I absolutely love Bainbridge. I have spent 25% of my mission in Bianbridge and by the time I am finished training Elder Taylor I will have spent 32% of my mission here.
Monday, November 27:
P-Day same as previous weeks!
Tuesday, November 28:
No District meting today...because we have zone conference on Thursday. We had service at the Decatur County Genealogical Society. We also had the opportunity to visit Sister Kincaid. We later visited a few less active families. To finish off the day we had dinner with the Tennant family.
Wednesday, November 29:
Started off with a lesson with Rod on the restoration. Elder Taylor did an awesome job! It's so cool to see him develop. We spent some time at Salvation Army later in the day. We also helped a new family move into the branch. They have 4 girls in Young Woman's so they took our YW from 2 to 6. We had a sweet lesson with Alvin about the Pioneers and their westward exodus. We finished off the day having dinner at the Richardson's. Once we arrived at the Richardson's, I was informed that Shirley, the President of the Decatur County Genealogical Society, had passed away the night before. She was perfectly healthy so this came as a surprise to everyone.
Thursday, November 30:
Today was Zone Conference and it was so sweet. President Smith plus President Samon was super powerful. After Conference Elder Feeny and I were headed to Marrianna for an exchange while Elder Casper and Elder Taylor went to Bainbridge. Elder and Sister Labrum drove Elder Feeny and I back but before we left Dothan we had a dinner with another Senior couple named the Leidys. We went to a Japanese Hibachi Grill! It was so good! See pictures below.
Friday, December 1:
Elder Feeny and I had a pretty poppin' day. Not much to report other than lots of service and meet some of his investigators.
Saturday, December 2:
Ok so basically today was crammed pack full of things. We had lessons with Jessie, Amaris, Alvin and a few others.We had service helping a few people in the branch with their yards and got to watch a few minutes of the Georgia vs. Auburn game. The sad part of the day was Shirley's Funeral. I really wish I could have shared what I believe and especially the Plan of Salvation.
Sunday, December 3:
Pretty Rockin' Sunday. We had the highest attendance the Branch has ever had. We had ≈80 people there. It was also cool be able to meet with some part member and less active families after church. We had dinner with President Vaulter and his wife. And to end the day we had a lesson with Lisa and Coby as well as a haircut with Lisa.
Quote of the Year (2017)
The Promise of the South
"Make no small plans, they have no magic to stir mans soul. This is the vision I have for the south. I believe that one day the south will baptize more people into the church than all other speaking missions in the world together. There are great hosts of marvelous baptist, members of the Church of Christ, Methodists, and Catholics who are honorable people and have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and love him. As they see their church veering off to the right or the left of those basic teachings, they'll begin to search for the truth and as pivotal teachers come into the church and have influence, we will see the time when we will baptize hundreds and thousands, tens of thousands. In your day you will see a million members of the church in the South. There will be temples -Plural- in the south states. what a great call you have to serve with these marvelous people. The missionaries love the south. We are making great strides and expect to continue."
-President Spencer W. Kimball