May 8, 2017
Our week was... well, 7 days. Lol. But it was a very productive one!
On Tuesday after MLC, we had exchanges with the new Ephrata zone leaders, who were just recently doubled in. The highlight of our time was when they helped us put up 100 more glow in the dark stars in our bedroom, which we now call the "deep space room" because that is pretty much what it feels like.
Our investigators are doing so well! Nisha, the 14 year old, is on date for next week -- but we will have to move that back because we unfortunately won't be in our area that much next week. So that's too bad. But her parents, even though they aren't interested, are supportive of her and we know she will be baptized soon.
We started working with a PMF this week, teaching their non-member 11 year old son, Aden. He's hilarious. He loves Minecraft and he loves to skip school, so we have been helping him with that, too. He also named his pet sheep in Minecraft Elder Moser. He is on-date for May 27th!
Yesterday was stake conference, and Evelyn, her mom, and her younger sister all came with her! This is a big deal, because we have been trying forever to get her mom to come, since she wanted to come before she let Evelyn get baptized. She was shocked at how many babies there were at church and wants to come to the normal ward next week to show off her 4 month old. We are working with Evelyn towards May 27th as well. :) Matt and his whole family were supposed to come to conference as well, but they got distracted by a duck park and did that instead. Lame. It makes me sad that they didn't come, because the talks were literally perfect. Except for one talk that started rambling about the original translations of Isaiah, they were all about conversion. One lady especially stood out, who shared with everyone her story of how she started investigating all these different churches when she was 12 -- basically she has the same story as Evelyn. So cool!
One of the highlights from our week was when we tracted into a guy named David. David kinda looks like Jesus. Long hair, scruffy face, and a younger guy. He is probably the most natural guy ever. Like he would live in the forest if he could. He also doesn't believe in God, but believes in almost all of the same values we do. When we first met him, he was so confused as to why we wanted to come back when he obviously wouldn't change; but after meeting with him a few times, we are best friends with David. He has taught us so much about life. He has done it all. He knows what works and what doesn't work in life, and it is interesting to him that the gospel way of living is the short cut to the knowledge that he has gained form some painful experiences. We have had some fun experiences with him, from teaching us gymnastics, to jamming out on the guitar with him. We even had a church tour with him yesterday, something we never thought he would be open too when we first met him. It is just so cool to see how the gospel softens hearts!
Peace and blessin's,
|Ye Olde Mission Home.|
|This little old Indonesian lady dragged us into her apartment on exchanges to show us everything.|