Palmyra Temple

Palmyra Temple

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Car Accident!

Hello hello hello! Twenty more days and we be skypin yo! Tuesday: We went to Northgate, we did service with J at the North Tonawanda museum, Street contacted, and practice our song "Brightly Beams our Fathers Mercy" for the stake musical fireside! When we practice the first time we all sounded awesome on it, and I'm really loving acappella men's quartet's! Wednesday had a lot of success with street contacting and we confirmed our service with the Riviera Theatre, I'm so excited! While we were on the street a lady talked to us and she knew quite a bit about our church, but she grabbed my hand and said "now I have the gift of discernment and of the Holy Spirit is telling me that you were going to be a great leader, you are a light that people want to have and you're going to do great things in this world because that is who you are." Lol I don't know if she was half crazy or what but I wrote down what she said so I could remember it! Elder Fields gave a great training on finding people to teach. Just like anything else showing the Lord you're willing to work hard, follow him, and are willing to try allows him to bless us. Journal writing shows we appreciate what we have learned, contacting shows we want to find people to teach, prayer shows we want to learn his will and be guided, etc.… We walked on Grand island while it rained and it felt like we were on the English countryside. We had dinner with the Y Family. J the son is working on his testimony but got chills while we testified of the restoration, and challenged him to pray for himself. Friday was a good day but wasn't without its road blocks. We had a great morning with studies and weekly planning. We went street contacting, we stopped and looked at this old graveyard and some graves date back to the 1700s! I was just thinking that all those people are now having a chance to be taught in the spirit world. We went and picked up N N and took him to our new member lesson with J, J, and S. She is progressing and I'm sure she will get baptized! We then went home and had some ice cream with N and talked with him a little more about his home life. He is one of the nicest kids I have ever met and is super positive and happy. It makes me want to help people like that and gives me a greater appreciation for what I have been given. That night we decided since we were 20 minutes away from Dave and Jake Fowler we would meet up with them! We went out to dinner at this restaurant in Lewiston, and it was really good! Writing in my journal that night was really good and helped me see how the lord had blessed us that day! CHURCH IS TRUE! Recap of Saturday....I had awesome studies in the morning! I studied the scripture "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." Matthew 5:11-12 We helped M clean up the backyard. We had the birthday party for J and it was the! She had friends there, And J said "J what happened to you? You seem happier!" #thegospel And now for the Grand Finale! Yesterday was the most effective, yet busy Sunday I've every had in my life! We all have Sunday hangovers as well! So the morning started out early like it always does and we went to missionary correlation meeting, then we did a split and Elder Tanner and I went to the the Falls to have a less active follow us to the Church while the other Elders went to ward council! We all came back and had a awesome sacrament meeting! We had the whole L family, less actives, investigators, the whole building was full! So it was nice to see some of the fruits of our labors! J was so engaged at church and was asking questions, participating, and we ordained him to the office of Priest in the Aaronic Priesthood! :) We took the lady back to the falls, practiced our song for the fireside! And then cleaned up and went to Lewiston's apartment to have lunch. We then ran to go set up for he Niagara Falls meeting downtown! We rented out a room in this place called the Naac! Which is Niagara Falls arts center but used to be the old high school so it has a lot of history! It was a great meeting and we got a glimpse of what it must have felt like when the church was first organized when only six people were there. So cool! Elder Tanner and Brother R gave improvised talks, and Elder Fields somehow had the talent to bust out a little piano! (Miracles happen on a daily basis) then we kicked it into high gear to get to downtown Buffalo for the musical fireside! We got stuck in traffic and literally walked into sing! So that recording of us was like 2 minutes after we got out of the car! Stressful! And President Francis, President Pace, all the missionaries in our zone, members, and investigators were there so I was praying that we would do well! haha It was a great meeting and the spirit was felt (lots of talent, and lots of singing from the heart;) ) After the meeting we talked to everyone and their dog! President was like a super star! We introduced S and her daughters to President and he was so excited to meet them and President told J "I want to know when your baptism is so that I can come to it! Ok?" Even though she hasn't committed yet haha. We were able to get back to the Lewiston Elder's apartment where our car was! So after we finally got to our car we left thinking we could relax, nope! We got T-boned right on center street! Ouch! I got hit on my side but we are all good, no airbags went off! The girl who hit us was balling and thought she killed someone! And our cell phone broke Saturday so we had to use her phone to call president and he was in the middle of figuring out transfers! Haha the other Elders came running down the street since we were only about two blocks away from their apartment! And I ended up driving home because Elder Rushton was a little shooken up! But M checked our eyes and we are all fine! So don't worry mom:) the Lord was seriously watching out for us! Well here we are tired as can be, we got transfer calls and Everyone is STAYING! The work is good and I love the Lord! -Elder Crowley

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