Dear Family and Friends,
This week has been interesting! It has been really good, but I'm not going to lie, it's also been really tough. Sister S and I have tried to keep busy and this week was pretty productive! We had 6 new investigators and we visited 10 less actives!! We taught a total of 23 lessons which is pretty good (last week was 13). Although we had success we also were let down a lot! We had 12 cancelled appointments in one week and they all cancelled the day of, or the minute of, because they just didn't answer their doors. It was quite frustrating!
Since we had appointments cancel we decided to go tracting. That had its ups and downs but I did get 2 funny stories out of it:
We knocked on this door and this one Japanese guy (less than 5 feet tall) swung open the door and jumped off the top step. He then said, "Hello what can I help...oh I don't talk to Jehovah Wit...Jehov...ummm y'all. Bye!" He then did this evil laugh and slammed the door. As we walked away I looked at my companion and said..."We're Mormons!"
The next guy was really scary. He opened the door and said he was a witch. We just laughed and starting talking to him. We asked him a question and he said he was Wicked. He then proceeded to cast a spell on us, but got really upset when we didn't disappear. Needless to say, we will never go back there again.
Besides teaching lessons, this week, we also continued to learn how to crochet from Sister L. I hate crocheting. Why would I spend hours making a scarf that doesn't even look good?! We also did some service for Sister H (she's like 80 years old). I had to take each little figurine off her shelf and dust them off because she can't do it herself. Holy cow that took forever!
Then the best thing happened on Friday! I got a package from my mom and there was a letter inside that was filled with everything that I needed to hear. It also had Nashville Tribute Band CD's and EFY CD's. And Candy and Cookies! Oh it was the best. Oh and did I mention a Panda Express Gift Card?! Yes, it was perfect.
Well, hopefully this week we stay busy and don't have any appointments cancel on us. Here are some quotes that helped me through this week:
"We cannot predict all of the struggles and storms of life, not even the ones around the next corner. But as persons of faith and hope, we know without a shadow of a doubt that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and the best is yet to come!" - L. Tom Perry
"Let us not wait too long on our road to Damascus. Let us courageously move forward with faith, hope, and charity" - Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Next Monday is apparently President's Day so the library will be closed. But I should be able to write on Tuesday! You guys are awesome!
Lauren and Sister H....who likes to collect figurines that like to collect dust!