This week has been good. We've been helping Sister Jones prepare for baptism. We reset her date for the 4th of March. She came to church again and has been progressing well. She is doing better on her reading. She is living the word of wisdom and this week we committed her to living the law of tithing. We had a less active member named Ulanda Alcott come back to church for the first time in a long while. Everyone at church was super happy she was there and came back. Jalisa Gibson, the other less active we've been teaching, texted us this week thanking us for teaching her and helping her gain confidence to come back to church and helping her understand that Heavenly Father is there for her but she said she didn't want to meet with missionaries anymore for now. It was a sad text to receive. We don't really know why but she doesn't want to talk about it. We reset a few dates this week one with Renee for April 8th who has been doing great at quitting his addictions to live the word of wisdom and also one with Juanita and her daughter, Jaania, for March 25th who we had a powerful plan of salvation lesson with at the Sobers. They were committed to come to church but she felt sick again. Meredith was also going to come and she was dressed and ready waiting on her two friends that she invited to come with her to pick her up but they never showed. It was awesome that she invited her friends though sad they left her hanging and kept her from being able to come to church. We've been having a lot of fall through appointments and stuff not working out but we keep doing the best we can and we keep pressing forward in faith knowing that all thing will work out in the end. I have a fun story to tell about the stolen bicycles. So last week Thursday we filed a police report for the bikes and this Monday early on Pday I got a call from the police station saying they found the tires for my bike and that I needed to come in and identify them. We did and they were my tires. They then told me that I had to go to court and give a short statement a little later that morning right during sports at 10:00am. I was in shorts and a t shirt from playing sport and I quickly went from sport to home to change into some jeans slightly nicer but not fully dressed as I didn't have time because we then had to drive with the senior couple all the way into town to go to the court. I got there and found that Jeans and a t shirt were against the policy but they let me in at the gate and even the police officer at the court entrance let me in to the court with my attire but as soon as I got up on the stand in front of the judge he kicked me straight out one time. I didn't even get a chance to say anything and I was like a deer in the headlights. It was crazy haha. The police station didn't tell me anything that I needed to bring or wear or really do but just to go there to give a statement. They said they would give us a call later on about the case. We could only file the report for one of the bikes the first time since Elder Tye was transferred to st. vincent and wasn't there to report it and the senior couple couldn't come at that time so Friday this week we went in with one of the senior couples to report for the other bike and when we were there they gave us back my tires! That was great! I'm still missing the front fork and a lot of stuff from the other bike but it's been reported and hopefully we'll get it all back. For now we are still walking but it's possible we get our bikes back. We were very shocked the police actually did something and found the one set of tires. It has been a good week. I love you all tons! I testify that this gospel is true with all humility and sincerity of heart! Take care!
Victory!! haha one step closer to gaining back all the parts of our bikes!
End of Elder Anderson's first district mtg photo and then district lunch after. Elder Dixon, Elder Kuru, Sister Koger, and Sister Fuller are the others in our district. The other Elders are the Assistants to President Herrington. I got a Chicken and Potato Roti for lunch which is basically a Caribbean burrito and I had some local golden apple juice which was really nice :)