January 12, 2015
This week I went on exchanges with Elder Deem and I got to Drive! That's the second time! Ella had to cancel with us because she is sick. A lot of people are sick right now so we haven't been able to see them. We saw Todd and his little room that he rents out is even more decorated! Every time I go over, he has more statues of Jesus or Buddha, and now they are painted! I'll have to get some pictures of his room for sure!
We taught Cristina and the Tapia family the Plan of Salvation lesson, and brought Josh Fielding to both the lessons. He's preparing for his mission and wants to know what he can best do to prepare. We told him to read the white handbook! We went by David's and he invited us in for a few tacos and something to drink. He had a bunch of friends over for a party. They were playing NBA 2K13. On an end table we saw a bunch of empty beer cans! We went to Rob Brec's house for a Tri-tip barbecue! He also made something called Chile Rellenos. He barbecues these big green Chile's till they are golden brown, then he smokes them in a bag for a minute, pulls off the skin and dunks it in melted butter with garlic salt, before eating it! It is super good! The Winchell's are also good friends of his and they came over!
Elder Robinson is doing great, we have been teaching well together and we always get along!
I know that we are lead today by prophets who are inspired men of God. I know that we can always be happy when we abide by their counsel and heed their warnings.
Wednesday night we were going to see Naomi when a guy on the street told us "their is a 91 yr old lady that just got evicted and is now homeless. What can your church do to help her?" We checked it out and found a woman, named Lisa, and her mom who both got kicked out. Their stuff was all out side the apartment in the open. We volunteered to come back in the morning and help her move her stuff to storage. Thursday morning we got Brother Campbell to bring his trailer and help us load everything. It took way longer than it should have. Lisa was scatter brained from lack of sleep, and had to watch her 91 yr old mother with dementia. We called Brother French to take our place, because we needed to be gone atto get to Santa Barbra for a zone meeting at . We left at and quickly changed into suits and got to the meeting about a half hour late. But they waited a bit for us, so we didn't miss much.
I'm glad we had members to respond quickly to be good Samaritans to help Lisa and her mom even after we left!