There have been some struggles this week. We had several days when all the appointments fell through and it is so rough when that happens. It was a holiday weekend, and those days are just the worst for proselyting. On Sunday we decided to go through a bunch of old references they had received and try to contact them, and the results were pretty hilarious. One guy would not identify himself when we asked if he was the man of the reference we got- ¨Are you so-and-so?¨ ¨You tell me.¨ and then at the end he told us we needed to find God, and pray for the salvation of our souls. Someone else laughed at Hna. Bischoff, someone hung up on me after I said we were from the Church, and then someone said that the reference we were looking for went to Haiti.
It was a discouraging day. But yesterday was an excellent day. We had great lessons, we didn't have to wander around looking for people, the Spirit was really strong in our lessons. Even at the beginning of the week when we had some rough days, the Spirit was really strong in our lessons.
There is a really beautiful family that we are teaching and when we went and taught repentance and the Atonement, the father began to cry and he said, ¨I feel like I am floating. I feel light, I want you all to feel this!¨ It was a really cool moment, and the family is going to church together and preparing for baptism.
Thank you for all your prayers, I still need them even as my time is getting shorter. I can tell that the Lord still has lots of lessons for me to learn here, and lots of work to do.
Wow, sounds like there are quite a few changes around the corner. I'm pretty sure that I'll be home the 28th of January, that's so funny. I had forgotten that because Bailey (her cousin serving in the Boston mission) is in a native speaking mission, her MTC time isn't counted as mission time because it is only 2 weeks, and so we are actually coming home at the same time! When you see Grandpa O. send my love.
Love you all so much,