What a crazy week. We met so many more people to teach, it's crazy. Even when we would take the effort to go to someones house, and get rejected or cancelled on over and over, we would find people who were willing to hear the message we share, close to that same area. It happened like 5 or 6 times, no joke. The Lord has blessed us more than we deserve! We might have lead the zone in teaching last week, and we should do even better this week if we just have faith in our goals and focus on those we are teaching.
-Josh, our intellectual guy, said his first prayer with us at the end of a long, confusing discussion that we had with him. But even though he said a very sincere prayer, he didn't end it in the name of Jesus Christ because he doesn't have faith in Christ yet. Very confusing, but we are making some progress!
-Set up an appointment to teach a man named Alfredo, and he said his friends are going to be there to. Don't know how many friends, but he said he is making chips and salsa! Should be fun, we are going to explain the Book of Mormon and its background with them.
-Met a nice younger woman named Margaret who we taught on her doorstep. Said she had heard some stories from missionaries when she was a little girl, so we gave her a Book of Mormon and said we would drop by sometime because she is really busy. That was an awesome tracting experience.
- Met another woman named Anna who we also taught on her doorstep. She has no belief in God, doesn't have any background of religion, and says she doesn't know why it would be important to know where we came from, why we are here on earth, or if there is anything after this life. But she agreed to have us back nonetheless! We are bringing a member so that we will be able to teach her, that should be an interesting lesson.
-We have another appointment with a man named Garth for this week, he seemed really interested in our beliefs from our last lesson. He said that he sees the Mormon way of life as one of the more successful ways to live, but we want him to clearly see that it is because we are blessed when we do what God would have us do.
- Erica, investigator with a coffee problem, says she will continue to work on it so that she can get baptized. That's the only thing holding her back! We will try to find a way to help her overcome it.
- We found a way to teach a kid named Jude, who is 16 and a friend of one of the ward members, Luc (pronounced "Luke"). We are playing the two of them in basketball today, and they agreed that if we win, we can teach a lesson. Missionaries have to be creative!
There are so many more, but these are the biggest things that have happened. The Lord has blessed us more than we deserve! Love you all, stay strong.