Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Week 5 and MLC! (October 24, 2016)

Hey hey hey!

Happy Pday y'all. I hope you're having a fantastic day.  It's starting to get colder and it's raining like crazy too! Finally!! It hasn't rained since like last February. Anywayyy! Here's a quick update from this last week!

We had MLC on Friday so we spent a good chunk of the week preparing for that! Elder Crowley and I taught on Facebook standards and such because a fourth of our mission has less than 3 transfers. We shared Dave's Facebook story and how much of a success it was on Facebook and how it impacted so many. We'll forward on that media that we used! The AP's taught on Prayer and Being the People were really called to be as missionaries. It was super bueno! 

Ok I'll have to tell you about Tuesday last week. So we we're at the mission office and the AP's told us that Dave and Dina had called them needed help but they were busy working on something with president, so they needed us to go. We willing went over to help! When we got there they said they needed Dave lifted from his medical bed onto the couch so they could install a new air mattress for him. He is on hospice and is not looking to good. He's down to about 110 lbs. We moved him to the bed and then the guy came into change out the mattresses and accidentally blew a fuse, which Dave's air compressor was plugged into. They scurried and changed him to an oxygen tank real quick, which was a scary moment. We ran some extension cords from another room into that room to get it all fixed. We had to wait for the air mattress guy to run back to his warehouse and come back with the correct parts and such. While we were waiting, we got a call from the Hermanas in our ward who said that someone needed a blessing because they fell and broke their knee. It just so happened the person that needed a blessing was in the same apartment complex, so we ran over, gave the blessing, and then rushed back to move Dave from the couch to his new bed. A lot of things happened in the space of like an hour and a half. I was really impressed by one specific moment though. Right after they got Dave hooked up to his oxygen tank, Dina went over and gave him a hug and comforted him and just kind of held him for a second. It's something I'll never forget, because I could truly see one of the strongest connections of love between them. Not like a lovey romantic love, but an indescribable event that doesn't come easily. They really cared about each other and I could feel the meaning of the phrase, "To love another person is to see the face of God," really come to life. He is so close to going to the other side I think that's what we ultimately all search for in life, and it's really what god has for us. That how I imagine we are in his embrace and how we will feel one day when we are. 

We are working hard with a lady named Lisette and actually set a baptismal date with her for November 3rd. She is actually expecting and is kind of hitting her in her life rn that she needs to change her life. We'll keep you updated with that! Other fun events included my compa playing piano for the primary program yesterday, our car breaking down so we have use the mission transit van for a little bit, and we drank boxed Water so. 

I think that's it for this week. Thanks mom for the little Halloween package! We enjoyed that! Have a super week y'all! Much love!

Con Amor

Elder Joyner

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