This has been a pretty good week. We were able to go on exchanges. That is always fun to be able to go on exchanges with other missionaries and get to know them. I went with Elder Brown. He is from Ohio. It was a fun exchange. We were able to hit the bikes and talk with a lot of people. We were able to send off a lot of referrals which was cool because I always like getting referrals. But not a whole lot of craziness happened while we were on exchanges. We were just able to get to know each other and become better Missionaries.
Then I got to go on a spilt with one of my former companions Elder Pearson. It was fun to be able to be with him. We were helping out the hermanas (sister missionaries) in there area. They are in the Spanish ward, it was kind of hard to talk with them because neither of us can speak Spanish. But it is all right because Heavenly Father made up the difference.
Then we have been working with this guy named Edward. He wants to get baptized but he has just been out of town for the last few weeks. So it's been hard to meet with him. He had a baptismal date for September 16, but we had to take him off because we haven't been able to stay in touch with him very well. But once we can get in contact I am sure that we will be able to make that covenant of baptism with Heavenly Father.
Then early this week we got a call from some missionaries. They told us that one of the missionaries ate a tree nut. He is allergic to tree nuts. So we hurried to their apartment to see what little help we could offer. We got there and called the mission doctor. He headed right out to see how he could help. By the time that the doctor got there the missionary was having trouble breathing and sounded like an old man who has smoked for 40 years. The mission doctor to one look at him and said that we have to go to the hospital asap. So they got in his car and I followed him. I was going at high speeds just to keep up with him. It was a pretty crazy ride weaving through traffic. But we got to the hospital and they treated him and he is doing much better. It seemed to be pretty close. Too close for me, but every one is all right.
Then during the week I had a few thoughts that I felt I should right down.
Thoughts of The Week
Raise a Voice of warning.
We talked to this guy on the street named Leonard. He. Was an older gentleman who was going to the storee when we talked with him. He stopped on his way to talk to us. We tried to relate how going to the store is like getting fed physically. We asked him what he does to be able to get fed spirtually. He said that he likse to read the Bible. We were like, "Oh yeah we like that!"
As we started to ask him question about how he looks to prophets we posed the question "Does God still have prophets today?" He said no. But as we were able to talk with him he seemed sincere about what he believed but it was just hard for me to understand about how he believes that God once has prophets but doesn't have any anymore. So as we talked with him this was the first time that I had a conversion with someone on the street that didn't turn into a Bible-Bash. But a really good discussion. I hope that we were able to raise a voice of warning for him that he might be able to some day pick up the Book of Mormon and have some sincerity and real intent when he reads it.
Jesus knows what we are going through.
We went and saw this less active named "TJ." He is. Really cool young man who is trying to quit smoking. As we talked he talked about his struggles of wanting to play football and not being able to. Then he talked about how he is trying to give up smoking, but it is so hard for him to do that. I could not relate to him because I have never had a challenge like that. But I sure know of someone who is living and breathing just like I am living and breathing. That is Jesus Christ. He knows what we are all going through. As Elder Yorgason and I testified that the Savior knos what challenges he faces I had a feeling of peace go over that I didn't need to know what he is going through. Just the fact that Jesus is there and He will always be there is enough for me. I love and testify that the Savior lives. He know you and me on a personal level and always wants the best for us. I am grateful for the opportunity to be able have this knowledge and I will be forever grateful for His sacrifice.
I hope you all have a great week! Let me know if I can do anything for you!