Sunday, January 29, 2012

A New Four-Legged Companion!

Elder Bird with another new companion in Winston.  Tiger is a baby pitbull who hangs out with Brock and Elder Cooper
in their backyard.
     Hey, we have a new dog to add to the family. Haha! Her name is Tiger and lives in our backyard. She's an abandoned baby pitbull that is the cutest thing ever. It just wandered into our backyard and has been there for awhile. She takes off but always comes back. Haha! Kinda funny! Some members are adopting her!

    Brock's first days in Winston were a little tough.  He says he had a really bad cold but he seems to be back to normal now.
Things got a lot better now that I got rid of that cold.  It's good to be back to my old self and be out and working hard! Getting stuff done! DOIN' WORK! :)  We went out in the rain to tract.  This week was pouring rain!. It literally rained for 46 hours straight!  Haha, got to love Oregon!

     We taught Stephanie Atherton, which went really well.  We set a date for her to be baptized on February 4th and she is super thrilled about it.  We  answered a few of her questions and set a few things up and then headed to Wiley's house. He is really cool.  12 years old and super thrilled about getting baptized! He is thee most amazing kid! He has a minor case of autism so his parents waited a little longer for him to decide to get baptized, but I love teaching him.  You can just see the Light of Christ beaming from him! :)

    Elder Cooper and I had a lesson with the Mackey family.  Really cool family.  They had been homeless for awhile but now they're back on their feet looking for answers and guidance in their lives.  We have had some pretty good lessons with them and they totally have enjoyed reading the Book of Mormon and coming to church.  They say they have noticed a huge difference in their life as they have done so.

   We stopped at Taco Time and grabbed some free food from Brother Bechinhower!  He is soooo cool. I love that guy.  Later we had to do some finding and contact different people. then we had to drive all the way to Sutherline to do a baptismal interview which went really well and was fun to do! :) To see these people so excited to get baptized just makes the work totally worth it! :)

    We came in contact with Brandon, a really cool kid who looks like Sean White, so we got to know him and talked about the Gospel. His parents just got baptized a year ago and he has been coming to church with them and has loved it.  He is 15 and just told us he is ready so we set a date for him to be baptized on the 28th! :)  We're really excited for him!

     Brock sent more pictures from his time in Bend.  Here are a couple we wanted to share.

Elder Bird and Elder Lyon with Brother Marsh and Michael, who was baptized
not long before Brock left Bend.

Elder Bird calls these elders the "Bend Crew." 

 I love you hope all is well! :)

Be safe,

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