Every week is amazing here. There is no such thing as an average week or day. Everyday is fun and spiritual serving with these elders. We see miracles so often. Forget the law of averages! Unless this is just the average. And if this is just the average then I can't imagine what could be better than this!!
Ralph is doing amazing! He's coming to church, reading everyday and has a date in mind for when he wants to be baptized!!
Christian's parents are in opposition to him meeting with us but he said that he'd tell them, "who do you want more? Drug dealer Christian or Mormon Christian? and if they say neither than I guess we won't have a relationship anymore". He reminds me so much of Jacob. Scrawny boy that left the house early in defiance of his parents and wanting to live his only life, only to come back with a very earnest desire to change. I love Christian so much. He's the kind of person that would serve a mission after they convert. So honored to have been the one to teach him.
We were afraid that we were coming off too pushy towards Mandy so we slowed down and had a casual lesson with her as a suggestion from her parents and something we prayed about. Apparently after we left she was bummed she wasn't taught as much as she was hopping! She has a great desire to learn what she needs to do so it's really reassuring that she wants it and isn't meeting with us because we're friends.
Carl lately has been defensive and we can tell that he's not too happy when we come by. He also came to the door in his underwear and you can tell when someone is tired of you when they come to the door in their underwear. He came to church on Sunday though and we had a great lesson on the blessings he'll receive at baptism. He told us he was planning on telling us not to come back but the Spirit was so strong that he said we could come back.
This whole transfer we've been blessed with finding new investigators like crazy. This week was dry. It was Sunday and we had only found 1. Last week we found 10. So we set a goal of three without much faith. While trying to contact a potential we ran into a guy named Danny and just started talking with him. He was Hispanic and we all know how much I love my Hispanics. Then his 12 year old son came out too. The second I saw that he had a son and that he was hispanic too I knew that that meant that there would be many other adorable hispanic children running around in side and that there was no way that I would not get in this door. We have had so many people tell us to go away but I would not allow that to hapen now. They let us in and we watch the He is the Gift video and they loved it. They had met with missionaries in the past in Salt Lake and were interested in meeting with us! 3 New investigators right there! It's not about numbers but setting number goals are definitely an act of faith.
I love you all!