Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Whole Pack of Dr.Pepper (Week #17)

What has been your biggest challenge this week? 
It's a challenge but a blessing at the same time...We get these referrals for people who need help and we want some new investigators...but they always end up being super less active members who aren't in our records..Which is great! but also challenging. Yesterday we contacted a guy who came out wearing a shirt that had joints on it and said "Power Plant 420" on it who is a less active #PortlandMoment

What has been your biggest concern? 
Just finding some new people to teach. And setting our prepared people to progress. We have a lady who thought she was a member because she used to go to church so often but she hasn't been baptized so we thought she was going to be awesome...

What has been your biggest success?
Yesterday the Sisters in our ward brought a family of investigators and we got to show the son around the church and take him to class and everything. He learned about the priesthood and afterwards, we got asked to give a blessing to member. So the investigator came with us and watched. Him and his family don't understand Spanish (we translated Sacrament meeting for them), but he still came out saying it was amazing. And the Sisters texted us after church and said he wants to go on member splits with us after he's baptized!

Who has been your favorite person this week? Why? 
The R family. It's like literally half the ward. And they all live on the same street..they love the missionaries and always want to help. Plus they make really good tacos. Which is always a bonus.

What has been your most significant tender mercy?
We had a really rough weekend. On Fathers Day, everyone goes away to visit their dads. So this whole weekend everybody was gone. But at the end of Saturday (literally 8:45) We stopped by Sister T's house (one of my favorite members. Loves it when I call her Grandma) and she was like "You boys thirsty?" and just had her granddaughter go grab us a whole pack of Dr.Pepper to take home.

What are you looking forward to this coming week? 
Tomorrow, I get to exorcise a house. HECK FREAKIN YEAH!! This family has seen some dark spirit in their house and asked if we'd cleanse it...Like they said "We were going to call the bishop but he's so busy and we thought 'who better to help us than the missionaries'" They think we're superheroes here. It's awesome.

Do you have a goal set for this coming week? Tell me about it. 
This week I'm working on OYMing. Everytime we do it we get a really great person, but this last week has been really busy..

Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?
The story of Elijah where the poor lady gives all she's got to him and has huge faith.

That's pretty much my week. 

A possum that the zone leaders caught and no one would release it (bunch of chickens) So I did it!

A cockroach we found in our kitchen (bugs from satan)

A snake we found on the exchange!

Love you guys!
Elder Hess

NOTE from the momma: When Gannon was really little, I trained him to be the "family spider killer." The opposum story cracks me up because he is pretty much intrepid.

Oh, and he is now doing this animal thing on purpose. I made the mistake of asking him if he was intentionally sending me pictures of animals every week. He replied that he wasn't, but now that I've asked, I think he's taken it on as a challenge.

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