Hola Familia. (I need a new way to start these letters.)
It is once again the time for transfers. Hermana H shall be leaving me. She is going to go be a Sister Training Leader. Hermana A is coming to join me here. I don't know who she is.
AAAAAHHHHHHHH KETURAH IS A MISSIONARY!!!!!!!!!!
The weather. Some days it's like 70 all day until the sun goes down and then it drops to like freezing. Some days it hangs out at 60 all day. The general feel though, is that it's cold when the sun goes down. That's the only thing keeping it warm all day.
This week was pretty normal. We found some people, we dropped some people, someone dropped us, that was pretty sad, taught a good amount of lessons. It was a good week.
Usually drops aren't this sad. They kind of just fall of the face of the earth or when we call them to make an appointment they'll answer and say they'll call us (aka never). But this drop was. She was a street contact. She really likes us coming over. She likes us more than the Jehovah’s Witnesses. She likes reading, has a little trouble accepting the Book of Mormon, but wants to know if it's true. Really liked church when she came. Totally golden. But then her sister came back from Mexico. Her sister is super anti-Mormon. (Not sure if like, anti-Mormon literature and all that, but she doesn't like us.) She has no support from her friends, they tell her how bad we are and sometimes sabotage her so that she can't get to church (like refuse to take her home). She told us that she is going to go to her sister's church. We testified a lot about the Holy Ghost and the good feelings that she has when we're there. Our member testified about how she was disowned by her family when she joined the church. M mentioned the scripture about if you lose home and family and all that. But she decided, despite the awesomely spiritual lesson, that she was going to go to the other church and that we shouldn't come back. Don't worry. We'll try in like a month. Or maybe when her sister goes back to Mexico (that will happen eventually, people go on vacation for like months!) But it was her choice, she knew that this was good, but she turned away.
So we have some pretty awesome investigators. My favorites are the ones that are progressing. I know, I shouldn't have favorites. But I do.
J R. He's this old guy (well, not that old) with Parkinson's disease. He's super interested but has like 0 confidence. He finds the scriptures hard to understand, and always feels like he's not ready. So we compliment him a lot. "Look! You're reading!" "That's repenting!" "Look at how much you've grown". Cosas asi (things like this). He's ever so slightly getting more confident. He went to church this week! Yay! He liked it. He came an hour early. For some reason he thought it was at 8 instead of 9. We cleared that up. He couldn't stay for all three hours because of his back. But like we keep on telling him, "pasito a pasito." (step by step ) I swear, that's like his motto.
Then there's M C. Her kids tolerate us. Or so they claim. But we don't care cause she's going to get baptized on the 31st! She's super excited about it. We're still working on the kids. They don't want to read or pray or anything. But we'll get them. Don't worry.
Words of wisdom for the week. Reading the Book of Mormon makes you happy.
We had such an awesome district this past transfer. Elder C (District Leader), Elder H, Elder Ch (ya, the one from the CCM), Elder S (his child), Elder L (from Tahiti), Elder M (the Canadian), us, and the Es (a senior couple who are BOSS. They baptize like nobody's business.) Elder C was a zone leader before. I'm pretty sure this district was really just leadership training. Because now, Elder Ch and Elder Lare leaving to be district leaders, and Hermana H is also leaving to be a sister training leader. Man, those district meetings were soooo spiritual. It was crazy.
We found a new family this week. B and M. They are pretty cool. The English sisters said a prayer with them and then realized that they don't really speak a lot of English. So they sent them as a referral. We went by and B was outside. He was walking (I don't know where) but when he saw us he said hi and let us right in. We didn't even introduce ourselves. Totally accepted baptism. They have a toddler and a baby. Super cute.
Anyway. Milagros (miracles). Siempre (always).
|Sister H, with M, A, and T|
|My burger vs an elder's burger (Fatburger xxl)|
|We should street contact like Pizza Hut|