Monday, March 9, 2015

The Lord places the prepared in our path

This week we were teaching this guy, and he was progressing pretty well, and so we went to go teach him, and things changed. He was sleeping while we were there and he was drunk, so definitely pray for him. 
We got to help someone move this week. They moved over one house to their aunts house. We are actually teaching their kid, and he is set to be baptized this week! I'm excited! 
I got to go back up to Edmond and Saturday and watch the baptism of Brother Gilbert, a man that I'm sure I told y'all about. He finally decided to be baptized! The elders up there worked some magic or something! It was really neat! I also got to see a lot of people there that felt like family! 
My companion is doing a lot better. We had to stay in Thursday because his back was hurting, but we were able to work later that night. Whoo, I need to dry clean my suit. It's raining outside, so it got wet. It smells like Treasure when he's wet, so it stinketh! I don't want to smell like wet dog.  This week President challenged us to always carry a book of mormon with us so we could flood the Oklahoma City mission with BOMs! Every time we go out, thinking we have enough Book of Mormons, we end up handing out so many that we have to go back to our apartment to grab even more! It's amazing! I didn't ever think that we could pass out so many BOMs, but the Lord places the prepared in our path so that we can help them come closer to Christ. 
 Anyways! Life is good!

Elder Brandon Alan Wheelwright

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sick Miracle

Gotta love Oklahoma! Last week it was super warm, this week church was cancelled because of the snow!.. Of course, we only had about 2 inches of snow when they cancelled it, but hey, if driving is hard, alright! :)

Well, this week we had a zone conference! A zone conference is where a few zones meet up and our President teaches us missionary skills! During it, the heating was broken, and so a company came, and started cutting the metal pipes or something really loud, louder than even our 7 foot tall President Walkenhorst! Ha! 

So this week was really a sick miracle! On Saturday, we started to leave the apartment after lunch, and I made it about 100 feet from our apartment and told my comp that I felt really sick, and we should go back! So we did, and I got feeling better, and we went out to work and then went to dinner, and after, I felt like I was going to throw up, so we cancelled our appointments, and I stayed in. I got a blessing that night from the other Elders in our ward, and in the blessing they told me I would be fully healed by next morning! Right after the blessing, I ran to the bathroom, and threw up, and I was perfectly fine after that! Of course, food didn't sound good to me until dinner last night, but I wasn't sick! It was a sick miracle!! :) 

We are teaching this amazing family right now in our ward! The mom and great aunt haven't been to church in 8 years, and we finally contacted them, and her kid, Kyle, is 9, so we started teaching him! It was amazing what Kyle did and is doing for them! The next Sunday all of them went to church because of him, and he had read 16 chapters in the Book of Mormon! We met with him again, and he said that he plans on finishing the book of Nephi by Tuesday. He also is super genius, if y'all hadn't figured that out yet! He blames that on his being 1/2 Chinese! He showed us an excel spreadsheet that he made all by himself of who in his class would get the most gold stars if they passed out gold stars! He also decided by himself that he wanted to get baptized on pi day because it's going to be 3-14-15. He wanted to get baptized at 9:26 a.m. but that's going to be a tad harder to do :) Ha! Gosh, he's so smart for a 9 year old! Little kids really can do more than you think they can! 

Elder Brandon Alan Wheelwright