5.09.2017

Keep your eye on God...


































On Sunday we were biking in the rain and this guy pulled up 
and asked if we wanted a ride. 
We didn't need one but I felt like saying yes 
--so,  did. 

The guy, Jack, throws our bikes in the back of the truck and then  --- drove off. --- 😭
Front Room
My desktop.
Bedroom


THAT would have been a story to write home about 
-- even if it would have been really depressing  -- 

if it had happened -- 
but it didn't.  😀


Jack was a super nice guy and love to talk and talk. He preached to us about how we need to be born again 
and if I didn't know better I would say that he is a Born-Again Christian. 
He tried to bash test our knowledge of the Bible, but  the spirit really helped me out!  
Whenever he would be quoting a scripture, he would pause and wait for us to finish it --
some how, even though I had no clue were the scripture was in the Bible, 
I was able to somehow say the right words that were in the verse(s).  
Then he started to use the "don't add" things to the Bible 
 and "the Bible says don't have any other books in revelations."  
I don't like to bash because the Spirit is not there
  but I could have said a lot of things to contradict him -- 
He said that if you change the word brother to beloved the meaning is different 
and that is what he does, 
so if that is what "he does" then that is changing the Bible  - right?!?. 
And that whole revelations no more scriptures/books stuff -- 
I could have asked for the Bible that he had in his truck and turned to Deuteronomy 4:2 --
then ripped the rest of the book out say "there is your real bible", 
then turn around and leave 
BUT 
I didn't want to do that --- there was no point --- he would have drove away unhappy 
and that is not the goal. 
So I gave him my testimony and said, "Keep your eye on God."  
I shook his hand after a hour of talking and we parted ways. 
Most of what he said was mingled with false truth, 
but one of the things he said that holds true 
 -- is that when we dwell on and act on what Satan tells us -- it becomes a sin. 
We should hear and hearken to the Good Shepherd -- 
if we hear a stranger call to us then we don't hearken unto him 
because that stranger is not our master.  


The weather here is great!  😎
I have already gotten way tanner and the short sleeve tan lines are fun to see on p days.  
We are going to help with a Mother's Day booth -- if it goes well I may have it sent to you.


The BIKE

So, really not TOO much happened this week -- but,

I did finally buy my bike!!!!
 I don't have to borrow one any more.

The bike was on sale for $200 off.  I also bought a 2-year warranty for an unlimited amount of tune ups and flats, 
3-crank cleanings and about 10 other 5-times check up and fix things all for free 
at a big chain of bike shops -- that are all over the US  -- on the east and west coasts.  
I also opted to get the pedal shoe cup  -- which works great. 

I have only fallen off once -- 
... when I was doing wheelies.   
I leaned back to far and fell off backwards --
 landed on my butt
 but it didn't hurt this week.  

So far So good... (W2itF)

This week has been great. We had a lot of meetings that we had to drive to so that was nice with the A/C. But other than that we walk and bike a lot. I never thought that California had so many hills, it is fun to ride up the hills but especially fun to ride down the hills. 

We have had a lot of referrals sent to us and when we went to visit them they all seem really promising. 

The investigator we have right now is Jacob and when we taught him he told us about the experience with prayer the couple days before. He was trying to decide which college and scholarship he should pick and decided to say a prayer and ask where he should go. After he said the prayer he got a feeling that he couldn't describe but knew that he had felt it after the last lesson we had. His prayer was answered and he realizes what the feeling was. 

The rest of the week was great to some members bought my companion some new shoes. 

Every time our codes for the gated communities doesn't work --a car pulls up and we can get in. 

Then last night while we were walking back to our apartment we met up with this 84 year old lady walking the same way. Her name is Helga and she immigrated to the US from Germany. She walks the same path twice a day. So that night she walked with us and talked about how she only hears good things about the Mormons and that she loves to learn more. When we split up I gave her a Book of Mormon and she said she would read it. I don't know if anything will play off of that experience but hopefully she had a good experience with us. I really do love this place and love the people here.