Wow time flies! This transfer is already nearing it's end...I can't believe it.
This week has been great, but a little harder. It seems that no matter how strong the spirit is on a tour or a contact, they never refer. But it is making us work a lot harder, and that is great! If it were always easy for us to find investigators, we would never grow. I am grateful for the growth periods.
I don't have a lot of time today, it went so fast! But I'll try to give an update about everything.
Megan is doing great. Her local sisters are really good missionaries, and she has built a great relationship with them. She finally went to church! She's been really busy but we are really excited to get in touch with her and hear about the details.
Daniel is doing great too. He went to church as well! Because it was Fast and Testimony meeting, he felt a little weird and wondered why there were no teaching out of the scriptures or anything but when we explained it, he understood and is excited to go back next week. We invited him to be baptized, and he got a little defensive. He feels that the man who baptized him held the right authority and that his baptism was valid and that he is saved. After discussing it a little more he said that he wants to make that covenant, so yes when he comes to know for himself that the church is true, he will be baptized!
Cameron is doing great too. He went to church as well, and met with a member of the mission presidency to talk about baptism since he is on probation. We will find out more later this week on what will happen!
Did I ever tell you how I love old people? hey are so fun to take on tours.
We met this old couple yesterday on our way to eat our dinner yesterday. They had found a member and were asking him all sorts of questions so he yelled to us and said sisters, come here! Then when we got there he said, these people have a lot of questions that I bet you could help with. They had a lot! We ended up taking them to the Temple Model and explaining to them about them temple. The spirit was way strong and I know they felt it. They didn't refer though. But they wanted our number so they could call us for more questions. They were so funny, we really enjoyed being around each other, and we really hope that they will call us.
We took another couple around from the Netherlands. We taught them the Restoration, and once again, the spirit was so strong! But they didn't refer. They were a little harsh about it too, haha but we appreciated their honesty. One thing we've been trying to do is when they don't want to learn more, we just say, okay, we respect that. But when you go back home, and you meet missionaries, will you let them in and listen to what they have to say? Sometimes seed planting is the only option but that's okay :) We are preparing them to be harvested by other missionaries! People have done that for the people we are teaching right now. They have been prepared by other seed planters!
We found a New Investigator on Monday when we were on exchanges. I was with Sister Chen from Taiwan (that was so fun, we got all the mandarin tours! We even got to take one in the Beehive house and at Welfare Square!). We were walking on the Temple Grounds, and saw these two guys. We started talking to them. They are from Mexico but live in California. We talked a little about the Temple and then took them to the Temple Model. One just left and took pictures, but David was the one we taught. He was really interested and we are going to call him and teach him more about how his family can be together forever!
We also found another New Investigator on Chat, I haven't been on chat in weeks, we haven't had time! But she is really really prepared. Her name is Colleen. Her member friend invited her to church and she went, and she loved it! She came on chat and gave us her address and said she wanted a Book of Mormon, a Bible, and any material we had on Family Home Evening. I was speechless haha. So do you see how important member missionary work is? It is so so important! We never know if someone has been prepared. Even when we think that they would never join the church, or be interested at all, we never know. It's so important to invite.
Well, I am out of time. I am sorry my email is so lame this week! But just know that miracles really happen. They do! Look for them this week. I love you!