Monday, May 22, 2017

Hey everyone, it was so good to see all your faces last week for Mother's Day!

  This week was pretty awesome! We had a lot of miracles. So we started the week out by visiting a bunch of less actives in the ward. We stopped by Virginia, she's in her 70s and lives alone with her pet bird. She has the biggest John Wayne movie collection I've ever seen because she said he reminds her of her dad. Virginia hasn't come to church in over a year and we prayed to be able to get through to her to know why. Well prayer always works but I didn't expect it to work that fast because when we walked in she said "boys I want to go to church but I don't want to take the buses". So we called up a member nearby and now she has a ride to church every Sunday. So that was definitely a miracle for the week and we had another one that happened just two days ago on Saturday. 

We got a new investigator named David. Elder Valentine and I were walking past the library in our area and stopped to listen to some homeless people that had formed a band and were playing music for spare change. Well we sat there for about 5 min just listening to these guys play and just started talking to people about the gospel because there was a small crowed gathered around. We talked to David and he recognized we were missionaries and asked if he could come to church with us. He from Tennessee he's in his low 30s and is a pro bass fisher and he actually came to church this Sunday!!!!! It was so sweet! He had a bunch of questions that we answered during the whole meeting and then during one the the hymns, he asked us about baptism. We asked him if he would like to be baptized and he said YES! So keep David in your prayers as he works towards baptism these next couple of weeks. 

Well that's about it from me for this week.  I know this church is true and miracles still happen today. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that the message we as missionaries and members share is a message of hope and love. I love you all and hope you have a great week.

Love Elder Taysom

Oh and the video is me and Elder Valentine playing some high schoolers in some B-ball.... We kicked their butts haha We were just walking by and asked them if they wanted to play us and then we beat them and now we're like super good friends with a bunch of them! We are starting up a basketball night at the church so they don't have to play on the sucky asphalt!

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