Everything is melting. My heart is singing with joy. The sun is out, and the days are getting longer! We also got to drive through some wicked lake-sized puddles so that was cool too.
Our investigators are doing well! Singh is on-date now for the 18th since we didn't have time to teach him about the word of wisdom before his 2-week mark. But he has totally committed to stop drinking his Indian tea, and actually felt pretty bad about it. We told him that it was ok that he didn't know before hand :) It's pretty cool seeing people repent in even the smallest ways! Singh's parents are still totally on board with it all, and even though they aren't taking the lessons, his dad almost always sits in for our lessons and even came to church with him again yesterday. Hopefully we can get him into the Daily Dose program, which is a church-run English class. We think they have some potential for the few months that they will be in Moses Lake!
Jessie, our other YSA investigator, told us that he is starting to work nights at his factory job, even though he doesn't want to. I guess that's just what happens sometimes when you are at the bottom of the food chain. He still hasn't made it to church, and his schedule definitely isn't helping. But we are doing everything we can to help him out!
Cool sidenote: A YSA girl named Becca that we tracted into and referred to the sisters is now on-date for april 20th and is super solid! It was really cool, because those sisters were told by President Lewis that they would baptize someone together, and so they were fasting and praying that they would come across someone who was ready. They almost cried when we referred her :) President Lewis is definitely inspired.
We didn't get to meet with Travis and Chloe last week, because they were both down with some kind of stomach bug or something. But here's something cool: Travis's niece (who comes from a non-member family) was just baptized in one of the other wards here in Moses Lake! Her name is Delilah, and her uncle on the other side of the family, Damien Baker, is also a recent convert and was the one who baptized her. It is so cool seeing how the gospel is spreading to everyone in this family, all at different times and in different ways!
Lawrence (Prince of Belair) bore his testimony again yesterday. He told that he feels good when he comes to church, and even said "In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen" this time! He's making some good progress. We're meeting with him every week now. He's still in the mindset that he isn't going to get baptized until he's "like 40 or something" because he wants to have fun before then... so we're still working with him on that. Haha.
Funny story of the week: One of my missionary friends that is serving in Yakima got punched in the mouth by a meth-head last night. Elder Taele is a strong dude, and said that he almost activated the "switch" which is when he goes full Polynesian and destroys things. But he held it in and turned the other cheek. When I asked Elder King how badly Elder Taele could have injured the guy, Elder King said "so you know those Blendtech commercials, right? Yeah. Imagine butter in a Blendtech." Haha. Serving a mission teaches you a lot about patience.
So right now I'm growing some Jalapenos and Habaneros in my window sill. It's taught me some good things about faith. I had to water dirt for 2 weeks before those things sprouted. But that was the only way to make them grow, and even though it felt like sometimes I was accomplishing nothing, I kept watering dirt because I knew something better was on the way. That's how life is -- Sometimes, you just have to water dirt. You have to read your scriptures, go to church, say your prayers, and it feels like you are getting no where. But eventually, you will find yourself studying the scriptures, making the Sabbath a delight, and truly praying. If our actions are in the right place, our hearts will follow. And if the seed is good, there is no way to keep it from growing. (Alma 32)
Have a good week everyone!
Peace and Blessin's,
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