Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ha alright so this week was pretty dang awesome! Thanksgiving made me kind of trunky because everyone was with their families having a good time, and we all missed being home. Everything else was awesome. Last week while we were tracting one day, we didn't have a lot of time, but we felt like we needed to tract a small culdesac. We could tell it might be kind of rough because it was a wealthier neighborhood, but the last house at the end looked really loving and had some good quotes on a sign. We decided that was where we were going to finish and it was going to be the end to a good day. We knocked on all the houses before it, and like anticipated, they weren't the nicest people. However, we got to that last house and the sweetest lady came out and talked to us for a bit. It was cold outside so we didn't want to keep her out for too long, but she said we could come back. We went back on Tuesday this week and had an amazing lesson. She gave one of the most sincere prayers I have ever heard and she has already started to read the Book of Mormon. She has so much potential to be baptized, and we have been so blessed lately.

Thanksgiving was a total blast. We weren't aloud to proselyte so we spent our day at some awesome members' houses. There are four Elder in our ward, so we played football, soccer, and whole bunch of other stuff with the members. We made up this awesome Uno game that we played for like 2 hours. It was just a great relaxing day that we all needed. We spent a lot of time with a part member family, and we were able to break down a lot of barriers with one of the daughters who isn't a member. She didn't like us, but after that amazing Uno game she jokes with us, and it seemed like she enjoyed church this week which was a miracle. We had lots of things to give thanks for.

 On Friday we went on exchanges so I was with a new elder who has only been out for a few weeks. His name is Elder Beus and he is hilarious. He is such a talkative guy and he has tons of good things to say, but he's scared of talking on the phone. He called someone, turned it on speaker phone, and then ran out of the room. Ha he came back and talked to the person though. We were in his area and found a ton of cool people to talk to. We found 7 solid potentials who might listen to the lessons which is kind of a bummer because it's not my area, but we're all on the same team. With like 15 minutes before dinner we decided that we needed to talk to 1 more person who needed the gospel, and we had heard the quote that if we truly knew what our message contained we would be running from house to house. Ya we decided to run from house to house. People were looking at us like we were crazy. We were all out of breath and stuff. There were some awesome people that we talked to though, so it was totally worth it.

 Earlier this week we were walking around a neighborhood and talked to people. Someone told us we could come back, so we were standing outside writing down their address and stuff when people pulled up and parked at a house near us. 3 teenage girls came over and started talking to us, so we told them we were missionaries and that we would love to share our message. One of the girls dad was there so we taught them the restoration. They were pretty crazy, but it was a cool experience. Then Elder Park and I were walking around last night and there was some really dense fog. This area is pretty rural, so we couldn't see a whole lot and it was pretty dang creepy. Then we heard footsteps behind us and there were 2 people running down a hill towards us. We were kind of freaking out because we were in a pretty creepy place and there were people running towards us. Turns out it was those girls. It's not every day that people come up to us or run up to us and ask more about the gospel. They said they'd be at church next week, so we'll see what happens.

 Well this week has been a pretty awesome week. We got yelled at by someone who doesn't like missionaries, or service, or love I guess. Ha people these days could use a little more charity. Elder Park and I are having a good time and lots of success. Glad to hear that Thanksgiving was a good time. Have a good week. HFF!

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