So this has been an interesting week. Monday was another lesson with the Arrington’s girls that we’ve been teaching. We taught them the Plan of Salvation and two of the primary teachers over there present for the lesson. So something we found out is the one of the girls went to a family in Glendale and they are also LDS, interestingly enough. So we are just teaching three of them now, which I think I mentioned last time.
Tuesday we had another lesson with Sandra and her kids. We had the lesson in the Hunt’s home this time around. Brother and Sister Hunt were Makayla’s (Sandra’s 14-year old girl) ma and pa during Trek and the ages of the Hunt’s kids matches the ages of Sandra’s kids, so we thought that would be good. So we finished teaching the Plan of Salvation and afterwards we just followed up on some specific commitments related to prayer and we asked Makayla if she had prayed asking directly if God is really there and if He is real and she admitted that she didn’t do it out of fear of something terrible happening like a car accident or some crazy event. So she’s afraid of getting a catastrophic event as an “answer” for some reason, so we talked about that for a bit and tried to resolve that concern. It was really good to have brother and sister Hunt there to help as well. We then followed up with Sandra and asked about praying concerning the living situation and she says she hasn’t done that, kind of also for fear out of what the answer may be, she doesn’t know what to do as far as moving out or anything like that and she and her fiance don’t have a date due to “credit issues”, etc. And so sister Hunt read her 1 Nephi 3:7 (which we coincidentally read to her a few lessons ago when the situation was first brought up) and explained that when God asks us to do something, He will provide the way. So we extended the same invitation again and she said she’d pray about it.
Then I had foot surgery – using a needling technique and so that put my out of commission for a while. He had to numb me up hardcore and after seeing what my foot looked like that night after taking all the wrappings off, I am REALLY glad he did because that could have been a Halloween costume right then and there just looking at the image of the foot. But it’s healing up pretty quickly and by Friday afternoon I was able to regularly walk on it and by Saturday, we biked in it.
Then Saturday was the wedding of Christopher Burke and Katelyn Evans (Desert Valley ward – my last area). So THAT finally happened. Christopher’s Baptism is going to be next Thursday. I’m still a little upset at how pushed off it keeps getting (to be honest, he should have just been Baptized back in August), but whatever. It should be happening soon, so the stress from that can be done and over with. It was really weird being at the wedding though. It was held at the church building at Ray rd and I don’t know, we just really felt super out of place. But eh, they looked happy. A little stressed, but happy.
Beyond that there wasn’t a whole lot that happened a part from a TON of mission politics and drama that happened last night and this morning. I won’t give any specific details on it, but let’s just say I really, really, really, really, really, really, really cannot stand most zone leaders in this mission and this is probably one of the most immature and irresponsible things I have seen them do. Regardless, we FINALLY got info on transfer calls. Elder Sites and I are staying together, which I figured. I wasn’t anticipating anything happening on our end.
But anyway, despite how stressed I have been since last night and today, this week should be a fun one. Wednesday will be transfer meeting, Thursday night is Desert Ridge’s Fall Festival, Friday night is Madero’s Trunk or Treat, and then Saturday is Halloween. Next thing we know it’ll already be November. Time flies.
Anyway, I hope you all have a great week and have a safe and Happy Halloween!
Love, Elder Foxx