A Wallet and A Crushed Cell Phone

Hey!

This has been a week full of miracles a changes! We had our last ever zone meeting last Friday! There will be no more for now on. I’m pretty sure this is a church wide thing. We now have more frequent zone conferences (bigger meeting) which will include training from our individual zone leaders. The next zone conference is actually this Wednesday, so that will be fun!
There are also a lot of families coming in going in the ward because of the military, so the ward is gearing up for a lot of calling changes and things.
We also had a really fun time at Jamestown, but I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
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Elder Runyan and Elder Byrd by John Smith Monument

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Pocohontas

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Elder Byrd and Elder Runyan at Jamestown

Our big focus this week has been helping the members do missionary work. In our recent Stake broadcast, there was a huge focus on members doing missionary work. After that, the Stake President gave us a challenge to reach out to as many families as we can to help them fulfill the stake goal of inviting at least one person to sacrament this month. He is hoping this will spark a real desire for the members to do missionary work. Lately, we haven’t been able to have very many lessons with investigators, so this is helping us feel like we are really doing something here. Most of the members we go to already have someone in mind they want to invite, but just have to get over the initial fear of doing it. I don’t have any big stories as a result of this push yet, but I feel like this will make a big difference.

Otherwise, we’ve been walking this whole week. A lot of my pictures came from stuff we saw as we were walking; including the dead bird on the side of the highway. I do have one pretty cool story from all the walking. We saw a wallet and crushed cell phone on the side of the highway. It had everything including SS card, so we called our ward mission leader to deliver it to the address on the driver’s license. They were very excited and our ward mission leader had the idea to give them a Book of Mormon. They were very excited and said it might be a sign! The Yorktown elders are setting up to teach them now!
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Yorktown Wildlife

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Yorktown Wildlife

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Yorktown Wildlife

Not much else to share, Thanks!
-Elder Samuel Runyan
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