Monday, August 24, 2015

A short sketch on Longview

August 24, 2015

One more week down! Haha. the weeks are definitely starting to go by faster and the work is starting to be more fun, so those are two good things. I also realize that i haven't talked much about the city of Longview that I’m in. so here it goes:

Longview is kind of a ghetto town. There is a little section right
next to the lake that's pretty nice, and that’s where we're staying
with members. But a lot of our area is called the highlands and it's
not the most safe haha. i think only the Spanish speaking sisters are
allowed to come to our area and that's only until 6:00. Also most
people live in a lot of poverty so they cant afford a security system,
so pretty much everyone has their own little den of dogs. After the
first two days we decided to keep a lint roller in the car. Also this
town is infested with spiders. You just have to accept them; they're
pretty much on every porch. They're in the side mirrors of every
mission vehicles. i even seriously woke up this morning to find a
spider over three inches long on my pillow. Ha my companion took a video of my reaction/ capture of the spider, too bad we can't send

As far as the work is concerned, this has been a really good week. The whole mission fasted for baptisms last Sunday and that has helped us a lot. We found five new investigators, and three of them were at the park between the times of 8:50 and 9:00 pm. Heavenly father definitely blesses us for diligence. I also extended my first baptism invitation this week. It was the most nerve-wracking thing ever, way worse than inviting someone to go on a date with you haha. It was a girl named J*** J**** and we were teaching her about the Doctrine of Christ and we got to baptism. All of a sudden I felt the spirit SO strong. so i read Alma 7:14,15 to her and asked her if she would be baptized?...Well, she said she would think about it. At least she came to church on Sunday!

Oh also don't worry about me with the wild fires raging everywhere up here, they're pretty far away but they are huge. Even as far away as 
we are, the smoke is everywhere causing the sun to be bright pink (my pic doesn't do it justice). Well those are the highlights, hope you all had a great week!

Elder Thomas

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