These past few weeks have been absolutely crazy! And there seems to be no end in sight! This Friday Gladys Knight yes (and the pips) is coming to Bessemer. But not with the pips, with a Grammy award wining choir. Gladys Knight is Mormon! Yepp. She is coming to my church building to put on a huge devotional testimony meeting funded by the missionary department of the church. So it's all missionary oriented. The missionaries and members are bringing as many nonmembers as possible! We are told that hundreds of baptisms come from this. She is doing 2 shows in Tennessee the 5th. 2 shows here in Bessemer on the 6th, and 2 more in Mississippi. All right in the middle of her tour and still has her show in Vegas! Crazy! But this is a great missionary opportunity and we have been preparing for it for weeks. They are putting a whole stage in the chapel! Then on Saturday all the missionaries will be distributing gift bags that contain a CD, a book of Mormon, and a restoration DVD, to all the people that request one from the 2 shows. It's the missionaries' job to deliver all of them with the member that invited them within 24 hours after the show! It's going to be crazy! Oh! And we have a baptism that Saturday. To add to the crazyness. Oh and we had one last week as well. He is supper cool! He's a country singer!
I only have 4 weeks left and I am beyond ready to come home! I can't wait to see everyone and get my real life started!! Thank you for all the support throughout my mission! Can't wait to see everyone!!
-Elder John M. Gilbert