Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another one bites the dust!

A bike takes a beating!  (Not Matt's real bike)
Dear Family and Friends,
I only got about 5 minutes to write.  Today we had a district activity; we went bowling.  It was fun!
Well it has been a crazy week.  Wednesday I crashed and burn going down this steep hill.  There are still buttons from my destroyed white shirt on the side of the road.  BUT I AM FINE!  I bent the handle bars on the bike and it looks like it took most of the fall.  I have a little scuff on my cheek and a medium sized burn mark on my elbow.  It seems like I am not the most gracefully missionary, but I must be one of the most heavenly protected.  Elder McCleve, who was right behind me, thought for sure He was going to be dragging me to the hospital.
The other day we where tracting a 'less missionary-traviled' area and I had this prompting to go to this house which was not on the street we were on.  We went, and this woman answered the door.  She was very open and said she would love to read and pray about the Book of Mormon.  We are probably going to go see her tomorrow evening.  I am interested to see what happens with her.  The Lord knows what is going on in our live, and knows what we need.  Seeing how many people are prepared to listen to what we have to say (even when they are not ready to be baptized) really shows me his hand in our lives.  We are not some experiment that was left to its own accord; but we have a loving heavenly father who loves us.
Have a amazing week!
Elder Shurtz