Monday, May 30, 2016
Week 48: Evacuation, Flooding, and Elder Blackford!
So this week was insane! Probably one of the craziest weeks of the mission. First of was I had the chance to go on 3 exchanges and 2 splits all with Elder Blackford. I was with him for 6 days! It was awesome! When I got Elder Phister back I kept talking to him like I was to Elder Blackford! The luchas were real. So this week we had a ton of rain and the flooding was literally insane! There is a Levy right next to our apartment and it was 5 feet away from breaching and going over the top. Everyone was saying that it was going to break! So we had to evacuate our apartment complex and we went and slept at a members house! It was insane! We had a packed schedule on Saturday and we missed so many lessons because it took 3 hours to drive to each lesson because of the bumper to bumper traffic! But the water has been going down and we are back in our apartment now!
So we had a few miracles this week! We found a few new investigators! We had a lesson with a new family that we are really excited for! We shared the Restoration with them and it was really spiritual! We also found another investigator. She has been through a lot of trials and we talked about the atonement of Jesus Christ and she got emotional, and it was a very spiritual moment! When we finished she said I want you guys to come back again! It was super solid!
So for my spiritual thought for the day is when life gets hard, trust God and be patient. As we are patient through our trials and endure well, we will be able to become better and stronger children of God. Elder Phister/ Blackford and I had to be very patient as we had to deal with all the flooding! We trusted in the Lord and worked hard and had a great week! Great things come when we trust in the Lord! Keep working hard everyone! Keep serving the Lord and always trusting in him! I love you all! Make it a great week!
Love Elder Heiner