Sorry last week's letter was so short! It was a go go go kind of day! And we had the entire Zone (12 people) all in the same small room where the computers are at the church and it was a mess! Fun but crowded!
Not much happened this week. We saw some people. Had a lot of members out with us but didn't teach anyone most of the time. We had a majorly awesome rain storm on Saturday that came in super suddenly and poured for quite some time and it was really windy and amazing!
We had 5 people come to church on Sunday!! It was so cool! We had this family come in a few minutes late and it was really awesome to have them there! Although before you ask, We aren't going back anytime soon :( They stayed for sacrament then rushed out and sent us a text saying that our church wasn't "positive" enough for them. So I hope they will be able to find the happiness this gospel brings some time in their lives. It's really hard to have someone tell me that they don't want to learn any more because I know that this message is the thing that can bring them true and lasting happiness. The hardest part is being disappointed that they won't receive the restored gospel but not being discouraged that you didn't convert them. The thing that has helped me to not become discouraged is the Elder Bruce R. McConkie said "He that rejecteth me rejecteth Him that sent me."
We were able to meet with this Less Active family and talk with them. We've tried before and they've been home but never answered but this time we caught them right when they were getting out of the car and then we came back the next day and they opened the door! We are working towards helping them regain their testimonies, and in doing so ended up inviting ourselves over for dinner :) I've come to know that it is a very useful tool to be able to invite yourself over for dinner without the other person realizing that you are doing that. We have used that a coupel times :)
We also have been helping another Less Active member with trying to quit smoking. Sister Wesley has been having a hard time with it and said she wasn't going to go to church until she quit even though we kept telling her that she needed to go to church in order to have the spiritual help to quit smoking. We've been working with her since before I got here and she never would come to chruch. It's been years since she's been, but she came this Sunday!!!!!!! It was so cool to see her there!!! And she said she's coming back next Sunday because I'm Speaking!!! I know that she will find it easier to quit smoking now that she has taken the step of faith to come to chruch!
I uploaded a few more pictures that my companion has taken, I had more pictures from the bike ride but I seem to have lost my SD card :(
Lots of love!!