November 7, 2015
We prepared our institute lesson this morning. We also worked on some other paperwork. We straightened the house.
We Skyped with Quinn and Marissa. Quinn is struggling again. He told us that he thought if we set goals and sent rewards it would help him to do better in school. We set up some goals for him. He will receive some treats if he can meet his goals this week. He feels good about the plan. We also talked to Marissa. She is doing well.
Elder Fanning has been texting with Brian again. He seemed to slip up in his sobriety for the last couple of days. He told us it was okay to drive down to Bakersfield to meet with him. We left for Bakersfield and texted him of our arrival time. We took a Book of Mormon and Addiction Recovery Program manual. He is in a motel with his girlfriend. She does not want us to meet. He said he is not feeling like eating since he is going off drugs again. When we got there, we did not have a text back from him. We decided to get something to eat. We went to a place called Freddy’s Steak Burgers and Frozen Custard. We really liked the burgers and custard. The fries were really skinny, tasted good, but were hard to eat. We texted Brian again and got no response. It was a long trip for dinner – three hours round trip. Sister Fanning texted Brian the link to the online addiction recovery meetings.
We got home about 8:30.