Hello!!!! How's it going?
This week was a bit slow but it was good! Always good when you're doing the Lord's work! Plus it has been raining the past few days, hallelujah!!
Monday and Tuesday nothing too exciting happened. We were supposed to have a leadership training with the Area 70, President Center, and all the other stake leaders but it was postponed for 2 more weeks. We went out that night to Colorado City and visited The Cook family, we have been trying to work with but didn't get anywhere. The mom is the one more interested I think and she wasn't there. The kids told us she went to the "Beer store" hahaha so we will see.. They used to be apart of the Centennial Park church, which we got to find more about the next day. We had gotten a referral from a lady in one of our wards for her daughter who is apart of the Centennial Park church. So I might have mentioned Centennial Park before, I didn't know much but we just considered it a modern Polygamist church cause that's all we had really heard. But we went and contacted this lady Wednesday who is a member of this church and she told us aalllll about it. So the church is really called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: The Work. It's a lot like the FLDS church but they dress more normal and actually finish building their houses! Haha! And people can join in to this church, unlike the FLDS where you have to be born into the church. It's all weird to me.. And The Work church is planning on building a temple right there pretty much on the highway. It is all just interesting.
After we spent some time out there in the Boondocks we went back in to town- Kanab. Haha I know, funny that we consider Kanab the town! We had a few referrals we needed to contact there. So we go to this home and no answer and so as we were are leaving and trying to close their gate one of their dogs runs out. So as I am trying to lock the gate Sister Roth runs after the dog, and she couldn't catch up so she takes her purse off and tried to lasso the dog!!!!! Hahaha it was the funniest thing ever! But it worked! We are turning real hick out here! After contacting for a bit we headed out to Fredonia for a New Beginnings. We spoke at it. It was interesting to be back at one of those. It was good though because there were 2 girls there that attend Young Womens but aren't members! So we are going to go see them when we head out to Fredonia next :)
Thursday we had our weekly DTM up in Hurricane. So we had to role play of course and the Elders we role played with decided to "be" their investigator who believes Jesus is an elephant... People out here are not normal I swear! But it always makes life interesting, so it's good. Sister Roth and I decided to match that day and both wear polka dots and then a few of the elders had polka dot ties so we had to take pictures of course. And then guess where we went!? Taco Bell! First time my whole mission haha! When I first came down here to Kanab I asked Sister Roth if there was a Taco Bell and of course the closest is in Hurricane, an hour and a half drive. Sad day.. After that Sister Roth and I knew we would get a long because of our love for Taco Bell haha. In my last area we didn't have a car so we never ate out. Anyways, we went there after DTM and it was glorious! So worth the 4 months being without it haha. Then on our drive home we stopped to get gas in the middle of no where! Literally! And of course I see someone I know! Brett Overson, my old boss was there!!!! What are the chances of that!? So crazy! It was good, we got to talk for a few minutes.
This weekend was Western Legends, to honor all the old western movies filmed here in Kanab. So we spent part of Friday and Saturday down there contacting. It was good, we got to talk with lots of people. Unfortunately a lot aren't in our area. But Friday the mayor, who is in one of our wards brought a non-member couple down to the Family History Center so we got to teach them about Family History and get them all set up. I wish I had your intelligence on Family history mom! But I am working on it. It was really neat because the guy asked lots of questions and seemed pretty interested and we showed him mormon.org and showed him how he could send missionaries out to his home in California. It was so good!!!!!!
Yesterday we taught a Sunday School class and Young Women's. It is good because we are getting really involved with the members and able to build relationships and trust with the members. I love the members here they are so great. We have rides and dinners almost every night and love to be involved with us and missionary work.
We got a new investigator this week! Casey, he is 12 and his mom has been less active but is coming back to church. It has been kinda difficult with him because nothing stays. It's like in 1 ear and out the other but it's just a work in progress.. We are seeing him again tonight so hopefully it'll be better.
Ok now the best part. The Robinson's came to church on Sunday.They had been out of town and super busy so we didn't see them for a week but we were able to go by Saturday and see them and make sure they were coming to church. We had another lesson last night with them, it was so good! They are on date for September 14th so pray that it'll go through!!
Anyways, I think that is all from this week. Love you all and hope you're doing well!
Mission President Center and Sister Center
Another Road kill
Connor, a boy we have been working with!
I got a "Junction" shirt :)
This is our home 2 nights a week, in Cane Beds