Boy, oh boy! I can't believe I have already been here in Kansas for Three weeks! Time is flying by; it is so unfair! At least I am doing what I can to enjoy it while I am here.
This week has been incredible, and we had a ton of miracles surface. This week Elder Eyre and I were on bikes or on foot all week, and we had a ton of success while doing it. It was great. Some of the highlights include having a member go out with us, chalking up a sidewalk, and finding some new investigators. Plus, I found out the prison food here tastes great!
We didn't have a lot of dinners planned this week. The ward is just having a little bit of trouble adjusting to the fact that they now have four young hungry teenagers to feed instead of two. However, as we have done our best to work anyway, the Lord has provided. On both Wednesday and Thursday, we didn't have dinners planned, but we worked to contact less active members and active members along with potentials and referrals in the areas we were working. On Wednesday, an active family ended up inviting us in and telling us they had made way too much food, and gave the rest to us! Thursday, a potential investigator just miraculously started making us sandwiches as we were talking to him. The Lord sure does have his hand in everything!
Thursday night we also had an amazing member, Brother Vu, go out and teach with us. We had a lesson planned, but it fell through, so we fell back onto "inspired tracting" which is basically knock on every door that you, or the member with you, gets prompted to knock. We ended up having more success that way than with any other tracting I have done. We also got to visit a recent convert here named Nicole who has been struggling. It was really neat to see the Spirit fill her home when we were there, and see how happy she was to see us and tell us her favorite scripture (Alma 41:10, followed by Alma 32, and Moroni 9).
Friday night, we ate with a soon to be member who was in prison for five years. He made us fried burritos (basically chimichungas) and prison cake (only two ingredients: oreos and carbonated soda). It was really fattening, but at least I know what they eat in prison here. We did have a great time hearing his conversion story and how he has really had a mighty change of heart. He is probably one of our favorite members here.
|Elder Pack's birthday|
|Elder Pack's birthday decorations|
|Chalking the sidewalk at the Institute|
I realized I have been neglecting a list of those who could use prayers, so here is a pretty nice list for you. The Miners (especially Landon), Sister Mallett, Linda, Jackie and Trinity, Germaine Miller, the Mainvilles, Marcell, the Griffees, the Koiralas, Mike and Brandy, Amber and Bryant, Sister Rodriguez, Jesse and Jessica, the Siegs, the Mondays, and the Killens.
I love you all tons! Keep being amazing!