Tuesday we laid sod and shoveled dirt for the old folks home here in town! It's Church of Christ owned so we got some good stares haha. We helped with that for a while (5.5 hours of 90 degree heat and high humidity) and talked to a guy who was in the army. He helped us and we talked as he told a few dope stories. Can't wait for my chance! I also have come to the conclusion that I never get tired. I may get winded and sore, but I will not let myself get tired. Haha I told myself that all day and I just kept goin and goin! After we did the service, the manager of the place had us talk to him and he wanted us to come over to his house and help him with some work cause he saw how hard we work! Odd thing, I love yard work...like a lot haha (Dad edit: Who are you and what have you done to my son??). Lots of experience in elder Smith and I and I guess my love for it has just increased. We let our bodies a rest a bit and tried by a few people who weren't home. We stopped by the Mauldin's and had a great lesson about the great apostasy. Dayton just melts my heart. Her hugs make me so happy!
|The gang's all here!|
|I shall call him, Jeremy.|
Friday was a full day in Brinkley because it was better for miles to exchange back on Saturday. I got eaten by mosquitos and sweated off like...10 pounds haha. Saw a few people, not a lot of success. We knocked on this one door to give someone a bible, and we heard "who's knockin on my door?!" So we give the "Jesus people" response haha but no one answered. We got back and grilled some burgers and talked a bit and had a good conversation. We're getting along a lot better than before!
|They were feeling a little flat. (boom, dad joke)|
|Look, water...and thumbs!|
|I go to 'That Church' on the corner...|
|I thought Kai said he liked yard work...project!|
It was a week full of miracles and I'm so glad it happened! I definitely have a strong testimony that God will answer our prayers. It may not be in that instant, and it's gonna take some work, but they WILL be answered. Just remember that miracles are always preceded by faith and action. So, I will leave you with one scripture before I send this email.
|Here's your sign.|
"Let brotherly love continue."
Testify Paul!! I love y'all so much and can't wait to hear back from ya!
Kings Do King Things
Goin' Buck Wild
|Thy have gators in Arkansas...and crocs!|
|I hear banjos, frogs, and and old hound dogs baying...|