Monday, August 7, 2017

week 60 Aug 7

What's up everyone!? This week was another crazy/eventful week! 

First off I got a new companion on Tuesday! His name is Elder Blackford. He's from Vacaville, California (Bay Area) and he's super cool! He's Filipino but he looks Mexican so all the members ask him what part of Mexico he's from and he just goes with it. They all think he doesn't speak English haha. He's been out for about 17 months and so we have been able to get lots of stuff done. 

We were in a trio until Thursday with Elder Hunt (my old comp) because he is training and his trainee didn't arrive until Thursday. It was super fun!Wednesday we did some service, knocked some doors and taught English class. We went to a new investigator that Elder Wells and I found last week named Isidro. When we came back he had read the first 3 chapters in the Book of Mormon and had a big summary written about each chapter. He loved it! He had some questions so we helped him understand that. We extended the date for him to be baptized on the 2nd September and he gladly accepted!! A couple days later on Saturday, we were teaching a potential that lives right next door to Isidro. During our lesson Isidro comes walking up and gives us a sheet of paper with summaries on the first 15 chapters of the Book of Mormon and explains to our potential investigator that we had just barely met about the first 15 chapters haha. He is so awesome. One thing I forgot to mention is that Isidro has liver cancer. He goes to chemotherapy a couple days out of the week and he's really weak. His family is struggling financially and the gospel is giving him a greater hope for him and his future. Keep him in your prayers!! 

On Friday we had a joven from the ward come out with us for the whole day. He knocked doors with us and everything! The very first door we knocked we got cussed out and he was a little shaken from it but he recovered haha. All in all it was a cool experience and he was able to see what missionary work is really like! He's excited to serve his own mission someday. 

Anyways, this next week we have MLC on Tuesday and then Elder Blackford will be going to new leadership training as well on Wednesday. It's going to be another eventful week! I love all y'all and I will talk to y'all next week!!

-Elder Cammack-