Elder David Fullmer,
Florida Ft. Lauderdale Mission,
7951 SW 6th St. Ste. 110,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33324-3211
Monday, August 27, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac- August 28th
How is everyone doing? Down in Florida it has been a little rainy, more like the most rain I've ever seen in my life!!! Haha. The storm came through and luckily we're all safe. It didn't hit us straight on so that's a good thing but we did get our fair share of rain. From Sunday right after church (11:00 AM) until yesterday at 5:00 PM we were confined to our house. Luckily the day before we went to a sporting goods store and bought a little basketball hoop that we hung up in our house so that kept us occupied for most of the time. For the rest of the time I did some reading. I'm just glad that we're all safe and our investigators are all safe as well. There has been some flooding here but it's not too bad.
Well I looked at the calendar today and realized that in 6 months from today I'll be going home... I can't believe it! Don't worry though, I'm not getting trunky. I really love my mission and I'm growing so much! These past few weeks have been a big change for me but it's been making me stronger. I wish time would just slow down a little... I can't keep up! Haha. That's great to hear about Jeff. I'm glad that he's doing well and really enjoyed his mission. I'm sure Denmark is a little different than Belle Glade but the work is the same!
Congrats Sam on your first assembly! Sounds like everything went nice and smooth. Good luck with Homecoming!
So this past week as we were preparing for the wedding and baptism we got news of the storm. We didn't think it would be coming up this way but when we heard about it the Branch President told us that we wouldn't be having it... That was hard for us to grasp and also for our investigators. It was one of the hardest things for me to tell them that they need to wait because they want it so bad and were so looking forward to this past Saturday. However yesterday when we went over there they were still a little bummed and we needed something to boost up their desires. So we went to the Book of Mormon. We read in Alma 36 where Alma is talking to his son Helaman about his conversion. It was so powerful! Both of them have had such hard lives and have done things in their lives that they aren't proud of and have brought them sorrow. When we read in verse 21 where it says, "I say unto you, my son, that there could me nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other had, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy" Jay's face just lit up and he started to cry... He can't wait to be baptized! He knows he'll be forgiven of the things he's done in the past and he'll be able to start over and he can't wait for it! On Sunday at church, they announced their wedding and so many members came up to them and supported them. One of them is going to take her out to get a dress and shoes and the others are planning the food and everything. The member that called you, paid for the wedding papers and we went to the Court house (or as they call it here, the county barn) to get it last Tuesday. I love the members here and I'm happy to be serving around them.
This past week I also went to see a doctor. After waiting for about two hours they said they didn't know what was going on with me and referred me to go see a GI specialist. So no new news concerning my tummy troubles but I guess we'll see later on when I see the other doc. My comp, and I are getting along really well! He's in his third transfer and is just starting to lose himself in the work. It's a lot of fun to have such a great energetic companion. He's about at his six month mark and it feels like I was just in his spot... Turns out that was a year ago ;) We're doing really well! We went to this little Mexican store the other day and bought some Horchata mix. It's super good!!! Luckily no one else in the apartment likes it so it's all mine :D Maybe I'll send you home some Mom.
Well that's about all I've got from this end. Keep our investigators in your prayers so they can get married and baptized on Saturday. Also pray for our other investigators so they can also get baptized! I love you all and hope to hear from you soon!