Hey there everyone, How was all y'alls week?
My week went my so fast! Can y'all believe that I have been out for 3 and a half months! So cray, cray to me!
Monday, I had my first really rude rejection.. and it was of a less active ladies husband, haha... it wasn't even bad though.
Tuesday, we found a new investigator. Her name is J. We met her while we where out street contacting. She was sitting in a wheelchair. We asked her what she was doing and she was like " I'm actually praying" We then got talking with her, she told us that she was having a really hard time. She told us that her son has a brain injury. He was shot twice at point blank. He was in a coma for awhile, but he lived. She also told us how her husband died in June, she invited us in to meet her son. He is so nice, he told us his whole story. (The wheelchair belongs to her son) He asked if we had any pamphlets or anything. We were like "Oh do we" he seemed pretty normal considering what happened. He was able to talk to us normally. J. asked us what made us go down her street. We just said it must have been the Holy Ghost. She was so amazed how we leave our homes for that long to go and talk about Jesus Christ. While we were talking to her outside she started crying when we told her that we were missionaries and that we wanted to just talk to her and listen. We went over the Restoration with her and her son. We have another appointment with them tomorrow. That was so great! His name is Roin. (Ryan) and he is 27. So after that we just did the same old stuff.
Wed., we did the usual, we tried some less actives, we visited some investigators etc.
Thursday, we did weekly planning and saw some investigators.
Friday, I made my companion crash her bike, it was actually sad but funny... actually not really funny. We were biking back from seeing a less active recent convert. I was in the lead. I saw a HUGE snake on the side walk. I didn't know if it was dead or alive, so I slammed on my brakes. She tried to stop but was going to fast. She hit into the back of me and her bike landed almost right on top of the snake, thank goodness it was dead! She just scrapped up her knee a little, nothing too bad. The snake was CREEPY looking! It was black with red diamonds on its back! It didn't look like it had been hit but there was blood out the mouth. I should have taken a picture, it was gross! We then had a movie night at the church. It's a great way to get members to bring non-members to activities. We watched some movies. The missionaries do a missionary movie night every Friday night. Last week the Elders were in charge and this week it's Sister Cooper and my turn! It's really great!
Saturday, we had a lot of people cancel on us, hopefully we will be able to see them sometime this week.
Sunday, we just went to church and did the usual. We had dinner with the W. family. They are really friendly. We also had a lesson with L. our recent convert! We are doing the new member lessons with her! She is 17 and so awesome! I think I already told you about her!
Today we went to the Gulf Breeze Zoo!!! It was really cool! I got to feed the lamas and the giraffes. They ate out of my hand, the goat bit me haha... but it wasn't hard at all. It was really cool though! I also saw a huge alligator. He wouldn't come out of the water so I couldn't get a picture of him. We also got to feed the birds They landed all over my hands and arms, it was really neat! A member took us, she is really nice!
I hope y'all had a wonderful week! I love y'all so much and miss y'all too! I am so looking forward to talking to the family on Christmas!
Love, Sister Hannah Seegrist