Weekly Mission Report – June 27th

Hello Everybody,

This week has been awesome! We have had a pretty successful week. First we did service at this lady’s house and I was walking in the woods and saw a king snake trying to go into a hole. So I ran over and grabbed him by the tail just before he went all the way in. I pulled him out and once I got him calmed down he was really nice. I could hold him close to me and he wouldn’t bite. They really are friendly snakes when they calm down. While I was getting it though it smelled horrible. I thought it was getting ready to shed its skin or something but I learned they release this musk when they feel in danger. It is one of the worse smells i have ever smelled. It is a mixture of musk, urine, and poop. The smell wont leave your hands either. I washed them 10 times and twice with hydrogen peroxide. It still didn’t leave. It made eating a little hard because every time my hand went by my nose it almost made me throw up. After that we had a little bit of time until lunch was done so we climbed bamboo.

Next we set a miracle we wanted to see happen this week. The miracle we set was to find one person who was truly interested in the gospel. Well, we went out with a youth on Friday and he said he had been thinking about this kid he helped a year ago. So we stopped at his house and he let us in. He loved our lesson and really wants to meet with us more. It was amazing. We were so excited to see that happen. He has a lot of the same interest as me and I could see us being good friends.  After that, we tried to see some Alligators but saw a bunch of turtles instead. We also saw a kid fishing there so we asked him about the turtles and one thing led to another and next thing you know we both caught a turtle.

Saturday we were able to have a great talk with a non member who is married to a member. he would make an amazing member. He seems to be really close to becoming interested. I’d love to see him be baptized. It would make his wife so happy. The good thing though is they fed us amazing southern fried chicken after.

The other highlights of the week happened this morning. First I got a hair cut. I have been waiting so long to get one. Also we went fishing and caught a bunch of catfish. I did catch the biggest one. It was awesome! I cant wait to eat these. We cleaned them this morning. They are one of my favorite fish to eat. My dads best friend BJ came and took us out to eat at Cracker Barrel a few weeks ago and he recommended the catfish and ever since then I realized how good they could be. We cooked the last two that we caught last week on Sunday and they were amazing.

Anyway it has been a great week. I hope ya’lls week has been really good. Have fun this week!

Elder Goodsell




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