In the morning stopped by the store to pick up a few things. We then we to the Palmyra Elders apartment to start our laundry. We then carpooled to downtown Disney we spent a couple hours there with the district then we went to Joe's. We stopped by Elder Hansen/Cook's apartment so Elder Westover could pickup some stuff he left. We continued our laundry till time to head to P Day activity. We showed up to the church building to find the gym full of lacrosse players having practice so there was a location change. We played the usual pivot and Gator Ball, it was better since it was a smaller gym. We grabbed dinner and picked up Brother Walkers lawnmower then dropped it off. We gave the Sisters their phone that they left at P Day activity. It is kind of hard to get missionaries their phones when they leave them places.
After studies we had service at the Dean's house helping make some repairs from getting flooded. They live down a slope and they had some drainage problems with all of the rain. Then we went to help tarp a travel trailer at the Knubals. Then went back for lunch. We went and saw Armando and talked to him for a while. We then met Joseph while finding. Joseph likes prophets and wanted to learn more. He does better with Spanish so we referred him to the Spanish missionaries. We stopped by the church to get some cookies before we stopped for dinner. We were able to see Paula and setup a time to meet next week. We met Victor and taught him the restoration. He was interested in prophets also. He will be a hard one to catch home. We continued finding and got another appointment set for the week.
We started the day with the missionary broadcast in the morning. They announced some changes to our daily schedule to help us be more productive during the day. They also changed our key indicators. We then had a lunch at In N Out for Elder Rubio who is going home early due to his messed up back. We then stopped at Joe's and dropped off Elder Russell/Cook. We got a call from Brother Dean when we got back, he needed help moving some wood. Our dinner was with the Dicus family. We had a lesson with the Kaaiaomnus with Brother Kenny. We taught them the restoration. We then finished the night talking about the creation with Linda and Pedro.
We started the day after our studies with stopping by the mission office to get a new driving card. We need to use these cards to sign into the cars we drive. We stopped by the doctor later in the day. We had dinner with Sister Kilgore and Antonio. We finished our night teaching about the freedom of choice to Brother Wright.
We finished in the morning and went to a service at Stop Hunger Now or what is now called Rise Against Hunger with Elder Westover/Jones. We helped do some inventory, staging for events, cleaning, pallet breaking and we setup an event that is going to be held at the warehouse. The rest of our day we tried to find some people to teach, but we couldn't seem to find anyone that wanted to talk. We exchanged at the end of the night with the zone leaders. I stayed in the area with Elder Pruitt.
We did some district finding in the morning after studies. We challenged the companionships to go give out two copies of the Book of Mormon. We were able to meet quite a few people and gave out three. We met some people celebrating the Chinese new year and talked about families. The Sisters found two families and Palmyra found a guy that was welcoming. We went to go and see Angelica, we ended up helping her bring groceries into her apartment. We were walking around and some one said hey. It was the Vargas family they knew Elder Pruitt from when he served in this area. We helped them move their grandmother into her new apartment. The Spanish missionaries are currently teaching them and they seem to be doing well. We went to go teach Omar. We dropped Omar since he is unwilling to act on what we share with him. We saw Mercedes and talked about the Book of Mormon with her. We then exchanged back at the end of the night.
Early morning ward council. We setup the chairs in the cultural hall for the combined fifth Sunday session. The combined session was cool. They picked some members to tell their conversion stories. They shared some really good ones. They were able to show how important of a role that members take in the conversion process. We had dinner with the Larkins then we had them teach us the restoration. We finished the night weekly planning at the church.
Do we know what worship means? I'm sure most of us think, well we worship when we go to church, right? Yes that is one way that we are able to worship, but there is more. So to worship God is giving him our love, serving him and offering our devotion. So to truly worship him doesn't mean we go and worship him once a week at church. To worship is an everyday thing we need to keep his commandments, pray and follow his example. We should always be worshiping him throughout the week. Alma and Amulek help us understand this principle better in Alma 32 and 34.
Love Elder Caleb S. Bailey