Monday, March 2, 2015

Nashville and Back

Dear Friends and Family,

This week went well. On Tuesday we went to Benton with the second counselor and brought food to a less active and went and confirmed the person we baptized. We got a call that day from the mission president to do it that day because they might be moving out of the Possum Trot area. We finally had district meeting again. It was good to see the district after so long (winter storm shutdown). We went to COOK OUT for lunch. Afterwards, we tracted Benton.

That night we went to the uppermost reaches of our area to drop off a Bible to someone who asked for it from media services. The husband was rude and slammed the door, Elder Nimmer was not going to take that because we used a lot of miles to get that book to him. So he knocks on the door again, and gives the Bible to him ... it was great, For the rest of the night we went to Calvert City Church of the City. The youth pastor we met the week before works there, it was a good service on 1st Philippians.

On Thursday we went to Reidland which is basically Paducah.  We tracted and looked for houses for rent. The lady we baptized and confirmed is getting kicked out of her rental this Saturday :(.  We met with her and a less active right before dinner. We had dinner at a member's house, The member had a problem with her computer, so we earned dinner. After dinner we receive a text from the zone leaders saying we need to get to Nashville now. So we leave, but first we had to run home, get our stuff, then run to Mayfield and get the Spanish Elders there. We got into Nashville around 10:00 p.m. and we drove though the middle of the city. It was so awesome. Broadway was cool and the music was loud and their were a lot of people out and about. We had to get to Nashville that night because the mission thought the roads were going to be bad. We stayed with YSA Green Hills Elders and played RISK all night.

The mission wide conference was good. They gave us the standardized rules for the iPads and the use of Facebook because we had 'whatever' rules because we were a trial mission. Another cool thing they are doing is a "six weeks until you leave" program which prepares you for post mission life and helps you make plans.

The person who got baptized found a home to rent and we helped them move in Saturday. Elder Nimmer and I did all the moving. Thank goodness we weren't busy that day. On Sunday church was cut short because there was no heat in the building and we were all freezing to death; we just had sacrament meeting. It was Elder Nimmer's birthday, so we had cake at a member's house. We then had dinner at another member's house. That night we went to a Christian Fellowship.

Thanks for the support and prayers, love y'all.

40 And again, my beloved brethren, I would speak unto you concerning hope. How is it that ye can attain unto faith, save ye shall have hope?

 41 And what is it that ye shall hope for? Behold I say unto you that ye shall have hope through the atonement of Christ and the power of his resurrection, to be raised unto life eternal, and this because of your faith in him according to the promise.

Love, Elder Garrett Blazzard

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