Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Blessings of Diligence

The biggest burger I've ever had from Norfolk, NE.
1lb patty, a giant onion ring, steak strips, cheese.

These past few weeks have been crazy with Exchanges.  This week was no different.  This week we had the opportunity to do exchanges with both sets of Norfolk Elders, Spanish and English.  Lately we'd been getting a little worried about the numbers they've been sending in at the end of each week which showed that in that entire week they'd only taught one or maybe two lessons.  Our goal going into the exchanges was to figure out what was going on down there and to be able to help them find some people so they could get those numbers up.
As we went through the exchanges we realized that there was a lot of time that they had spent in their apartments or just driving around instead of actually trying to find people.  It seemed like they were more interested in having fun sometimes than getting down and getting to work.  
I learned that blessings really do come from working hard.  I learned that if we have faith and go out and do our best, that the Lord will make things happen for us. 
Elder Pearson and I drove out to a little town called Madison, about 15 miles south of Norfolk, to work the last 3 hours of the night.  In those 3 hours, we were only able to knock 3 doors because all 3 let us in!  We knocked 3 doors, found and found 3 new investigators all in 3 hours!  The Lord really does help us!  

Besides all that, this week's been ridiculously busy with service and teaching!   I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!  I know we did!
People just kept inviting us to BBQ after BBQ.  I ate so many hamburgers and carne asada this week!  

I love you all!  I hope you have a great week!
Lots of Love,
Elder Zack Paddock

Elder Peters birthday party.

The most intense game of Jenga at last night's
FHE with the Flores family.  The game lasted at least
 35 minutes without the tower crashing.  

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