Well this week was busy as normal. We have a new family of investigators we are teaching, the mom has cancer and she is confined to a chair all day and is in a lot of pain and slips in and out of consciousness in the lessons, but the daughter really is progressing. We are working for a miracle to get a birth certificate from the middle of the jungle which is a red zone, meaning white people don"t go there and the church doesn't exist there because its really dangerous, but we need the paper to help one of our families get married and then baptized, and its gonna be a process it looks like, but with God's help shouldn't be too hard.
Our other investigator, I'll send pics of him, we gave him a shirt and tie and he wore it to church. He will be getting baptized next month. Henry came to church this week, and he finished the drawings. haven't been able to go pick them up yet, gonna do that this week. And Dianna is doing well, we are teaching her daughter and her friend that live with here and they could get baptized really soon.
|Henry's drawings. I got them!|
My comp are getting along great. He's told me a lot about military life, and sounds kind of interesting. I've been thinking about becoming a pilot, but haven't totally lost the idea of becoming a lawyer. Honestly I have no idea what I want to do after the mission. Thankfully, I have time.
This week was kinda crazy. Changes, changes changes! Elder Cox left Saturday, kind of a surprise because transfers aren't for two weeks. He is in the offices now as the immigration secretary... so I was in a trio with my the other two missionaries in this area for the weekend, and then they transferred his comp out too, and combined my area with the other elder's area for two weeks and just told us to work both areas until we get new comps in two weeks! This will be interesting!! We have a lot of work in my area these next two weeks,and now have to figure out the time and how to do it. I have no idea how it's going to work out.
Just to name a few:
We have a fundraiser I'm in charge of for a family that needs money to get married,
We have an investigator getting baptized who's blind and I have to create a schedule for the members to start picking her up for church and there's only two members in the ward who have a car... so gonna be an interesting situation there.
We have about three young women we are teaching who could possibly get baptized this week.
We have a bunch of other investigators that we just gotta keep teaching so these next two weeks are gonna be really busy. A serious lesson in Trust the Lord to see how this all comes together.
Crazy Experiences from the week:
I had to give a foot surgery to my new comp Elder Cusworth because he stepped on a piece of glass.
And this crazy kid in church wrote all over the walls, ate a marker, and spilled his soda all over himself during the gospel principles class, pretty entertaining to watch...
|Hey sleeping Beauty..it's time to go! :)|
And least life is not boring. Throughout these past months I've been through and seen many things, heard stories unimaginably tough, yet have received many if not daily confirmations or promptings. this spiritual growth has led me to understand one truth fundamental in my heart. He Lives. Jesus Christ lives. He loved me enough to suffer and die for me. That truth sinks in a little deeper in my heart every day just how in debt I really am.
And all those times you said "you'll thank me one day" well that day has come. Thank you for showing me what really matters in life. Thank you for teaching me the gospel and for guiding me through my youthful years. Thanks for never giving up on me. And remember, when Katie, Charlie, or Lydia give you a tough time (they probably won't be near as tough as I was) remember that they will eventually figure it out too. I love you tons. You are always in my prayers.
I'm working hard and I love you all.