So the heat is great for meeting more people and getting into doors that we would not have otherwise. The week here has been great. we are getting more and more referrals from the members here. for right now they are all less actives but with time we will eventually get referrals for potentials, and those who are searching for the gospel in their lives.
So we met our new mission president on Tuesday. He is great. He told us what his expectations are for us as a mission. They are amazing he also told us what the apostles told him about our mission, hearing that was great. Sometimes just knowing that the work you do here does effect the area and that it is noticed helps you remember that it is all worth it.
So on the 4th we had a huge breakfast with the ward it was yummy!!! Still ate too much though.
But we truly do feel blessed for we are finding those potentials that truly desire, desire to know how they can have a better relationship with heavenly father and know for themselves how to follow him in this world today. One that we talked with was great. we had been trying to be able to share something with her for awhile. finally stopped by one day and was able to catch her for a few minutes. so we shared quick summary of the restoration and talked of The book of Mormon. I don't remember what I said about what The book of Mormon is but even before I was done she grabbed it out of my hands and said "I want that!" she then asked how much it was we told her it was free and invited her to read from the beginning.
Then another, he was a new potential that we had. So we stopped by and he was with his brother -in -law who was another potential of ours but anyway. We shared about church and The Book of Mormon. and gave it to him and he started reading it and explaining it to us. He understood perfectly what he was reading and why it was being written. It was amazing.
Another potential of ours had read what we left her to read the last time we saw her. and during our visit shared with us her favorite verses out of the chapter we left her. told us she wanted to re-read to make sure that she understood everything. It was amazing to just see the growth that is happening here. There truly are prepared people. and despite the town having been tracted so many times. we find new people everyday. someone who is searching who need that guidance and direction that we can give. It is great to be here at this time and in this place.
It is great to be here on the mission. There is so much to do and to learn that we put ourselves in the work and forget the worldly things we left behind and become new people. stronger in our faith and testimonies and more sure of who we are to God. What a great sight to see how not only does this work help those we teach but also the members and their testimonies. What a great work it is to be out here serving and knowing where I am going, and how I am going to get there. I love to teach this joy, and knowledge of the gospel to others everyday.
Oh So I also gave a talk yesterday. In Spanish! With just notes instead of having the whole thing written out as I have needed to do in the past. It truly is amazing how the language does come. slowly, frustratingly slowly sometimes. but it does come when we are ready and when we work for it. the key is that you have to work for it. I was so Happy that I was able to do it with just notes.
It is great to hear from home. The pageant will be great. And hope you all keep hydrated. But I need to Write president Mullen. Hope all is well and know I love you!