Monday, April 28, 2014

Tornado Season...

Family! How are you? I am safe. And survived the first tornado. I am so sad to hear about the damage and lives that were lost. Hopefully we wont have too many tornadoes this year...

So this week was good. We got a referral this week from Jacksonville elders of this guy that they were teaching that is moving to North Little Rock to try and find work at a restaurant. He didnt have a phone or a car but he told us that he was going to be at this restaurant tomorrow and he would wait for us there. Usually investigators say things but dont really mean them but we decided to follow through and we went and sure enough he was there at the restaurant. He was awesome. His name is Jorge. We read 3 nephi 11 with him and he was SO ecstatic that the book of Mormon shows that Jesus Christ came to the Americas. He got out from his suitcases 5 books and said he has written all of them from the evidence and research he has done that Jesus Christ came to the Americas. He knew a lot about Joseph Smith and he is so ready. We asked him to be baptized and he said of course! He wants to be baptized on the 24th of June though because it is the day of John the Baptist. We asked him to be baptized on the 3rd of May. So that it could be HIS day. But he said he would pray about it. The next day we get a call from the Jacksonville elders saying he didnt like that restaurant so he moved back to jacksonville and the next day he would be heading to Jonesboro to try to find work there. We got ahold of the member that was driving him there and he wanted the spanish missionaries info in jonesboro so we gave it to him. We called jonesboro and they said they were going to meet him at a restuarant like we did. This man will get baptized. He went to church in Jonesboro too. Ah I wish I could teach this guy but being able to teach him just the once was lovely. 

Speaking of lovely the weather here this week was lovely. We had correlation meeting outside this week, weekly planning outside, soccer games outside. Outside is just lovely. And do yall want to hear some great news?????? I FOUND ELDER LUDWIGS BIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were contacting a referral who we met at Loves Fish Market a long time ago and his house was vacant... no one lived there. Gotta love missionary work :) But then we tried the house next door to see if it was spanish but got distracted by the cute little chihuahuas on the porch. Out of the corner of my eye I see two kids riding bikes and ever since they lost their bikes I have been on the lookout. One of the bikes was way too big for this girl and I knew Elder Ludwigs bike was HUGE! I told sis. Peterson I think those are the Elders bikes. So we run up the hill into the car (pretty sure sis. Peterson thought I was crazy) and back up super fast and follow them! As we got close I realized that the big huge bike had the same home made bag that Elder Ludwig had made to put copies of the Book of Mormon in. So we pulled up next to them and Sis. Peterson asked where she got that bike. She said that it wasnt hers and that her friend found it. We then told her that it was our friends bike and she said she would take us to where the friends house was. so we followed her. A 13 year old boy comes out and said that he found the bike in a ditch and told us we can take it back. So we just hooked it up to our car and drove away with it. We called the North Elders and E. Ludwig was so excited! They met us down the street and called cops and what not. Still on the look out for E. Ramirez bike. 

We had a really good week with members coming out with us. We went out with an English convert member who knows spanish. We also went out with recent convert Dora, who is a bit crazy. But we met this guy whose ex-wife is a member and 2 kids are members. We talked to him and at first said that he studies the bible and that thats all he needs. We told him that the Book of Mormon testifies of the Bible and gave him the chapter to read. Dora bore her testimony of why she got baptized and the Book of Mormon. It was good.

It was Alfredos BDAY ON SATURDAY!!!!!! He is so stinkin cute. He told us that is his first bday party ever in his life and he is so grateful for all of us and some of the most memorable memories in his life has been since he has been here. I love that man. I cant wait until he has to the opportunity to go back to Mexico with his family and baptize his wife and kids. 

We had Estebans baptism yesterday! Emily also got baptized. She is 8. She is a daughter of a less active member. It was a beautiful program. They asked us to sing come thou fount with the uke. So we did. Esteban is so stinkin cute. He is 64 and just got baptized. love it. 

So... last night we were at Ben and Toms house for dinner. We got a text from E. Ramirez that said to get in and stay in because there were tornado warnings. Dinner had just gotten finished and the lights flickered a bit and then the sirens went off. I freaked out but he told us that there wasnt any wind or rain so not to worry. He showed us where their basement is and then we turned the TV on for the news and saw that the tornado was really close to us but heading north. So we sat down and ate dinner. He gave us a key so that if there is another tornado close we can go in to their basement to stay safe. So kind of them :) But keep those affected by the tornado in your prayers. I have heard there is a lot of damage and some members up there passed away. 

Well thats about it for the week. One more week of the transfer. We find out next Monday if we are getting transferred. I have a feeling I am going to leave. I really dont want to :( Also next week we are going to the temple so I wont be emailing until later. But I love you all! Have a great week! 

Hermana Goudie

Went to Scholtzkys this week with Sis. Warner and Durfee

This is a family we found this week. After the lesson she goes in her room and comes
back out with a Utah shirt on. Crazy huh? She didn't even know we were from Utah
and said she just got the shirt from her friend.

Spanish North Missionaries.

I love Sis. Peterson

Random close up that E. Ludwig decided to take.

It was alfredoes Bday! We had a little fiesta!

The Beautiful Castle on Stagecoach.

Last pday we went on a hike in Boyle Park and it was raining. So we were a bit wet.

The pond at the park.

We are a bit crazy.

SIster Wilkins and I with some beautiful flowers. Saying bye to her :(
She is head to Conway.

LAke COnway. We were out with Sis. Foster and got lost (her GPS died) next
thing we knew we were in Conway! Oops... we thought we might as well take a pic.

Sis. Peterson and I with Lake Conway in the background.

We didn't get in... although we wanted to!

Sis. Foster and I. SHe is so awesome. I am going to miss her
when I have to leave. :)

For all the short people out there! This college is for YOU!!!

Just a bridge in downtown NLR


Looking out at the railroad!

Coca Cola! Downtown NLR

Happy Easter! Decorations from a package from my lovely mom. Sorry these
pics are from last week but I forgot my memory card.

Sis. Franklin and Sis. Foster. LOVE them! This was on Easter. Hence the Confetti.

Mi companera!

Singing Come Thou Fount in spanish with the uke!

At the capitol!

Classic jumping pic.

Hold to the Rod award - for memorizing a scripture for each lesson point. E Ramierez got
it too and E. Ludwig got the Liahona which is doing every activity in PMG. They didn't
have our Hold to the Rods yet so we used crayons to pretend.

I FOUND ELDER LUDWIGS BIKE!!! Some girl was riding it down the street
and we chased them down!

Weekly planning takes forever and we are pretty white. So we moved the table outside
and planned while we tanned. :)

The foster kids at their soccer game!

Kahler. So Stinkin Cute.


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