On Monday I called J (one of our investigators) because she didn't come to church! When we called a man answered, which threw me off because she lives alone and is single! We started having a conversation about church and he said "hold up, and asked if we allow blacks at our church." My response was "well of course we do!" He then asked "How many do you have in your church?!" Uh, I didn't know how to respond to that so i said, we have a few, too much to count!" Then his response was "is this a baptist church then?" The conversation went all over but, he said that he would try and make it and wanted to learn more! :) when I hung up the phone I looked at the number and realized that I had called the wrong number. #awkwardmoment
Tuesday was transfers! We had lunch with our ward mission leader before we went to the meeting. I was excited but super nervous about who I would be getting! I ended up with a fantastic companion! I just love her to pieces! My companion is S. Corrigan, she is from West Jordan Utah!
Wednesday we went to Uptown Charlotte and met a preacher who started to bash hard core on us and let us know what was up! We eventually got the cops got involved, they came over, and told him to leave, but then we started to preach to the cops! It was crazy, uptown has some crazy people!
Thursday was S. Spencer's birthday so we had a surprise lunch for her! We had a couple members come out and on the way home, one of the less active members that came turned to me and said " I am going to call you Squirt squirt, Because I don't know how to say your name!" So now squirt squirt is my new name!!
Nothing really happened on Friday. We had interviews within President Alexander though! He told me I looked really happy and said my countenance has changed! #transfermiracles
Saturday we went back to uptown we Met Sam!! He is so great and Wants happiness for his family! We were able to show him the video, teach the restoration and get a return appointment! He gave us a real address and phone number!! We are so excited for him!! :)
Sunday was great, as always!! We were walking down one of our streets in the area and saw a cop pull someone over, which led to another cop showing up and then the cops pulled a lady out of her car and then we watched her get arrested, it happened so fast! #randommoments later that night we called cops, Because someone was being beaten. It was terrifying! This week we have just had so much cop involvement! It's been crazy!
Quote of the week: "To those within the sound of my voice who are struggling with challenges and difficulties large and small, prayer is the provider of spiritual strength; it is the passport to peace. Prayer is the means by which we approach our Father in Heaven, who loves us. Speak to Him in prayer and then listen for the answer. Miracles are wrought through prayer" - President Thomas S. Monson
Ponderizer: So, ponderizing scripture for the week? This is a good 'un! "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong." (2 Corinthians 12: 9-10). I know that I am nothing. I cannot do this work-no man can. But through His grace, we are made sufficient. Everything that I have become and may become is made possible through our Savior. He makes our weaknesses strong. So I mirror Paul's feelings when he states that he takes pleasure in in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, and distresses for Christ's sake. For through them, I know I will be made strong. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is right there for us to use. Let us never forget it, for it is only through Christ that we may ever progress and become all that we need to be and all that God expects us to be. We never need be "stuck in these bones.... We are free to change." all because of Christ.