|Elder Smith and the GIANT Elder Adair|
Tuesday we saw a couple people! First, the Maudlin family. They're a family with 3 recent convert kids and when we got there the younger son asked me to flex my muscles and then asked to have my American flag sunglasses haha. We went out front and played football for a bit with them (my team son of course) and taught them all about the priesthood and the great apostasy! It was awesome! I also met a family named the Bowles and they're cool! They got Elder Smith and I a pizza each and we got to know them with "2 truths and 1 lie." We found a lady as we were looking for an old investigator and gave her a BOM and she wants us to come by regularly! I also met an investigator named Travis. This dude has been through some mess. He was Army infantry, has a rough background and really wants to do good. He was 50 days clean of some bad stuff when I met him! He loves the missionaries and he's gonna try to help us teach his sister as well and shoot some squirrels too! Searcy is pretty awesome!!
|Turtles, another testament of...well, you know.|
|First you take the mallow...|
Friday was a LONG weekly Planning session cause we had to plan out all exchanges and all the miles it'll take and other Zone business. It took a good bit of our day. We then started walking to the church to write and send the zone email, and then as we were walking this dude accelerates towards us and tries to hit us! Then he waved and sped off. Elder Smith and I were confused, and this dude who saw told us to press charges on him. Well as we start walking again we see the car on the main road, honking and waving at us...so we're like what the deuce is going on?? We took a short cut through a little field by our apartments (yeah this all happened within 30 seconds of us leaving the apartment) and then THIS DUDE TURNED OFF THE ROAD AND INTO THE FIELD!! Drove at us and then turned and stopped. Well it was a former investigator who just wanted to say hi! Like what the actual freak! Hahaha. It was HILARIOUS! When he was driving down the field I was ready to let this dude know I wasn't gonna let him hurt us haha. Anyways, as we were walking, another rain storm hit us (I guess it had a name - Tropical Storm Cindy). Luckily, we were by the Mauldin's and they gave us plastic bags for our iPads and told us to come by tomorrow for burgers, score! We got to the church soaking wet and were able to send the emails...but before that happened we stood outside in the rain cause we forgot the key, but tender mercy alert - a member was inside. God still made us work for what we needed as we knocked and knocked and knocked! Brother Mix was inside and he's almost deaf so it took about 20 minutes before we got in haha. We walked back trying to contact people and escaped some shady stuff, but we made it home, safe and sound!
|Watermelon relieves all the worries.|
|Because who doesn't love Ella?!|
So far, Searcy is awesome! I haven't had any stressful moments and I'm finding it easier and easier to lead while still being myself! Honestly, Zone Leader stuff isn't hard unless you make it hard and it's kinda normal missionary work. I don't know why people stress over it so much? But I'm happy to be able to serve my fellow missionaries and I'm looking forward to a great transfer!
Kings Do King Things
Goin' Buck Wild