Wednesday, February 10, 2016

8 February 2016 - Week 15

So this week has been kind of crazy! We have had some really cool experiences lately. So missionaries have been here forever in this little town and it has been tracted out! So we are trying to work on the outskirts of town.On Friday we biked over 15 miles. Elder Hyde and I were biking out there and we had a terrible mood. We were all irritated because we don't have a car "we shouldn't have to bike this far. Why do they have 2 sets of missionary's here, it doesn't make sense!" but then we get a call from this little kid from the hood, who's 13 who we have been teaching. He calls us up and told us that he skipped school and wants to know what we are up to. We tell him were going to this trailer park to try and talk to some people. He wants to come with us. He shows up with his little bike, backpack, slacks, no socks, dress shoes, white shirt and tie. He rides 6 miles with us! And he has sickle cell so he can't really run or bike very well and gets winded easily. So my companion and I take turns pulling him behind us on our bikes. I know for a fact that this was Heavenly Father telling us "we have nothing to complain about!" We are so blessed! And his school ended up having a lock-down that day because of an intruder. Just stuff like that happens to us every day! The other day we were going to teach a lesson to our barber, and we had the time of the lesson written down in out planner for 10 in the morning. So we headed over there and she says "Oh i thought you were coming at 1" We were confused and just said "oh sorry I guess we got the time of the appointment wrong" (which never really happens, we are good about our planning) but we were able to still have the lesson right then at 10.  Then on our way back we are biking home and we see an old lady who had fallen on her porch and couldn't get up. So we hopped off our bikes real fast and ran over to her and we were able to help her up into her house. But I don't know how long she was laying there because she was exhausted! She was almost about to pass out! But we were able to help her! But now if we had gotten our lesson appointment right, we wouldn't have been there on that street at that time to help her. There are just crazy things like that, that happen everyday to us. If it's one thing that I have learned on my mission, it's just be your self, dig deep and work hard, Heavenly Father has a plan for everything and it will all work out.

​So we have been playing basketball about once a week for a couple weeks now. Through the weeks from about the beginning of January it started with just Elder Hyde and I. Then our district started to come so we had about 6 missionaries. Then some youth of the ward started to come and we had about 8 or 9. Then on Friday we show up to the church and there were about 30 people there! Kids from the high school the youth invited, Less active members, random people form the hood and trailer parks we invited to come out. It was awesome! We were able to talk and meet a lot of people!!
We are just working hard and things are kind of starting to come together. We have completed the 1st week of our P90X! And we are eating well and just grinding! 
Thank you so much for buying the bike! I'm exited! And my legs will be very appreciative! They are a little tired of dirt roads on that road bike.....
Thanks for all the support from all the family and friends! Love you guys -Elder Gilbert #15

1 comment:

  1. Blessing for this wonderful man! I love hearing his experiences. He is growing up so much!