Tuesday, September 6, 2016

This Week of Awesome

Hello All,
So This week has been kind of crazy I decided to do a day to day run by so one paragraph is one day.
On Monday we went to try and contact a recent convert named Garland. When we went there we tried knocking on his door and he wasn't there. but his mom said that we could come by another time. We knew that this area had probably been tracted to death but we decided to try a few doors. and and we got the door shut in our face a few times. But while we were walking back to our car. Garland's mom told us he got home and we could teach him a quick lesson. He is super cool, 14 years old, only member in his family, Used to live in the ghetto of Oakland, has apparently done nearly everything bad a person can do, and is totally turning his life around with the help of the gospel. so yeah that is what we did monday. also dinner cancelled on us. thats #1
On tuesday we did service for the Brentwood 1st sisters and then we had my first district meeting then had to finish studies. District meeting was fun and we talked about a sacrifice we should do for the work. Like waking up earlier to get to exercise on time. Then we had one of the most boring hours of my life. We were trying to find this house but couldnt find it so we went and tried to contact members but none of the houses had lights on. and we only knock on the door if we feel like the spirit is telling us to if the lights are off so we dont offend anyone. so that was boring. also diner cancelled. thats #2
On wednesday, we did more organizing of the really messy area books, yes because we have two area books and they are both really bad. so we did some of that. then we did some tracting then we went to dinner with the Rogers family then and the father works for a energy drink company and you could really tell, he talked a mile a minute and we got to meet the bishop of Marsh Creek.
On Thursday we had ZLC because Elder Tolman is a District Leader so I got to fo on a quick exchange with a Elder Kaitokau, He is awesome and from Hawaii. We went tracting and found 2 potentials and 1 referal so that was cool. We went to finish Studies then we went to dinner with the Aedo's. it was really cool we got to 3 referrals in that dinner and we taught an awesome lesson.
On Friday we had weekly planning all day, and I mean all day we didn't leave the apartment because our dinner cancelled. Thats #3 but the bought us the habit so that was okay. that was Friday.
On Saturday we really wanted to just meet one of our investigators, we finished planning( it takes forever) we went out trying to go meet some of the investigators and it didnt go to great, but we got to meet a awesome family that has been on 4 senior missions, alot at church history sites. and they are such great examples.
Sunday was the best day ever. we were fasting for a new investigator, or to meet an investigator. we went to church an we got there and after Brentwoods Sacrament meeting. We met Sister Aedo, and she had brought her referral to church. and then she was the only one in Gospel Priciples so we taught her a lesson in that and set up an appointment for Friday. Miracle of the week. I will tell you more about her next week. Her name is Tara

Elder Stokes

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