Monday, September 26, 2016

The fruits of our Work!

Columbus Zone Training Meeting
Dear Family and Friends,
I slacked off a little this week in my journal but I shall do my best!

On Tuesday I went on exchanges with Elder Munn in his area (Ft. Mitchell). We had a pretty decent day. We did some service for the Otts and taught one of their investigators, Nicole. Another of their investigators, Bonnie, was hospitalized, so her Baptism had to be pushed back. She should be discharged in the next day or two. 

The next morning we exchanged back and did some RMT and we all had lunch at our apartment. Later on we tried a potential and it turned out to be a confused hung-over guy that kinda took us back since we were looking for a woman... Wednesday was relatively uneventful other than that. We really pushed trying to follow up with some potentials and less-actives. 

On Thursday we had ZTM in Columbus and the Graysons and the Finlinsons showed up to the meeting. Man, I hardly recognize anyone... Well, they ended up taking our car from us.... Sad day :( and since we took the other Elders, the Finlinsons took us back. On our way back they treated us to Popeye's and I love their biscuits!

Friday was primarily busy with weekly planning and getting a new couch from some members moving to Arizona. Bro. Bush helped us pick it up in his truck. 

We spent most of Saturday in Columbus working with the Red Cross installing free smoke alarms. We installed about 50 alarms in about 7 homes. Those people, well a good few, were receptive to hearing more of our message and we referred those people to the Zone Leaders who work in the area. It seemed to me that we were able to talk with them as we came with the Red Cross vests on. A really good day, probably the best day of the week! We later gave our old couch to the Sisters.

Sunday went by really fast. The highlight was the lesson in Elder's Quorum. AJ taught it and it was incredible to see the fruits of our work with him over a year ago now coming through. A lot of what he said are what we taught him. It brought me true joy to see that. Not too many missionaries get to see that, as Josten Cornett mentioned to me. Truly a blessing and a tender mercy.

The days are little by little cooling off. It is still in the 90s in the middle of the day but not quite as muggy as it was during the Summer. 
Have a good week y'all!

Elder Alexander Kestner