Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10 April 2017 - Week 76

Good week. So awesome thing happened on Wed. Kristy (the investigator that dropped us a few weeks ago) called us out of the blue and wanted to meet with us. She had recently gone to Salt Lake with her husband (a member) and they did lots of tours and even heard MT choir sing! It was a super spiritual experience for her. We were able to have a lesson with her and we invited her to be baptized. So she now has a bap date for in about 2 weeks! Other than that not much has happened this week. Oh I bashed with a preacher for a solid 2 hours. It's funny because they don't think I can hang and when I do it freaks them out. It's fun because I have more ammunition then they do. (and I'm pretty good at arguing lol) but I'm just excited to get the summer over with. Thanks for all the letters and support! -Elder John M.Gilbert

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

27 March & 3 April 2017 - Weeks 74 & 75

Transfer week. I am staying in Sylacauga for another transfer. My companion Elder Standifird on the other hand is leaving and going to Mississippi. I will be getting Elder Sharp. I have no idea who he is or anything. But will find out tomorrow. I'm sad to see Elder Standifird go. Today we were supposed to go hike the highest mountain in Alabama. But when we got up it was pouring rain so we just went to Blue Bell instead. (Which we were going to do anyway!) Thank you for all the support. Can't wait to see everyone. My grandma would be happy to announce that were down to 30 weeks :P Love y'all -Elder John M. Gilbert

Note from Mom - Didn't have the heart to tell him it's actually 31 more weeks. I think it has something to do with his two weeks in the MTC instead of three, so he will be out 105 weeks instead of 104... Or maybe it's when the transfers happen so he comes home a week later...? Anyway, we think he'll be home the first week in November .
Hang in there Elder Gilbert - we love you!!! ❤