Another good week in Texas

So this week was a little different but it was good over all. πŸ™‚ It kept us on our feet!!! πŸ™‚

So Monday we had a good day with pday and then after we had dinner with the L family and then finalized the service we were going to be doing for them the next day. πŸ™‚ Then we had lessons with S and R and then with R and C. πŸ™‚ They were pretty good and we were able to start going over the Plan of Salvation with them. πŸ™‚

Tuesday we had a fun day of service!!! And I missed doing service….I haven’t done service, like actual service, for like 3 transfers!!! So… 4 months. O.o yea…that’s a long time!! But we were able to help the Lunas paint the inside of the house and the Hewitt elders were able to help us out with that. πŸ™‚ We didn’t think it’d take that long, but it took up all the time we had planned for and then they graciously fed us some dinner!!! πŸ™‚ The Hewitt elders were LOVING having Puerto Rican food. πŸ™‚ hahah I couldn’t stop laughing!!!!! Then after we had a few good random lessons with people. One that really stuck out to me though was with a less active family! She also told me that I apparently was the first missionary in 2 years that sent her a message/called her to see where she was when I didn’t see her at church on Sunday, and how she liked that because she felt important to God! And then apparently I’m the only missionary that has shared a personal story from my life that actually related to their lives and it helped them somehow I guess. It was just one of those days that I felt like I was being an instrument in the hands of the Lord without really noticing it or thinking about it. πŸ™‚ So it was comforting.

Wednesday we had zone council down in Temple and it was good!! πŸ™‚

Thursday we had a good planning day, kinda the norm, but we went over what we talked about in zone council and how we could apply it into our area and what not. πŸ™‚ then we had a good dinner as well!! It was with the C family, who invited their daughter to church the first week that we were here in Waco! πŸ™‚ We had tried to go over and visit them, but we hadn’t been able to get in touch. But right then and there, Hno C called his daughter and set up an appointment with us that night at 8! It was AWESOME!!! πŸ˜€ hahahaha so we went and taught her and her family!! we also had a lesson with R and it was AMAZING!!!!!! I basically just asked the question, ” do you believe that these things we are teaching you are true?” And this was also after she had kinda opened up to us and been talking about random things and her just being super happy about what she was learning. πŸ™‚ And then…. word for word she said, “If I didn’t believe in these things, I wouldn’t keep inviting you over to share more with me.” I couldn’t stop smiling. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And so we talked about it and then we talked about the plan of salvation and all that she could say about it (because she read all about it in the pamphlet we gave her) “it’s so beautiful.” πŸ™‚ It truly is though, the Plan of Salvation is Beautiful!!!

Friday we had a crazy day….like super crazy…..we were suppose to exchange with the zone leaders that afternoon at 3:30, I was gonna stay here and Elder L was gonna come be with me…but then their service that they were doing was going a little too long…..and so then it got pushed back to 5…then at 6:30 we finally exchanged…and I went down to Belton instead!! πŸ™‚ hahah so EVERYTHING was turned upside down but it was good for Elder M because he had to learn how to adapt in circumstances that aren’t ideal, and he hadn’t really prepared for the lessons that we had that day because he didn’t think he’d be there. πŸ™‚ So it was a good experience for him, I think. πŸ™‚

I had a good long night with Elder L. We taught one of their investigators who is surprisingly progressing!!! He is a very confused soul but he is elect and it is awesome how he is accepting the gospel. πŸ™‚ The gospel truly is for everyone!!! But anyway, after an interesting lesson and giving him a blessing, we forgot our car keys there….and so our exchange had to drive us back and forth to get the keys and what not so it was a long night. πŸ™‚

Then we exchanged back on Saturday after the baptism that the Hewitt Sisters had. πŸ™‚ Baptisms are awesome!! πŸ™‚ and after we all got Freddy’s Frozen Custard for lunch and we had a really good council about our areas and the zone. πŸ™‚ And we also had fun just as missionaries do when we are together. πŸ™‚ Then we came home and planned for the day…… But it worked out!! That night we biked all around Waco again. πŸ™‚ I like biking because we talk to more people!! And then we had our follow up appointment with Ml!! And she was there and was SUPER open to what we taught her. πŸ™‚ She has been looking for a church and has good feelings about this one. πŸ™‚ and she is super smart about the Bible as well!! Like the reason why she stopped going to the other churches is because she found stuff in the Bible that wasn’t coherent with what was going on in those churches. So pray for her that she’ll see how we are the true church!! πŸ™‚

But that’s my week!!! πŸ™‚

Love you to the moon and back forever and ever and always!!!! πŸ™‚

Love you!

Elder Josh Andersen πŸ™‚


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