So in case you've been living under a rock - the Patriots beat the Seahawks, and contrary to popular belief, Washington hasn't completely ceased functioning. We are hoping this leads to more people to teach since the people are very humbled, a little depressed and ready for the gospel of Jesus Christ to heal their wounded souls. The Legion of Boom is no longer in Beast Mode, so hopefully they will be more apt to our messages of hope and happiness (:
I also knocked into the only non-Seahawks fan:
This past week the sun came out on p day (#pdaymiracles anyone?) for our zone to run the Narrows.
(safely back to Harbor)
Also, since I'm now in Gig Hahbah - the search is over: I finally got my hands on some lacrosse sticks (: Another elder in Gig played back in Michigan, so we both found a few sticks and were able to get it going once we all got done playing beach volleyball after running the bridge. Needless to say, it was a good day.
Last week our zone leaders came to the conclusion that we needed to amp up the zone by knocking more; specifically by doubling our hours - apparently 5-7's just aren't adequate when you have miracles in mind.
Thus we took D&C 127:4 to heart:
"And again, verily thus saith the Lord: Let the work of my temple, and all the works which I have appointed unto you, be continued on and not cease; and let your diligence, and your perseverance, and patience, and your works be redoubled, and you shall in nowise lose your reward, saith the Lord of Hosts. And if they persecute you, so persecuted they the prophets and righteous men that were before you. For all this there is a reward in heaven."
This week God showed his sense of humor by making all but one of our scheduled appointments cancel on us...just so we would have all the time in the world to knock extra. I'm not sure if I want to count it as a tender mercy or not, but hey - whatever works.
Kim was able to come to church yesterday and we had the best most funny/spiritual fast and testimony meeting the Belfair ward has seen in a long, long time. (To keep a long story short, kids say the darndest things, especially when it's Superbowl Sunday their dad is newly called to the bishopric)
Kim is super excited to be baptized this month and is counting down the days; she also stopped drinking coffee and joined the ward choir. She's golden.
Last night we threw a surprise birthday party for Sister Blatter, which went wonderfully - it was honestly a miracle that no one spilled the beans, that everything came together like planned (or better) and that we were able to hide so many Corollas in the YMCA parking lot next door haha. When I find some pictures, I'll send them on. It was also just perfect that her birthday happened to coincide with the Superbowl - since all WaTac missionaries were otherwise on lockdown for the evening to avoid the crazies out there.