Saturday, March 5, 2016

District Meetings, Bike Checks, and Good Eats

February 29, 2016

Hey Y'all!
     This week has been amazing. Lots and lots of Miracles as usual!
Monday night we did service for a new member in the Ward and we ate at his place called The Red Onion. It's super swanky, like 14 bucks for some Mac and Cheese if that gives you an idea. A member of our Ward owns it so we get to eat there once a month and it is SO good. We saw a less active family, the Grants, and visited some old investigators.

Tuesday we had our own District Meeting and it was super good!
President and Sister Craig came and it was a really good experience. We had bike checks in the pouring rain afterwards and President Craig took all of us out for pizza after. It was awesome. We found a few new people and taught Book of Mormon class at the church that night.

Wednesday we had trade offs with the AP's and that was super fun. I went with Elder Thompson in Jacksonville and we taught a couple of people. We went to this guy Toms house for dinner and he fed us some super good meatballs and cake balls for dessert. He's been investigating the church forever. 

Thursday we drove back and went to Elder Fadely's district meeting across town. It was pretty good. It's interesting being abl to go to everyone in the zone's district meetings and see the different ways each district leader runs their district. We contacted some people and had Elders Quorum trade offs that night. I went with Bro. Weiler to go see Emmanuel and we had a super good lesson with him. It got a little bit weird after that. We tried to see 2 other potentials we had and one dropped us due to Godhead concerns and I had to bear down in pure testimony against this guy and then this crazy lady answered the door and just started yelling about who knows what. Anyways! 

Friday we weekly planned and saw a few less actives and contacted a referral. One of the less actives, Sandi, we had a lesson with outside and as it ended a huge German Shepard jumps up from inside and locks the door! So Elder Vance gave me a boost up onto her roof (super scary) to see if I could open the second story window. I couldn't. So we went around back and actually got one of her sliding doors open, so it all worked out. It was fun. 

Saturday we drove way out to Archer, (like 30 Miles) to help out this food distribution place called Farmshare. They LOVE the missionaries and all of us from Gainesville were there to help. These people were the nicest and it was great to get to talk to them as we helped them. We saw a few other people on Saturday and brought Emmanuel (baptized last week) with us to go and teach one of his friends! He is amazing. 

And Sunday Emmanuel got confirmed and got the Priesthood already! After church we went door knocking and found three new investigators out of the seven doors we knocked. Miracles! 

Happy P-day everyone! Also I got to drive through Starke to get to JAX and saw a confederate flag flying again. It's been such a long time...

Elder Toolson

The Red Onion

 Starke, FL

I'm assuming this is Starke also.

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