5 new investigators just like that.  And they also know the other Haitians we know.  It's awesome!!  Great work with the Haitian people.  I love it.  But it was great, who would have guessed, offering to help with something as simple as putting together a little wagon.. yes, we did have to use the instructions, but that's no matter.. hahaha. 

Another highlight would have to be our experience with Corey. We met him last week and he called himself "Atheist" but he really isn't..... just uneasy right now.  But we talked with him Saturday.  We didn't bring up the gospel right away, we became friends first and connected, then, well, following the Spirit we asked about his questions about God and that.. well, turns out that all they are, are what we call, "Questions of the Soul", it was perfect..  we are excited about him.  

Saturday we played basketball with a member and some less actives and an investigator. It was pretty cool.  I just love being white and playing around black people.. haha. it helps when I wear my Michael Jordan shirt.. I feel I can play better with it :) 

(He didn't sent a picture this week, so this is an old one - not Michael Jordan!)

Valentines Day is this week?  Boo.  More like,  Happy Birthday Dad on Saturday!! 

I love you all! 
Elder Bodily

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