So we have been doing so much lately! I've been getting the names and faces down and I can almost drive around Fayetteville without having to ask for directions now. I've been able to work closer with the members here and they are awesome when it comes to fellowshipping investigators and coming out on exchanges with us. I have some pretty crazy stories to tell.
First off, a couple nights ago we didn't have anyone scheduled to go see because they cancelled so we had the feeling to go by and check on a less active member. She is this little old German lady named Sister Henning who hasn't been to church in awhile. So we go over there, and some random guy opens the door and the smell of alcohol just hits us! He insisted on us coming in so we went in. It turned out that it was Sister Henning's son and his wife was there and also this potential investigator we have named Bruce was there. Every single one of them was hammered beyond belief. We didn't stay for long but Sister Henning's son liked us a lot so we got his address and phone number so we will go see them when they are sober.
Next, I got a pretty nice birthday gift this past Saturday. We have an investigator who's name is Anna and she is super nice. Well, one of our appointments cancelled on us and we had nothing to do until dinner. Then, Anna texted us and said that she had two free tickets to the Razorbacks game and she wanted to take us. We asked for permission first (of course) and it was granted because of my birthday! So we got to go to the game! We were on row 20 right on the 50 yard line and it was their homecoming! We didn't stay for the whole game because we had other people scheduled for later in the day. We left at half time like good Elders so that we could go to those appointments.
Now for an inspiring story. We have this investigator named Jo Szot and he has been investigating for a few months. He has a baptismal date set for November 28th. He has been smoking his whole life and wants to quit so badly. He called us up the other night, after not seeing him for awhile. We were a little bit discouraged thinking that he gave up on us. He asked us what he needed to do personally to prepare for baptism. We went over and saw him and he promised to stop smoking the next day cause he wants to get baptized so badly. He came to church yesterday and he said that he is almost completely off. He wants to be a member of the church so badly that he is willing to do anything for it.
He has been humble enough to accept our message and do anything it takes to come closer to Heavenly Father. I have learned a lot from Jo and I have been working on my humility as well. Thank you all for the amazing emails and gifts you sent for my birthday. I challenge us all to check our humility because we never know when the Lord is trying to tell us something but we are too proud to hear it. Love you all!
Love, Elder Leavitt
|Sister Muccirone got me a cake. Happy Birthday Elder & Leavitt!|