Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Service, Sickness, and Success

Dear Family and Friends,

I forgot to tell you p-day moved to Tuesday this week because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Elder Nez, my first trainer, is now the Zone Leader (ZL) of the Paducah Zone and he attended our District Meeting (DM). It is always good to see him.  It is funny that both of my trainers are now ZLs. Elder Ashton is the new ZL of the Hop-Town Zone.  , it is always good to see him. It is funny both my trainers are ZL's now, Elder Ashton is the new ZL of the Hop-Town Zone.

So this week was tough, on Wednesday after District Meeting (DM) we tracted a township called Fairdealings which is near Aurora. Elder Nimmer was feeling off. It was a long two hours of tracting. We got home and a member brought us pizza. We ate that and then got picked up to go to basketball at the church because we had five investigators who came out to play. It was great to have so many young men there, because usually there are just two. We dropped off the boys then headed back to Draffenville. We stopped at a church on the way back to conduct some business. Elder Nimmer by this point was feeling very sick. At that church he stepped out and threw up right on the spot. Sister S. called her doctor husband. They took us home and Brother S. got out the good medicine and gave Elder Nimmer a shot of whatever in the bum. He had a rough night.  I am glad that Sister and Brother S. took good care of us.

On Sunday we had three investigators at church and two less actives, it was awesome. That morning I called a guy I meet last Sunday after church, at a gas station waiting for a ride. The guy said he would come and he did, it was great. Yesterday we were working in Grand Rivers, we had a couple of less actives, new investigators, and potentials to visit. Some Investigators moved into our area and their records were send to us about 3-4 weeks ago, we tried the house a couple of times before but no luck. Yesterday we tried this house again, we heard music and we're excited because someone was home. We knocked and there was no response.  We knocked again and agin, no response. We walked away and at the bottom of the drive way we were studying the map on how to get to the next person. We started walking when from behind us a woman yells, "Did you just knock," we were like yes and we started walking back toward her. I said, "Are you the (their name) family." That is when she knew we were missionaries. We talked and we came to find out they were about to get baptized in their last area but it didn't happen. So with that visit we set a new baptism date. Yeah! What is even more crazy is she and her husband decided the night before to try and get back in contact with the missionaries.

With every set back, I see opportunities to come back even more dedicated, the trick is to have the courage to gab them when they swing around....

P.S. Sick days can make you lazy, get back on the horse.

I have this scripture tagged under publish peace... Duh.

40 And then shall they say: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings unto them, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings unto them of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion: Thy God reigneth! (3 Nephi 20)
Publish Peace


Elder Blazzard

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