So yes this week Greeley was in a tornado warning. Thursday night was the big event. There was supposed to be a tornado watch (not as bad as a warning) until 9pm that night. Well we got home and 9:30 rolls around, the wind started picking up, and lightning was going crazy outside. We got a call from one of the elders that lives in town and he told us that we had a tornado warning now, not just a watch. So we started freaking out, and we packed up food and water and clothes and went to the concrete basement where the Spanish elders live. We chilled there for a while until it was pretty apparent that we weren't going to get hit by this tornado. It did touch down in the town of Nunn, which is pretty far north of us, but we went to Ault and Eaton on Friday, and the wind stripped the trees, the crops, and the hail did a lot of damage too. Crazy! I was actually really hoping I'd get to see a real tornado! Oh well.
So as far as the work went this week, it was great. Monday we taught Alissa Snyder. She is so completely golden, it's amazing. Bro. Meyers has been fellowshipping her a ton since October. They go down to the temple grounds frequently and talk about gospel-related things. She's pretty much been taught everything, and we just have to teach her the lessons as a formality. She is set to be baptized on June 23rd. It's amazing! Her children, she has two that are baptizing age, can't be baptized because recently she went through a divorce and her ex-husband is pretty anti. That is pretty sad because her kids are amazing and super attentive. One is 11 and one is 8 I think. They're such great kids. We're teaching her again tomorrow!
We also taught Caleb Alipio on Monday, and it turned into a bash session. He told us in preparation he had done some research, and began the conversation by saying, "How can you be part of a church that is and has done so much bad?" Well, we went into a conversation freckled with points of anti materials, testimonies, and relatively un-heated arguments. It wasn't very productive. We ended by bearing our testimonies and asking him to do research in a way that finds good things about the church, and reading the Book of Mormon, and we would come back on Wednesday and hopefully have more to talk about. He said ok. We left on good terms, and then that night he texted us and told us that both he and we were set in our beliefs and wouldn't really budge, so he cancelled our meeting on Wednesday and basically dropped us.
Kaleb Cook has fallen off the map and hasn't kept any appointments or come to church at all. We have another investigator right now in Peakview named Brodie. I'll tell you more about him next week probably when there is more to tell about the story. We've been trying to figure some things out with him, and he wants to be baptized, we just have to work out some details. So things all in all, are doing pretty great, and the work is amazing!
We had a stake priesthood meeting yesterday, and it was all about getting people on missions. It was fairly good, and at the end, the stake president had Elder Stanger and I get up there and bear our testimonies of how the mission has blessed our lives. It was unexpected, but I appreciated the opportunity to bear testimony of the miracle of a mission. IT truly is amazing. You learn more of, and about, and through Christ than you ever would before. Being His authorized representative teaches me more about love, about kindness, about perfection than anything else. Moroni 10:32-33--Come unto Christ. There is no better way--there is no other way to find joy, or peace, or happiness. I love being in his service!
Elder Logan Bryan