On Tuesday, E. Jacobsen left and E. Rhodes arrived. We been working really well together. We have hit the ground running. For dinner on Tuesday the Gasser's had us out for dinner. Their son James is going to culinary art school, he made delicious pork in beef burgers. With candied sweet potato fries. It was delicious. We shared a message with them, about the good Samaritan. Then on our way home, we saw a guy whose truck was stalled on the side of the road so we stopped to see if there was anything we could do for him. We weren't really able to render much aid, but he was able to get going. So the moral of the story is to PRACTICE what you PREACH.
We received word on Wednesday that the Bro. Case's father and Grandfather had passed away. So in the evening we went to the viewing (visitation out here) and supported them. The Funeral was on Thursday morning which we went to. It was a decent funeral. Being a Firefighter runs in the Case's blood. We learned a really cool fact that his Grandpa was one of the longest serving Firefighters in Michigan at 50 years of service. There was a firefighter color guard there as pallbearers. Before they closed the casket, a "Last Call" went out over their radios for Asst. Chief Walter Case. Chills run up and down my spine whenever I hear the last call for anybody whether it is for Firefighters or Police officers. As everyone was standing waiting for the casket to come out, Bro. Case's uncle began to have what appeared as a heart attack. Luckily the FD was already on scene, one of the Firefighters ran across the street and brought the rescue truck over, and they waited for an ambulance to come and take him to Gratiot County Medical Center. We later heard word that Bro. Case's uncle just had a panic attack and he was already up and doing things. Sometimes the surrealness(not a word) of things can get the better of us.
On Saturday, James was baptized. On Sunday I was able to confirm Jesse, Lisa, and James members of the church. It was such an awesome and spiritual experience that will not be forgotten.
On Sunday we had dinner with the Foster's. They just got back from a trip to UTah driving there, for a family reunion. On their way back they were chased by a tornado. They are an awesome family and I love them a bunch.
Well that is about the extent of my week. I hope that you all are staying safe. Have an awesome week, and know that you are in my prayers.
Elder Cody Grant Fairbanks