This week was a pretty decent week even though we didn’t teach as many lessons as last week. We usually teach about 18, and 20 lessons is considered a good week. This week we had only taught 7 lessons by Thursday, but we still ended up finishing with 16. Most of those were taught to less actives and members though and not investigators so that was kind of a bummer but oh well.
One contact is scheduled to be baptized this Sunday after church but we may move it back again because he didn’t show up for church yesterday. He’s totally ready for baptism but he’s only been to church 3 times and missionaries have been teaching him for 4 months. We may still go as planned though and baptize him this Sunday. By the churches standards he can be baptized, but I think everyone would be more comfortable if he came to church a few more times. A couple days ago our contacts mother cooked us Chicherones’ which is basically pork rinds cooked up with a bunch of salsa Verde and different peppers. It was interesting.
We had a great lesson with two of our Spanish investigators. Every time that we’ve been able to teach them, they’ve been pretty quiet and just mainly listen. But last week we asked them how they felt about what we were sharing. One of them opened up to us and said that even though he feels the spirit when he reads the bible, he feels the spirit so much stronger when we come over. He also said that the Book of Mormon makes him feel really happy inside. His wife said that the Book of Mormon makes her feel peaceful when she reads it. We asked them both to be baptized, and they said that they want more time to study with us and want to check out our church first. The spirit was really strong though and I feel they could be baptized soon. It’s still a pretty big pain teaching with a translator though.
Everyone is really excited for Halloween here. We’re going to carve pumpkins today since it’s p-day. The only real problem with today is we have NO appointments for tonight! The Elders in Detroit have to go inside at 6 but all the Elders in the country are supposed to just do the same old things. Basically the church told us that if we have no appointments, we should tract. How do you tract on Halloween!?!?
One of our cooler families, invited us over to their house to just hang out with them so we’ll probably do that. They are a really cool couple and he served a mission in California and loves Pink Floyd. He baptized his wife in January last year and their going out to Utah to be sealed this January.
On Friday our branch had a Halloween party and it was really fun. We were able to get one of our investigators to come and she had a great time. One of our members, introduced us to one of his non-member friends that he’s building a barn with. We got to talk to them and we set up a service project to come and help them out. After the service project we were able to talk to him for awhile and later we were told he’s really interested and may come to church with us this next Sunday.
Well, hope everyone is doing well! Love you all and I’ll write next week!