|Brock with the Beckinhaur family in Winston. He has a great love for the people he serves!|
Things are going great. No worries. The beach is amazing! The area is way cool and the people here are all so ready to be baptized!
Tuesday we tracted. Some of these houses I kid you not are the biggest thing I have ever seen. I guess that's what you get when you live in an area designated to tourists! Haha! But it's really cool, and I enjoy it. It's so beautiful. We had dinner with the Rehnes, a recent convert family. I enjoyed getting to know them. Elder Hatton and I were so hungry, and the pasta they made was bomb! Later we taught a man named Roberto, he only speaks Spanish. Brother Nightingale and I were able to teach him but my Spanish was pretty rusty so I wasn't much help. We will set a date with Roberto next week for baptism so we're stoked about that. We also had a lesson with a girl named Sierra! She is 25 and has two kids, a single mother, and a member of the church but not active. She wants to get back into the church and learn everything again. So we taught her the restoration which went really well and we set another appointment to meet back up with her later on in the week.
Wednesday we woke up and ran on the beach. It is so nice to wake up and smell the ocean, just that fresh ocean smell is amazing. I love it! :) We have a dog that lives with us. It's a wolfdog and is so funny, haha it runs on the beach with us and it literally is the biggest baby in the world.
|Apollo, the third companion at the Lincoln City beach house!|
Thursday we did some finding in the morning, had lunch and then volunteered at the food bank. It was really cool to help people out and give them the things they needed. I love doing things like that. Later we met a guy named Jorge. He has every gun imaginable and has a shooting range in his backyard. We taught and read with him. That evening we had dinner at Elder Cooper's aunt's house, and they have a pet monkey. It's funny! It tried to attack me through his cage! I got a good laugh out of it.
|Shane, the monkey, who tried to "attack" Brock. They're probably good friends now!|
We had a lesson with Alisha and her husband, another family we are working with! The father is a member but his wife is not. They are really cool. We read with them and talked about the restoration!
Friday we did some service and then spent our time contacting people and just setting things up for next week. We also did some finding, haha we just walk down the 101 and talk to people. It's pretty fun on weekends because there are a lot of people there! We had a lesson with Melissa. We sat down and read with her. She has a blood clot in her head so that's not good at all! We feel really bad for her, especially since she has two little kids! She will be leaving for a month to go live with her mom so she can take care of her and her kids, so hopefully things get better for her. Later we met our ward mission leader and correlated. Our ward mission leader is a pretty cool guy. He is a dentist and down to earth!
Saturday we had a lesson with Gregg Wescott. He has been investigating the church for awhile now, but we had a really good lesson with him and set a baptism date with him for June 16th as well. He has been through a lot with his family so he is pretty excited for baptism! We had dinner with the bishop! He is really cool and other members of the ward were there also so it was nice to get to know people! They all have these huge houses right out on the beach! After dinner we went to a few lessons with the bishop. We had another lesson with Sierra and the Koceyas.
Sunday we had our meetings and I gave a talk in sacrament meeting, so that was fun! Everyone said they enjoyed it! haha! So hopefully they did! After church we had a lesson with Bailey! She is 14, and we had the lesson at the Hansen's house! We talked to her about her baptism coming up and how she felt about things and then read a few chapters and re-taught the restoration!
That's pretty much my week, super busy but really fun! We're really working hard and just enjoying every second we have out here! The people here in Lincoln City are really great!
Well, I hope all is well!