This last week has been an intriguing one. It started off pretty bad after transfers as we realized our predicament with miles. We are allotted a certain amount of miles we can drive the car each month and we needed to travel much more than that. We decided to take it one step at a time. Wednesday morning we spent on our bikes. We went to a local dog park/running track and started talking to people. For the majority of the morning things went pretty well. We finished up started to head back home to get the car and stuff for our district meeting. Elder M’s derailleur (the gear-change mechanism) on his bike came completely loose from the frame and got caught up and bent into the rim of his tire which was already in bad shape from a previous mishap in his last area. So that ended any hope of us using bikes along with the car to save on miles traveled. Well as we all know the Lord works in mysterious ways, and from then on the rest of the week got better and better.
The next couple of days we worked hard to not use up a lot of our miles. We were able to take a look at the miles we would need to travel the rest of the month and not go over. It’s been such a blessing for us.
Another Blessing that we received this week was on Thursday afternoon. We had gone to see some of our potential investigators in the western part of our area. We talked to a guy by the name of Greg. We offered our services to him and left him a card with our number on it. Saturday morning we got a call from Greg’s wife asking if we could come over sometime that day and help them out with putting a fence up. We gladly accepted and went over to help. While we were there helping they started to ask us a lot of questions about what we do as missionaries and other things about our church. We were able to talk to them about the Plan of Salvation, as well as the Word of Wisdom and other topics that the church has a standpoint on. It was a very productive. At the end of the visit we again offered to help another time and they gladly accepted. We probably won’t be able to see them this coming weekend but the next weekend we should be able to help them again.
This weekend we had a lot of success in setting up appointments with a couple of less active and/or struggling families. One of which was notorious for “not liking the Elder’s”. Since we have been working on teaching with pamphlets we have asked these families to help us practice using them. Most of those that we have set up to teach have either less active spouses or non-member spouses. We are very excited about teaching them.
That’s pretty much all the exciting stuff that’s happened for us this week I hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend!
Elder Kody Kitchin