First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBY YOU ARE SO OLD NOW AND SOON YOU WILL BE WRINKLY AND RETIRED AND YAY!!!!!
Anyway, this week was sweet. Not too much changed from last week, but we basically doubled our pool of investigators and we witnessed a miracle. I will explain said miracle later.
Most of this week consisted of knocking doors and contacting random names that we found in our iPad. School just started back up at CCU so there are college students EVERYWHERE and I feel like I am at BYU again, except not at all. Numbers wise, this has been our most successful week in Conway.
My area technically is Conway, but we mostly cover the outside of Myrtle Beach. In fact, we only have one neighborhood in Conway and the rest is in Myrtle Beach. I have yet to see the eastern ocean. Maybe next P-Day.
It is getting cooold here. Most days are in the 40’s-30’s. Today and tomorrow are 30’s -20’s. There has been lots of rain too. We actually cleaned someone’s gutters out in the rain which was fun. It was dumping so hard that I couldn’t open my eyes for a time.
Honestly, this week went by so fast I can hardly believe it. I don’t even know what to say because all the days are blending together here and I can’t remember what I have and haven’t told you. On Sunday we had a special meeting instead of Sacrament meeting. It was the North America South Eastern Area Conference, so we had several general authorities address the congregation from SLC. Elder Rasband, Elder Hales, and one other person I can’t remember spoke. They all were great.
I am on a weight train out here. I put on ten pounds during my first 4 weeks of mission life, but now I have lost almost all of that, gained it back again, and now lost it again. My body hates me.
We found an investigator on Saturday that doesn’t really speak English. I should have paid more attention in Spanish 3. Her husband just recently passed away, and she is looking for something else in her life. Unfortunately we can’t tell her what that is because all we can say is hello, goodbye, I need to use the bathroom, and I don’t have any money.
We are having a member of the seventy give us a training next week, so that should be pretty cool. I can’t remember who it is, but it’s a seventy nonetheless.
I heard that Snape died.
Now for the miracle. So the Sister Missionaries in our ward called us Wednesday morning sounding frantic. One of them, Sister B., tweaked a nerve in her spine and was basically having convulsions, couldn’t move, and was going numb in the legs. We rushed over to give a blessing, but it seemed like she was going to have to go to the hospital. As soon as the blessing was done, Sister B. was able to move again. Not one minute later, she was standing up and moving around like she had never been injured. I was shocked. She went from lying on the floor disabled, to walking around the room a minute later. It was incredible. In the blessing, Elder K said that through her faith she would be healed, and boy did she have faith. Sister B. is a convert of just over 18 months. She and her sister are the only members in their family, and she has a stronger testimony than most returned missionaries. It was crazy. The priesthood is real people. You always hear people talking about how their mom’s, dad’s, sister had an experience like this happen, but rarely do you actually experience it. Now I can say that I have.
Thats about all of my week. Sorry that this week’s letter is shorter. There wasn’t a ton that happened besides on Wednesday.
Until next week,
Elder Jeremiah Brown