Well this week was a good one. We had a lot of lessons with the investigators that we already have. We didn't find as many people like last week. But that`s ok. We have a lot of progress made with the investigators that we have and sadly we are going to drop a couple this next week because they aren't progressing and aren't keeping their commitments. That is just the most frustrating and most difficult thing to do as a missionary, have your investigators not keep their commitments. Because we can literally bring the spirit into their lives if we are all doing what we are supposed to. If they aren't ready to accept it right now maybe they will be another time. We need to work with prepared people. There are so many prepared people, we just have to focus a lot harder in trying to find them!!
We also had a service activity this week, It made me feel like I was in the movie ¨Holes¨ And when you see the pictures you will know why, haha. We are digging a hole for a family that needs to be 17 feet (5 meters) deep. And we aren`t even close, haha we are going to go over there a little bit every week until it is done. Right now we are almost at 2 meters.
Today for P-Day we were going to go to the temple and play frisbee in the feild over there and have a picnic with the zone, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut. it rained, haha so we are going to do that next week.
Also this week we had a special training by the area presidency. The South America South includes Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The presidency talked about goals that they want the members of this area to focus on. These three things are 1. Keep the Sabbath Day Holy 2. Be Self-Sufficient 3. Go to the temple often.
These three goals have really helped me a lot! Obviously I can`t focus on being self sufficient with a job and going to the temple as a missionary, but I can keep the Sabbath day and be self sufficient in a spiritual sense. So I challenge you guys that you can make a goal for yourself that has to do with one of those 3 things! They will really help you draw closed to your Savior!
This week we invited about 15 people to come to church and only 2 came. Well what ya gonna do. We as missionaries just have to teach (with the spirit), invite (with the spirit), rinse and repeat, and if nothing happens... Well we gotta say goodbye, haha well yeah so this is what I learned this week! But luckily for everyone (including me especially), we have the atonement of Jesus Christ to be able to help us leave our old lives of sin behind and live a better one! This Gospel is so true! Have a good week!!
Elder Bednar is coming to our mission on the 24th of February... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!