What a great week here in the ABM! It absolutely flew by. But what else is new?
To start it out on Tuesday we had another great lesson with Dale and we were very very grateful! She is making such great progress!
On Wednesday we spent some time at the food pantry and saw Nicole! She is so awesome and is going to mutual faithfully! She is the cutest thing. ALSO that evening we found another deaf person! So cool, huh?
Remember the Pentecostal church we went to last Sunday? 2 of their members, Nick and Caitlyn, were really excited to meet with us and hear what we had to say. We set up an appointment with them for Thursday at their church and they asked if they could teach us a bible study too. I was like 60% sure we were going to be walking into a bash but it wasn’t at all! We taught them the restoration and they had really really good questions, and then they taught us a little bit about their beliefs! It was really cool and they are the best people ever! AND Nick came to church on Sunday!!! He had really good comments in Sunday school and really liked it.
On Friday morning we went to see Mary! She is the sweetest member who can’t come to church because she’s confined to the nursing home she’s in but she is SO solid! We visit her every week and she is always so excited to hear how our work is going. We got to her room and she got SO excited and said "I’ve been waiting for you and praying that you would come soon!" Turns out the last time we were there after we left one of her nurses started asking her tons of questions about us and was so curious and really wanted us to come to her house! Mary was sooooo excited to give us the referral and feel included in the work!
Saturday we spent some time at cute cute downtown Prattville contacting people. It’s right on the river so there are always tons of people there shopping, eating, and playing in the river. We started talking to 2 guys who were sitting at a table by the river devouring a bucket of crawfish. They were super super nice and invited us to sit down and offered to let us try some. I really liked it and once they realized that they would. not. stop. giving them to me. I literally ate so many. It’s struggle trying to teach the restoration while they just keep handing you crawfish and expecting you to eat all of them haha! When in Alabama I guess!
I am very very grateful for my wonderful companion, this great area, beautiful Alabama, the sweet southern people, and the restored gospel in my life! I couldn’t ask for anything more!
All my love,