Tuesday, September 30, 2014

5th P day in Phoenix


Living Water; Tender Mercies


D&C 133:29
"And in the barren deserts there shall come forth pools of living
water; and the parched ground shall no longer be a thirsty land." (APM
Mission scripture)

This week was by far the best week so far. First off, we taught 15
lessons this week! This isn't a lot of lessons, but it is for us. We
tried so hard to teach and find people to teach. The Lord is blessing
us! None of our teaching appointments fell through, which is almost
unheard of. (I'm aware that I just ended a sentence with a
preposition. Chastise me later!) We didn't have any trouble finding
members to come with us to the lessons either, so that was a blessing!

Perhaps our biggest miracle this week was after our lesson Sunday
night. After our lesson, we had about an hour to kill, so we decided
to visit some people. We both felt impressed to go see Dennis, the guy
who was my first street contact. He seemed really open and promising,
but he never answered the door. We decided to visit anyways. He opened
the door, and we ended up talking to him and his wife/girlfriend for
about 45 minutes. He said that we came by at just the right time, and
that he believes it wasn't a coincidence—neither do we. We have an
appointment with him next Sunday night. He and his wife even said that
they'd be willing to join the Church if it feels right. We didn't even
ask him, he just said it. We look forward to seeing he and his wife's
progression.

On a less spiritual side, this week has been pretty mild! It only hit
100 like once. Yesterday was 80 degrees and it was NICE. There was a
downpour Saturday. It flooded all of the streets so we were stuck
inside from 1 until dinner. The rain was so heavy you couldn't see 10
feet in front of you. Plus, there was 80mph winds. The Palm trees were
almost horizontal. Lots of trees were uprooted. Being from Missouri
and so close to Joplin, I thought it looked like a Spring shower, but
everyone around acted like it was Hurricane Katrina or something haha.
Yeah, I swear the rain and storms are following me—these were the
biggest floods here ever I think. Who knows? The Second Coming may be
nigh. ;)

Well, that's about all of the excitement. P-Day will be on Tuesday
next week because of transfers. I got a haircut today and the lady
said, "Getting all dressed up for a haircut, huh?" I just said, "Well
of course." No worries, I haven't lost my sense of humor. When I say
hello to people on the street or in public and they don't respond, I
just say, "thanks me too" haha. The key is to keep a good attitude
when the people around you don't.

I love you!

Much love,

Elder Jones


another quick email!

SMALL WORLD

So last night we had dinner at a member's home and they asked where I
was from. I said Joplin, MO, and they got excited. They asked if I
knew the Dugdales. I told them that they're in my ward! Apparently
they knew their whole family super well when the Dugdales lived in
Arizona. Please tell Sister Dugdale that I bet the Collins family and
ate dinner with them!! Small world!

Elder Jones

Some things never change!
Kevin also said they closed the stake center next to the temple during the open house and one ward is in their building.  Because of that they moved the computers out of the family history center to use that room so he doesn't have a computer to send us pictures for awhile. Guess we will just get a few selfies!

he sent a picture of him and Elder Jeong and the new Phoenix Temple!!


Phoenix Arizona Temple

Elder Jones and Jeong

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