We have been blessed with a cold front this past week! Temps have been in the high 70s and it has been overcast. This is the best weather when you are on a bike plus the mosquitoes hate the cooler weather! Win-Win. We did get caught in a huge thunderstorm the other day. We made it to the awning of a building where we then stood for about 45 minutes as the storm passed. I tried to take pictures of it but I am not sure if you can see them that well. I took some videos, too. Sounds like y'all have gotten some rotten weather this week. I'm not going to lie, I would rather have 115 degree dry heat than the 95 degree humidity of Texas, but what can you do? haha I am jealous that you are having fun earthquakes. I miss those things! Hurricanes and Tornadoes...who needs 'em?
I got through to the DMV and they are sending me a paper license this week. Hopefully I can fly with that...guess we will find out next year.
This weekend we helped with a run in Galveston. We helped by passing out water and cheering on the runners. It was a fun way to spend a Saturday with my Zone. We were stationed on Tiki Island. Those poor people had to run across the causeway. That is a hard run! Our tour of Texas City was fun. The museum is not open on Mondays so we will have to wait till our P-day is switched to Wednesday one week in Oct. (the 15th). We are having a member of the second Quorum of the Seventy touring our mission.
Huge miracles! A less active, who is not on our records, walked into church on Sunday. She comes up to us and said, "I want to go back to the temple. I need that Spirit back in my life." She said that she would look out her window wishing she would see missionaries riding by. She knew that they could help her come back. Also, we were able to find another less active through OYMing and asking for referrals. We spoke with one man and then asked him if any of his neighbors would need a message or service and he pointed to a house across the street. He said he didn't know anything about him so we could go and see. We knocked on the door and the man that answered said he joined the church 4 years ago in Arizona and said we could come by and see him again. Through these events I received confirmation that there are people on streets we walk every day that are ready to meet with us and come back to the fold of Christ. We just have to have faith and keep working hard.
Other than that our week was pretty much the same. Riding bikes and sharing the word of God. Being a missionary is a ton of fun and I am glad that I have this time in my life to give back to the Lord what I owe.
I love you!
The propeller from the ship that blew up and wreck Texas City in 1947. Google it. It is nuts.
One part of the Refineries. This is what Texas City looks like for miles and miles. (No wonder the town gets wrecked when a ship explodes. Tons and tons of oil.)
And us getting stuck in the rain. Good times :)