Well this week was... well... it was another week. We tried our hardest and worked as much as we could. Wednesday was the only day where we taught our investigators this week. We taught the Sara Friel first and we talked about the importance of prayer, Book of Mormon and Church attendance. She has been investigating off and on for the past ten years. She has two sons who are 11 and 14 I think. I've only met one of them, henry. She has a strong testimony of prayer and she told us she would start reading the Book of mormon again. She didn't come to church though because she always working out at this ranch with her son and riding horses. She is really difficult to schedule appointments with because of that, and as of right now we don't have a return appointment with her.
The other investigators we taught were the Palomino's. They had a lot of questions about the temple and baptism which we answered. We found out that Ernie is only investigating because of his wife, Leticia. he doesn't really have a desire and he was really uncomfortable at church last sunday. Leticia is progressing though. She has been reading the Book of mormon and praying. She told us that she liked church last week. We taught them kind of the same thing we taught Sara Friel. We told them how much this gospel blesses families and how it can bless their families. We committed Leticia to keep reading and praying and we tried to do the same with Ernie. He told us that he wouldn't be able to do it everyday because of school. He doesn't really have a desire, but we're trying to igure out how he can get that desire. At least he is supporting his wife. We want them both to get baptized though, not just Leticia. If Leticia gets baptized, and Ernie doesn't, she will most likely go inactive. I don't want that. Ernie will come around. We're going to try and get him involved in service and feel needed. We think that will really help him.
We had a six week new missionary training with president hall on Friday which was awesome! it was so good! It was a 9-5 meeting but it was worth the time. We just talked about how we can be better companions and how faith really works. It helped me realize that numbers don't reflect how hard you're working. They don't measure your success as a missionary. Numbers don't mean anything. it's all about the work. if you're working hard and trying your best, you're succesful. There was one part of the meeting where President opened it up to questions, and there was this one spanish missionary, Elder Durrant who kept asking these stupid questions wasting everybody's time. One of the questions he asked was how to reject a jehovahs Witness! Come one man! have you ever knocked on somebody's door? Everyone was like "Is this guy serious?" You could tell president was asking himself the same question haha! to answer elder durrants question he told him to role play with him. So elder Durrant got up in front of half the mission and role played with president. Durrant was the jehovahs witness and president was the missionary. President politely rejected him and shut the door. it was hilarious! Anyways, half the mission knows who elder Durrant is now. Needless to say there are always missionaries like Elder durrant in all the meetings i've been to with president. The whole mission knows who they are. i probably shouldn't even be talking about them, but i just think it's hilarious some the questions they ask. They do waste time though.
Our ward had a halloween party on Saturday which was awesome! We had so much food and there were so many people there. It was fun to socialize with the ward and some members brough non-member friends which was awesome! We introduced ourselves to them and hopefully some of them will become new investigators.
We do have a really good potential investigator who we are going to try and teach soon. her name is jezebel. She is 14 or 15 and has been coming to church for the last couple of weeks with her aunt who she lives with. She really likes church and is really close with the howell family. We talked to her yesterday and she told us we should come and teach her sometime. We asked her when we could come over and she went to ask her Aunt sister wagner. Sister Wagner was all like "are you sure you want to do this? Are you sure you want to take the lessons?" etc. She kind of scared jezebel and we weren't able to set up a time to come over, but Jezebel likes us and she wants to learn. Steve howell, their home teacher is going to talk to Sister Wagner and tell her to not make it such a big deal. Both their families are really close and we talked with the howell family and how to fellowship them and help jezebel and the whole family really. the only member in the house is Sister wagner. her husband used to investigate, but he stopped because of a question he had about the blacks and the church. he's black. he used to be a rapper. but now he's a bus driver. I don't know if you have heard of marvin perkins before, but he is a black guy who knows basically everything about the blacks and the church dealio. he travels around the country teaching about and he even has his own dvd called Blacks and the priesthood. needless to we are going to use him. look him up! he's awesome!
Well thanks for all the letters and stuff! i love it and it really helps me out! I love you all and I
l hope to keep hearing from you!