|Southern delicacy boiled peanuts|
|A nice river in Ocala|
This past week has been crazy all over the place, but amazing at get same time. So first off I've had a car full time very day all day for the past 6 weeks. This past week we received a call that we will be in a car share. Which means we share the car with some other missionaries, so we bike half the week and then have the car the other half of the week. So we biked a little his past week which was good, I need to lose a little bit of the weight I've gained. Then the other interesting change was transfers his past week. Elder Bladen and I were going to stay together and get a new companion with us. So we would be in a trio. We left up to Jacksonville on Wednesday to get him, we picked him up and headed back down. Mind you this is a 2 hour drive one way, when we got back to Ocala we got a call from the mission president saying he needed our new companion somewhere up in Jacksonville actually. So we got back in the car and headed back up. So, that was crazy. We spent about 8+hours in the car Wednesday. Fun stuff.
Anyways the rest of the week was fast pace, I loved it though. We knocked a lot of doors his week which was great. People here in Ocala are really nice so we usually don't have any problems. So that was awesome. But the best part is some of our friends who are investigating the church who are progressing really well. We had a couple people coming to church with us. They are loving it so much and feel the spirit. That is probably the best part of missionary work, seeing the spirit work on those who excessive faith and read the scriptures, prays about it, and comes to church. We can't convert them, but the spirit can.
Another thing that has happened this week is I haven't felt the best, my stomach has just been killing me. Oh well, but to make up for it we had a lot of food donated to us which is great!!! We had a lot of Mexican food donated to us as well as sandwich meat, cheese, and pork. I love it, I have also been eating a good amount of tilapia. I love fish, it is not as good as fresh fish from the north west but it's good.
So here is the spiritual thought for he week, this scripture comes from a revelation given to Joseph Smith, the first prophet in these latter days.
Doctrine and Covenants 112:13
13 And after their temptations, and much tribulation, behold, I, the Lord, will feel after them, and if they harden not their hearts, and stiffen not their necks against me, they shall be converted, and I will heal them.
I love this because as we endure through trials and be humble and turn to he lord, he will heal us. And that is a promise to all those who do this, I have experienced it myself and know that God can heal us. I'm so grateful for him, and everything he does for me.
Alright that's it for now, have a great week!!!!!!
|Here is a photos of the St. John's river up in Jacksonville|