Monday, January 9, 2017

Week 23

Hey Everyone!

This week was great! I'll just go through it day by day, haha.

Monday—we had a district party for p-day! We ordered pizza and watched "Facing the Giants", it was a great time. I love that movie but it made me miss football. Then, after our party, we went home and I listened to great conference talks ("My Words Never Cease" by Holland and "Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?" by Monson). Then we left to proselyte and we had a lesson with Kevin. Kevin is great, he has had a super hard life, and he lives in a abandoned house right now and his parents abused him. He is 20 years old. This awesome member named Pedro has like taken him under his wing and helped him get a job and is helping him look for a place to live, and he is receiving the lessons super well! He is reading the Book of Mormon a lot and his life is making a complete turn around. We are hoping to baptize him on the 28th.

Tuesday—we had a district meeting and had a long day of finding new people and sadly, dropping old investigators that aren't progressing. 

Wednesday—we had a multi-zone conference. President and the assistants spoke and after we did practice lessons. But we practiced with real investigators! haha! President payed random people on the street 20 soles a piece to come and be taught. There were 10 people and by the end of the practices, and 3 of them left with baptismal was SUPER super cool. People that came in with no interest, and after 2 hours of a bunch of missionaries teaching, left wanting to change their lives and be baptized. This church is so true.

Thursday—we had weekly planning which is always super boring but oh well. In the afternoon we had a super busy day and we had a lesson with this doctor that is super rich and knows a ton of doctrine. It was a very very interesting lesson and he tried to argue about things he read on the internet for a while and went through like 3 liters of Inca Cola. We finally ended by saying basically that you can do as much research as you want to but you won't be able to gain a testimony from research. If you really want to know if it's true, just ask and pray. I'm anxious for our next lesson with him.

Friday—was rough because I woke up feeling awful and to add to that, one house we went to that day had like 4 dogs and 10 cats so my allergies went through the roof. Besides that it was a normal day.

Saturday—we had a Blitz again (where everyone in the zone comes to one area for a couple hours to contact people and knock doors) but in someone else's area. Later on Saturday we tried super hard to get as many people as possible to commit to come to church on Saturday and lots said they would!! We were super happy and excited. But then Sunday morning came and we went be all their houses to get them but none of them came through with their word!! It was super disappointing! We did have 1 come but we were expecting like 10! But something happy was that Luis bore his testimony in sacrament mtg and it was great. Luis is the best! He is gonna be a bishop or something some day! 

Well that is about it for this week. Hope you folks have a good week, love you all!

-Elder Hale

Me and my zone!

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