Tuesday was pretty normal. District meeting was good, the STL's came. We went to see a guy with Devaux but of course he couldn't meet then and rescheduled for Wednesday, so Devaux took us to get some gyros at a Greek place. We then went to Walmart and got stuff for service finding. The sisters didn't text in and didn't call or answer their phone, so we called the ZL's and the STL's to let them know. They're supposed to be in by 9:00 but at 9:45 they didn't answer and phone went right to voicemail, so we headed out to go check on them. Keep in mind they live about 45 min to an hour away. As we were getting ready they finally called...well...they had turned off their phone and forgot to text in. Speck was having a panic attack.
|Those ribs though...go better with smolder.|
of doing work ask to work for free, I would put them to work. As we were walking, we got chased off by a mad, foaming pitbull. No one in the south keeps their ruthless mutts on leashes or chains so they go roaming and attacking for no reason. I pulled a knife on it and got ready to defend my own, but it backed off. We also talked to some dude who tried to destroy our testimonies with his logic on how religion is evil and drags people to hell and then used a misunderstood scripture to tell us that and so we tried testifying but he wouldn't allow us to because it doesn't matter what we think...I was pretty silent the whole time (so that I didn't blow and rail on him) and he took it as I was receptive to his BS and pointed at me saying I will remember his words and follow his advice...that torqued my shorts...very fierce. We legit told him to have a good day and I walked away very fast. He said a roadside prayer with us and asked god to lead us in the right path and I about walked away. I'm telling you my patience is getting pretty strong. But good thing, Devaux bought us ribs so that outweighed some of the bad! We also found a huge snake and got a kitten. Pretty weird freaking day. But my feet were shot and I was pretty upset with Satan.
|Snakes, why did if have to be snakes?|
Friday was very very VERY hot. Humidity is picking back up and so is the heat. Gary Faught, a member we haven't seen in a while, got back in contact with us and took us to see Mike and we had a great lesson! He's still struggling with word of wisdom, but we are making a plan with him to help him! We were able to help him see the light in the dark, that Christ suffered so that we could repent and not be bound by death or affliction or sin. We read Alma 7:11-13 with him and he was baffled! To ensure he keeps reading, we had him put his Book of Mormon on his pillow to remind him to read every night. He wants to join the church so bad! Brother Hooper, the member he lives with, had some great input and I think he is gonna help rebuild his fire! We've had some District problems, but all will be well in the end.
|For some reason a smile just won't do...|
|It seems this was a delicious meal.|
|Southern scarecrow...not keeping the snakes out!|
every other holiday besides Easter and Christmas. Literally, "greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Don't take this day for granted, but use it to pay respect. Have fun and enjoy your day, but remember those who can't enjoy today because of the price they paid for it. I love y'all, don't ever forget that!
Kings Do King Things
Goin' Buck Wild