I just wanted to start this letter out with an experience I had at the gym this morning followed by a story about a guy I met on Wednesday.
This morning while I was at the gym running on the treadmill I looked up at the TV and saw a story about a family who was in a car crash in Texas. The mom, dad and youngest child died in the car crash. The other three children in the car survived. Fox News then had the great aunt of the three surviving children on their news program. The great aunt told they were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the family was heading home from a visit to the temple. It was at this moment that the spirit bore witness to me that this lady, as well as I, knew that families can and will be together forever. This experience brought me to tears while I was running in the gym.
This past Wednesday I was able to spend a little bit of time on the Tallahassee Community College campus. Toward the end of the day the Elder Burbidge (he is one of the assistants to the president) and I we're heading out of the campus. As we were walking off the campus we walked past a guy wearing a lacrosse hoodie. I, knowing the Elder Burbridge was a lacrosse player himself, begin to ask this guy what position he played in lacrosse. As we talked to him more we found out that his name was Hunter. We asked Hunter where his stance with God was and he told us that he doesn't believe in a God. We asked him where he was from and he told us he was from Coral Springs. I then asked if he live close to the high school that had had a really bad shooting in Coral Springs 2 months ago. He told us that that's where he went to high school and that he in fact had lost his sister in the shooting. As we continue to talk and get to know him better he opened up to us and we were able to share with him the Book of Mormon and the plan of salvation.
Those were two pretty big highlights of the week.
A little bit of background on this picture. Her name is Jean Grinstead. She is the Tally 6 sisters investigator. She's super cool and was definitely prepared. This week is transfers. Elder Noble and I are staying. Sister Houston is going home. Sister DeBruin is getting Sister Williams. Sister Caldwell and sister ensign are staying. Elder Facer and Elder Adair are staying. Someone asked me what I miss most about home besides family (this is including dogs) and friends. My response was politics. Haha.
Love the work!