Not much has happened this week. We were able to talk to Caroline for just a few minutes before she had to go, so we didn't teach any investigators this week. They all seem to be very busy for some reason. We were able to pull weeds for a member down in Newman. There was a leaky hose, so the soil smelled like the beach and really muddy. We also did the regular feed the homeless with the Catholics. They sure know how to make good food. It makes me hungry every time.
The other thing that happened this week was we received a call from our vehicle coordinator Elder Gilbert to say our car was due for an oil change and the tires rotated, so we went to a place in Turlock and they didn't even have the new mission account yet, so we had to call Elder Gilbert so he could pay over the phone. It was chaotic. Next time, we are going to Modesto like they usually do, and it will run more smoothly.
We had dinner with the Silcox's the other night and come to find out, Brother Silcox is the grandson of Brother Silcox in my ward. I thought that was hilarious. What are the chances of that actually happening? Very little.
One evening, Elder Nielsen received a letter from his friend in the Knoxville Tennessee Mission. He received a flattened penny and nickle that was ran over by a train that they found. We used it as an object lesson for a few people. The message to get out of it was Satan wants us to look like these coins. They are of no worth now and Satan wants to bring you down. However, even these coins can be melted down and molded back into shape. We too can go through the refiner's fire to become the son's and daughter's the Lord see's us as becoming. "The worth of souls is great in the sight of God."
You all have a great week,
P.S. It is somewhat cloudy here in California. Not enough to rain though. Still drier than dust. Lots of fires is what President Palmer told us. Nice 80 degree weather this week again.