Wow, we are already Past thanksgiving! Man things are going to fast out here. I hope y’all had fantastic Thanksgiving meals and all are sufficiently fattened for the next couple months of winter... well winter in Utah but it will just stay fall here ‘til next summer.
This week has been very different from the others I’ve had because of one thing. 99% of our investigators went out of town for a week and a half, so all we have been doing is tracting and meeting new people. We have gone tracting before, but this was a whole new level of tracting. But since it is almost Christmas time, it was good and I am now very good at saying, " Hola, como esta? Somos misioneros de la iglasia de los santos de los ultimos dias. Estamos en este area a compartir un mensaje acerca de Jesucristo y que el ha hecho para nosotros....etc." So yay for Spanish!
But this week really has been great, we got to meet tons of new people and had a great Thursday gaining 15 pounds of turkey. One of the highlights of the week though was when we taught our investigator, Angel, who is a Garifuna and a super awesome guy. We started teaching him about Christ and how he helped others and we showed him the new #lighttheworld video (super good I recommend it). And as usual with him, once we ask him what he thought he goes into a super long rant about 1st what he liked, and then a whole lot of things that he believes are off about the world and some Christian teachings. He eventually talked about the teaching about babies needing to be baptized, and if they don't get it they can’t make it to heaven. At this point we told him about how they don't need it, and how children are innocent and gave him Moroni 8 to read. It was super awesome because I could see his interest peak and the light of desire come in to him. I really think it was the turning point from having gospel discussions to having him realize we have something unique that can help him in his life and bring him closer to God.
Quote of the week that made feel a little awkward but don't worry it came from a 60-year old lady:
"Hey thanks for helping me guys, you know I was in love with a Mormon missionary once.... but I didn't wait for him to come home.”
I love you all and hope that you have a great Christmas season.
|Thanksgiving dinner with Nicole and the Laplace Elders|