Serving the Indians

This week (June 5-11) we did service at an Iroquois Indian reservation! It was so rad. They grow and sell their own white corn. They already had a lot of volunteers de-kerneling it, (I don’t know the term, shucking isn’t right.) Anyway, that’s what the missionaries usually do there, and I was excited to do it since I have experience from that time we did it with all the popcorn we grew. Instead we put labels on the bags that go out for sale. Then we spread out the washed kernels on drying racks. It was a blast.

I had a family from Pittsford (the town right next to mine) come into the Grandin Bdg. last week. They’re not of our faith, but they were just interested in looking around. The dad had been to Temple Square but he had no idea it all started in Palmyra. He thought that was super cool and I was able to teach him some, give him a Book of Mormon and send his information to the local missionaries. And since they’re in my district I’ll be able to get reports on how it goes! That was the site miracle.

I had my first bus tours last week! Oh man, it was kinda crazy but we’re trained profes- sionals *sarcasm*. It really was fine though, just a little nerve racking to have 50 teenagers staring at you, waiting to be taught.image4image3



Canal Days!

This weekend we had Canal Days!! It’s like Scandinavian Days only bigger. And more alcohol. Anyway, a lot of towns around here have their own festival/canal days throughout the summer. So Fairport Days closed off the section of Main Street that goes over the canal and booths lined both sides, the plaza parking lot and next to the canal. It was HUGE and it was packed with people. We did service at the bookstore booth where we serve on Thursdays. We didn’t get to walk  around and look at all the booths, but a ward member did bring us some delicious kettle corn. I LOVE the members in this ward.

Area miracle of the week: oh man, are you guys ready for this? WE HAVE A NEW INVESTIGATOR!! First one this area has had in about 9 weeks. We were street contacting/ tracting on Main Street, thinking canal days started on Friday and that there’d be lots of people there. We didn’t meet anyone so we went to a nearby garage sale and talked to the people and that’s how we found Lexi!! She’s 15 and seems like she’s super awesome. We have a return appointment with her on Thursday so hopefully it goes well!image4