We were able to do a lot of service in Columbia again, and we still had a good amount of lessons in. We went to Columbia during the afternoon and then we went back to Ridgeway to teach on most evenings. The cleanup has been getting better since last week. The county has finally picked up all of the debris that everyone has piled up in front of people's houses, and so the street doesn't look like a war zone anymore! So that's been good. We did a wide range of stuff this week too. On some days we did demo work, and then on others we helped out at the main station to get all of the supplies we've been getting organized for distribution to people.
I never wore the yellow Helping Hands vests because they were unnecessary haha. It was hot and sweaty already and I didn't want a vest that flies around everywhere. I figured my name tag was a good enough indicator for people. And yeah those masks make it really hard to breathe sometimes. And your whole face gets super sweaty, it's gross.
We had a lot of lessons with Jayden this week. He was all set to be baptized on the 24th, but on Saturday night when I called his grandma, she said he wouldn't be home to go to church on Sunday. So we are going to have to push it back. He has to come to church one more time if he wants to be baptized. No worries though. Everything will work out! I'm not too worried about Jayden. He's been progressing really well besides the church attendance thing.
We were also able to put a kid named Parker on date for November 7th! He's 9. Everyone else in his family is a member and so we have been working with him and his family a lot this week. They're a pretty cool family.
Ginger emailed me about her mission call on Friday. That's way awesome that she gets to go to Spain!
Elder Sean Bills
More pictures of missionary service that were posted to the Ridgeway Ward Facebook page.