December 2, 2013
This week. THIS WEEK.
Okay, so it was bike week for most of it. Still is bike week. But that doesn’t really matter cause we just had 5 investigators fall straight into our lap this week. Not just any investigators, SOLID investigators! Every single one of them.
It’s amazing to see how the work is picking up. Our numbers have definitely dropped with the ban on tracting. It’s harder to find new investigators. The cool thing is it’s not about numbers anymore. I mean, it never was. But, 7 always looks better than 0 when you’ve worked your heart out. No tracting forces us to work through the members. Members, you are everything. And it’s simple things too.
Hermana Finlayson was talking to a new member in our ward. She told us about how she posted a status on Facebook that said ‘Rest in Peace Mormon Boy’ [about Paul Walker, I believe] and it completely blew up and she was able to share her beliefs. It ended in 2 people asking her for a Book of Mormon. It’s that simple.
But anyways, back to the week. It was amazing mostly because Thanksgiving was also this week. And well…..we were anticipating a dud of a week. Nobody wants strangers in their house on Thanksgiving, right? But don’t worry we were completely taken care of! Thanksgiving Day included! We ate Thanksgiving lunch with Sonia and Alberto [complete with a game of Spanish Sorry! ….that’s the best way I can describe it.] and then got to go to another family’s house for dinner. And don’t worry. There was arroz and frijoles, just like every meal. Best. Ever.
Mamma your package was a little bit of heaven. It came the day after Thanksgiving and you better believe we put that paper Christmas tree and stockings right up! Listening to Piano Guys Christmas CD as we got ready for bed. I now write in my journal every night in our “Christmas Corner”….I’ll send pictures. We’ll be adding lights soon. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..
And I have to explain about last night. We’ve been trying to see this less-active/part-member family for 5 weeks now. At least once a week we stop by their house. We’ve talked to the husband on the phone a couple times, and basically he works a lot. But last night. we were tired, on bike, and by the time we got home and had our dinner it was already past 7. We had the Mejicano family in our plans but I kept thinking “is it even worth it? I do not want to ride 30 minutes there just to turn around and ride 30 minutes back. That’s a waste of time. Maybe we should change our plans and see someone closer.” but then I thought back to other times when I felt like I didn’t want to work hard. And then when I did work hard anyways there was usually a miracle that happened.
Both the husband and his nonmember wife were there! We were able to have a lesson with both of them, and she expressed to us that she feels far from God and wants to know how she can be closer to him. He told us he has a testimony and knows he needs to be doing things that he hasn’t been doing lately. So there you have it. At 8:15 Sunday night, new investigator #5.
I love Sunday miracles. This work never ceases to amaze me. I am so grateful for this time I have to give to the Lord. The church is true!
And I love all of you!