Monday, July 14, 2014

Moving and Meetings

It was a long week.  On Tuesday and Thursday we had meetings.  Tuesday was zone conference with President Cottle in Savannah!  So that was pretty awesome.  I was able to go back to an area I have been before.  It felt good!  And to see people that I haven't seen in awhile was just amazing! Good memories.. and then Thursday we went to Hilton Head for Zone Training.  It's always good to get together with other missionaries!  This week we also helped a family move.. 3 times...  I'm not sure if the first time was last week when we re-organized their garage, then this week we packed everything up into the U-haul...  I guess it wasn't much packing up, and putting stuff in the U-haul...  Oh well.  3 full loads and 8 hours later, we were finished.  A couple days later, they called again, and had all the loose articles and knick-knacks.  That was another load... and another full storage unit.  Their lease was up on the house, so they had to move out.  So all their stuff is in storage as they wait on applications for homes.  And then guess what happens... yup.   We will help them move back in..  It was good to be able to serve them though. 

 As in harmony with our training at Zone Conference about recognizing miracles, I'd like to share a couple experiences we had this week.  The first one comes from church yesterday with the recruits on Parris Island.  Wow.  They continue to amaze me and I continue to grow a love for them more and more each week.  One of them, Recruit Jones, was brought to church last week by another recruit, a member and a return missionary from the Tucson Mission.  Last week he was open and asking questions and it was very spiritual for the 2 hours we were together. and then yesterday, talking with him, he said that he is really close to accepting it.  He expressed emotions of how he felt the spirit all week, even during the hard drills, and that he felt a peace in his heart. He was asking questions about baptism and about serving a mission!!!  That was just jaw-dropping.  We hadn't talked much about that at all.  His friend that brought him is actually his rack mate. so they sleep in bunk beds, so I know there is work being done there!  It was just so incredible.
The other comes from a lesson we had with one of our investigators.  We had only met Roscoe last week, and he was open to talking, a little bit.  We left him with a pamphlet and just said we'd come back.  Well, we went back this past week. He was out on his porch with his wife, but we first tried to talk to his neighbor, another person we met.  Well, when we got back to Roscoe, he had his bible out and was ready to talk.  His first words were, pointing to the Book of Mormon, "I do not believe in that book, and I WILL NOT read it." Well.. long story short, we put a Book of Mormon in his hands, had him read from it with us and also from the bible, since that is his background and life, and by the end he was understanding  and he said he would be doing some hard praying about it. WOW! it was incredible. 

Yesterday at church, one of the young men was here for the first time that I've been here.  He is one of the few strong priests.  He's been up in DC and then EFY at Southern Virginia University this past week.  But I have been dying to meet him, well, because he plays lacrosse!  It was awesome. We were able to talk about it, cuz he knows SVU, USU, and is going to a byu camp this next week!  haha.  He's so chill haha. 
Another cool thing this week.. so it was Chik-fil-a day on Friday.. so you already know, free food is good food.  Of course we had to dress as cows though!  No prob.  We have a friend that works there so that's always a bonus..  I gained probably 5 pounds just from CFA this week.. 4 times in a week isn't exactly healthy.. but hey, missionary work, right? :)  

Another cool thing this week, we went and walked around a thing called the Sands.  It's this boardwalk thing where you can fish from it and just look out and relax.  It was a good contacting time, but man, it was a beautiful view.  I saw little fins in the water and everyone says they are dolphins!  That's pretty cool.  Once I go fishing, I should be catching a little shark!  That's pretty normal around here. 

Well, I love you all!  have a good week :) 
Elder Bodily

No comments:

Post a Comment