Monday, April 27, 2015

More Toenails...Week 65

So this week was definitely crazy. But it for true had its amazing parts!

Monday night we did have an awesome lesson with a woman named Lyn and her daughter who are both preparing to be baptized on the May 3! We are super excited for that!

Tuesday we had zone meeting in Black Rock and had to get the truck checked out after so that took a little bit so when we actually got to an appointment we were able to see Deidre who is probably one of our most progressing investigators! She loves the Book of Mormon and wants to come to church, she just needs to find a ride. But we didn't teach her anything we were able to just go over and help her in her garden, pulling weeds and stuff, so that was fun and helped her out a ton! Then we went to go see a woman named Kim but when we got there she was working in her garden also, so we helped her water and move some dirt around and left just in time to get to an appointment with a woman named Juanne where we talked to her about the restoration which went really great!

On Wednesday we had everything fall through on us except a man named Ian who we talked to about the the Atonement and I think he really enjoyed it! He loved seeing how his sins have been paid for and how is brother Jesus Christ truly loves him. It was super cool to see. But the rest of our day was spent contacting which was not too successful.

On Thursday I was able to go in early with Elder Smith and have what the mission nurse called "minor surgery" Where I just got the sides of my toenails cut out. I feel a ton better and have been kicking it in slippers for the last few days which is nice, but not so nice as a missionary... But we spent a few hours inside with my feet up then had to head out due to stir-craziness and taught Kim about the restoration and invited her to church and she said she'd come if we worked in her garden on Saturday. We also had an amazing branch council that night where things were discussed and things got done! It was one of the first real successful branch councils I'd been to in a while.

On Friday we weekly planned in the morning and had to put my feet up for a few more hours and then that evening we taught Juanne again and we showed her the restoration video which she enjoyed especially because she didn't know how much tribulation the church went through in it's early days... Then we were able to go and do a baptismal interview for a young lady in the Oistins branch who was baptized on Saturday.

So Saturday morning we were able to help kim in her garden early and then bust it over to Oistins to go to the baptism of Mikayla which was amazing! then we spent the day running the new Barbados mission Assistants around all day doing their errands with them because they can't drive and then we were able to teach Deidre that night and set a baptismal date with her! She is planning on being baptized on May 31! We're so excited!

Sunday was really good! We had an awesome sacrament meeting with four investigators who came to church! Then later that night we had a sweet lesson with a member named Jalisa and her sister about desires which I think went really well!

It was a great week! my toes are healing well I hope and should be out back again full force tomorrow or Wednesday! Should be good!

I hope you have a great week!

I love you all

Love, Elder Dorrance

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