Tuesday, June 27, 2017

12, 19, & 26 June 2017 - Weeks 85, 86, & 87

Crazy few weeks. Sorry I haven't been posting, life has been crazy. So we kinda had a baptism (technically the Sisters did) but we helped a lot. His name is Tom and he has been meeting with missionaries for almost 2 years! He is awesome! He was baptized in a creek. There was so much symbolism in it. So back in like the 1800's the first 2 missionaries that came to Alabama came here to Bessemer. They met  a little girl and gave her a Book of Mormon and then they had to leave. Over the years she read it and it was true, prayed that missionaries would come back, and they eventually did and baptized her in the creek next to her house. Now in 2017 about 3/4 of this massive ward is related to that one girl. Tom was just baptized in that same creek and this month is the 80th anniversary of the first group here in Alabama (in that house) next to Brackner creek. Cool stuff! 
Tom and John just went to the temple for the first time last week with family names to be baptized for. 
So that was super cool.

We went to T-town for a zone activity, we got hooked up with a tour of the stadium! 
We got to go down into the locker room, press rooms, everything! It was awesome!! 

We crashed a wedding at the Vulcan.....

​I caught 4 catfish...

... and we ate them!

So idk if any of y'all have ever heard of "Moody Mansion" but it's one of the most haunted houses in the US!....and its in our area. I knocked on it, to see if they wanted the gospel...
1 Peter 3:19 " By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison"

This is the crew eating/making s'mores at the Chases house after Toms baptism.

We got our hands on some buttermilk syrup (best thing in the world) and Johnnie made us some pancakes to go with it!! (It's a big deal, he's come a long way!)
 Then yesterday was my comps 21st Birthday!! So celebrated that!

Love y'all! Have a great week! - Elder John M. Gilbert


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