Another fantastic week has passed by here in Graham! We've met lots of great people, and everyday we've been able to see blessings from the Lord. We met this less-active guy named Robert, and he hasn't been to church since he was baptized back in 1982. His wife died in June, and he really misses her. We've been going over to teach him just about every day, and he's always so happy to speak with us! One of the things that we're doing with him is reading the Book of Mormon, and he loves it so much. One of my favorite parts of being on a mission is getting to see people grow in their understanding of things that you have grown to love over the course of your own life.
Andrew is continuing to make leaps and bounds in his progress in the Gospel. He has smoked since he was thirteen years old, and he really wants to quit. We found this seven day quit smoking plan that missionaries have used in the past, and he's going to try it out to see if it works. We're hoping and praying that everything works out! He came to church again, and he loved it.
Something really cool happened on Sunday this week. Our Stake was reorganized, and so our area authority and Elder Gong of the Presidency of the Seventy came to our stake conference, and they did a great job of bringing the Spirit. The missionaries got to meet those men briefly, and it truly was an amazing experience.
I hit my eight month mark this week, which was depressing, because it feels like it's only been eight weeks...... yeah. That was fun.
Hope y'all have a great week!
I saw this first one in a member's home, and I couldn't resist taking a picture of it.
It made me laugh so hard!
These two pictures go together, since they illustrate a really humbling point. The third picture is the nicest home in my area. Granted, it's a nice home, but it's the nicest home in multiple counties. The second picture is of a Texas shaped stone in somebody's yard. The inclusion of that is considered fancy here. It really goes to show just how blessed we are to have the things that we have.
This is the address of somebody we tried to visit the other day. Needless to say,
they were not home. Actually, neither was their home. :)
This person had a horse and a donkey living in their front yard.
Only in Graham, TX, will you see anything like that.