Monday, August 8, 2016

Tornado #2

Hello everyone!

This week has definitely been one of the most exhausting weeks of my entire mission. I have never been so tired in my whole life. But i believe it is a different kind of tired... there's the normal physical tiredness and then mental tiredness as well but there is also spiritually tired too. I have been literally trying to exert any force and every force i can towards the missionary efforts. We have seen a few miracles this week from the lord as well.

So a few weeks ago, President Gardner set apart the 4th of August as a special day where the entire mission did a finding activity. We were given Goals for: how many books of Mormon we were going to place, how many times we were going to share the message of the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and also how many people we were going to set for baptism. The goals were: 2 Books of Mormon, 3 Restorations, and set 1 person for baptism. The time span for the activity was from 5-9 PM.

So we went out at 5 and guess what happens... 12 minutes later when we were out tracting... tornado sirens! we looked around and bam there was a tornado, probably about 2 miles away from us. It was crazy. BUT that tornado was a huge miracle for us. Literally everyone came outside of their house and was looking around which 1) gave us an easy conversation starter and 2) gave us the chance to talk to a ton of people in a shortish amount of time. Because of the tornado, we were able to exceed the goals that we had.

On a kinda funny note, we got invited to a baptist church this week and so we went to it yesterday. It was... something else to say the least haha. If you want more details about it go ahead and ask me but it will suffice it to say that i am very grateful for the true church of Jesus Christ. The spirit in our church is unmatched and it is amazing.

My companion and i are doing pretty well! we are seeing a decent amount of success and hopefully we will be able to find people that really want to change their lives for the better. We spend a lot of time knocking on doors here. Like literally all we do every day is knock on doors pretty much. If anyone has any advice about some effective door approaches, i would be more than happy to listen because we are always trying to try new things to see what works and what doesn't.

Anyways its been a great week. We didn't die! that's always a plus.

Love you all!

Elder Carter

This is a video of a local resident filming the tornado on August 4th 2016.

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