Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Week 76 - Awesome people and food!!

Hey guys!!

It's been a great week here in Houston…super hot and humid, just how I hate it :p Hahahah. Tuesday this week we were on exchanges for a little bit with Elder Barrues and the Westgreen mini missionary Jeff. We had family history, then exchanged back that night and had English class…the people there are so funny!! They have a really hard time with s words like street they say it like, estreet so it's always a good time trying to help them with it. Wednesday, we had food bank… I think I've gained my southern accent just from being there hahah! Elder Schloer says when I get around southern people I have like this thick southern accent, I just think heck yes! Hahah Then we had Leroy and like always was an adventure hahah! We had pizza and did family history and found him a line that goes back all the way to the 1300’s! I'm like why can't this crap ever happen to me?? Then we taught Fabian with Brother Stalie man it was great and then Brother Stalie kind of went off... Hahahah but it was pretty funny to laugh at after wards. He started telling Fabian all the crazy things that were going to come with baptism yeah... Hahah we then had the Dodds which are a super cool family from Washington! There going to be going back in December… but they were telling me they were going to visit Lincoln city this upcoming week and I was super jealous! We had pizza with them and got to know them a little bit more, they're super cool! And then we had English class again. Thursday morning, we got to help this less active lady move into this retirement home and had to move her hospital bed which weighed a crap ton or so we thought but it wasn't too bad, it was just awkward to hold hahah. Friday we had zone meeting which was great!! Lots of stuff happened and we really just got to know all the new people and yeah it was pretty cool! We had dinner with the Nuñez fam, well we weren't expecting to but there such a cool family! And then we had dinner with the Cribbs and had such a good dinner! Saturday we met with Fabian and had thrift store service which was great! The people there love it when we come by! :) Then Sunday was awesome we had a theme in Elder Quorum about clean thoughts and stuff and they kind were just like it happens to all of you we know it does and were like there's so many ways to help it though and it made me think of a lot of people that are struggling with it. One thing that just stood out to me was just singing a primary hymn in your head can help a ton or even just to try. We also had Fabian’s bap interview which went great!! He's so awesome!

Well that's it for me this week love ya lots!!

This awesome philly cheesesteak sandwhich we had!!

Lunch out with our Elder's Quorum president...

Sick back pack I found...in the garbage...totally fixed the zipper and cleaned it up. It's as good as new!

My thrift shop find....

This nice lady we helped move and her son and granddaughter. 

Family History

Making calls...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Week 75 - Mini Missionary...Old cars and more!

Hey guys!
Well, things are going great here in H10! Fabian is doing great and is so ready for his baptism!! Going over the past week… Tuesday we had family history training and then lunch at the B’s and had hamburgers but man it was a rough day after that haha. For dinner we looked up the address of this family we were going to have dinner with and when we go there we found that they didn't live there so we took over a half an hour trying to find them which took forever! :p Then we had English class that night. Wednesday we had mutual slash I gave a baptismal interview which I always feel the spirit so strong in those interviews… it's just something about seeing someone who's getting ready to change their life and know of the blessings that'll come from it. Thursday was weekly planning and then we had some lessons. Friday was when things got good, I had a great district meeting this week and I finally started to get the hang of it all! I feel like my district is really seeing me as a leader and really understands that I'm here to help them find success and to help them find the peace in this journey they are taking. We then got to see L, he's married to a member and has the sickest car collection I've ever seen! He's got a ton of cars from the early 1900s and I got to crank start a 1913 Buick! I've always wanted to do that!! We also found out he has a huge thing for time, he said, “I wonder how long it'll take me in the bible to find something to ponder on?” He said, “It took me three words in the beginning,” and it's really stuck with him. That night we got our mini missionary, Ricky, which the guy is so awesome! He's got such a great spirit to him and has such a great desire to help people find the truth. Saturday, we did thrift shop service and also helped this family move out of the English ward, which is hard, there a super cool family! We then visited the D's and really tried to help him see the blessings of going to church! That night we saw A and the guy is great he's an investigator we use to teach and all of a sudden came back and was like I want to hear more! He's been progressing great! Sunday was probably one of my favorite days we had 5 investigators come to church this week! First time that's ever happened! We also got to see one of the sisters’ investigators get baptized, it was such a special thing the spirit was so strong in the room where it happened! I'm so thankful for all the many blessing my Heavenly Father has given me, look for the small moments and treasure them.

Love Elder Tidwell

Ummm...yes please....Majestic picture of Jesus riding a stallion. 

Some sweet cars!!

Helping some members move

Headed to the YSA activity...

Us with our Mini Missionary Ricky...