Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Week 102: Time Is Flying By . . .

Hey Everyone!

It's hard to believe how fast time is going by! While arriving in Florida seems like it happened forever ago, it's hard to believe that it was only two years ago. So much has happened in two years! That being said I'll do my best to summarize last week.

Last Tuesday after district trainings was pretty fun. I got to do an exchange with Elder Nebeker, so he came with me up to Stuart. We went to go follow up with Jeremy and Vanessa that came to church the week before. Unfortunately, once we sat down one on one without their member friend there, they expressed all of their concerns, that they felt too much pressure and didn't want to get baptized so soon. They said they were open to learning still but want to take things at a much slower pace. The visit took two hours though so we were running super late for our dinner appointment and had to cut things off. We've since tried to set up another return appointment and they have given us the dodge, but we will try again this week. After that appointment, we had a dinner appointment on a BOAT! It was pretty awesome! Turns out if a member is living on a boat and it is docked then it's ok to go on board. So that was pretty neat! Afterwards Elder Nebeker interviewed Joshua. He is solid and has a strong testimony of the Gospel. He just needs to get married and then he will be baptized. He and Tiara are working on it but coming up with the money for the marriage license is proving pretty difficult since Joshua has been unemployed for awhile. But hey, the good news is that he just got a job, so he's trying to make things right.

Wednesday we exchanged back and had a pretty normal day without too much craziness.

Thursday we did another mini mission with Noah, a 17 year old Priest in the ward. Things went pretty well; we were able to get him experience in finding and teaching as well as working with the members. He seemed to have a good time and he really helped us out as well!

Friday we did an exchange with the Assistants to the President and I made the Assistant who came up to Stuart with me bike during the hottest part of the day. It was pretty funny; apparently he was super angry about it, but hey, we were pretty much out of miles!

Saturday was quiet, but Sunday turned out pretty nice!

On Sunday, Joshua came to church again! Sister Conrad also came to church again for the second time. She even invited us over to her home for dinner again which I'm excited for! Brother Osmer also came to Sacrament Meeting for the third time in a row! So while we didn't have a lot of investigators come to church, we did have a few of the less active members we've been working with come again which was great to see!

All in all a great week, I'm just praying super hard that I can see Joshua baptized before I leave the mission. We shall see.

Well love you all and hope that you have a great week!

Elder Butterfield

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