Therapeutic Storms

Posted By Elder Dakota Summers on May 8, 2017 | 0 comments

I don’t have to much to talk about but had a bunch of random moments this week. On Thursday it started pouring rain while we were biking, we tried dodging rain drops trying not to get AS wet but we just accepted the loss.

I don’t know what it is but I can never stop smiling when we are soaking wet biking to teach people about the gospel! There is something about riding a bike down an open road surrounded by green trees with dark storm clouds above that is really therapeutic.

On Wednesday we had a zone conference and an Area Seventy came and spoke with us about becoming master teachers and how to help improve the work. It was spiritually uplifting and helped a ton with ways to become better.

That night we went and met with our investigator named George and read a chapter out of the Book of Mormon with him. During the lesson we discussed what would be keeping him back from being baptized and he told us there wasn’t really anything so we put him on date for June 24, 2017!! George is hilarious, he tells random stories all the time but has a good testimony of the gospel and has seen it bless his life a ton.

On Sunday we finally were able to get James to come to church with us and during sacrament meeting he wanted to bare his testimony! He and I went up and it was great to see someone whose not a member share their testimony on God’s plan and love for all of us. James is getting ready to go to college in a few weeks so we won’t be able to finish teaching him but this man is solid, members thought he was a third missionary!

Now on another fun little note; normally when we bike and people yell stuff at us or what not, we just smile and wave and keep going, but Sunday night I waved at some kids standing outside a gas station and they started laughing soooo I turned around and talked to them. One of the kids was using an Australian accent with us and laughing the whole time so we gave them a picture of Jesus and left.

I never thought I’d be confronting people like that, it takes them off guard cause they aren’t expecting you to do anything.

The whole week overall was great though, we’ve started to see the work pick up and we are finding more people who are going through hard times and need the gospel, it’s always in the worst moments when people turn to God and that’s mainly why we have trials because without them we would start to forget He was there. 

I hope y’all have a wonderful week and Happy Mother’s Day! I’ll see you soon! I love you!


Elder Summers

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