Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Cleanest Car!!!!!

My family!!!!

Please allow me a moment to brag.  For as long as I have been in Dayton, I have been engaged in a silent struggle, a year-long battle, a fight that I have never been able to win.  Until now.  (did you like that build up?)  Every few months we have a zone conference, and at that zone conference they check all of the cars.  Out of 10-15 cars, they pick a winner for cleanest car, and that companionship is given something more precious than gold: they are given a few miles added to their monthly mileage allotment.  Well, I had almost given up hope that I would ever win, but this past week at zone conference my dreams were finally realized.  We won!  So I can now check winning the clean car award off of my missionary bucket list...

Quite a bit happened this week.  I used a garden tiller for the first time, I was offered (and successfully rejected) tequila, and I witnessed a flash flood!

We also found lots of new people this week, all with tons of potential!  I'm super excited for all the amazing lessons we will have this week with all of them!

Our P-day was moved to today because of a miracle!  President Porter was inspired to have P-day on Tuesday this week instead of Monday, and to have a huge focus on finding new investigators.  The whole day our phone went crazy as everyone reported and new investigator that we were able to find.  At the end of the day, as a mission we found 234 new investigators!  That is over half of what our weekly record is: in just one day!  We had a mission-wide conference call and talked about that amazing miracle and about how that was just the beginning of the miracles that will occur in June.  I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us.  I know that he is behind all that happens out here, and that as we obey, he blesses us and those around us.

Sorry this email isn't too long.  If I had more time I'd go into a bit more detail on some things, but the library is super full today, so I don't have much time.

Thanks for your emails!  It sounds like things are going well at home.  I hope you all have a great week!


Elder Foote
Floating Car During a Flood
View From an Over Pass
Flooding on The Freeway
Flooding in Ohio