Well, this week went by ok. We started out on Monday, and had a good FHE. We taught about the plan of salvation with a member who had their father die a week before and that went pretty well. And then on Tuesday, on our FHE with the investigators, one of the things I was dreading about my mission struck. We had a good FHE, and we had it with two investigators. But the home that we were in was of one of the investigators, and later he told us that he didn’t have anything for dinner the night before, because they were going to use the money for the FHE food, which was sandwiches and soda. He said that he had been feeling shame and that he was sad, but then he remembered that we would be coming the next day, and he said that he felt happier. This is really humbling, as to me it is very humbling to hear about the effect we have on people and on their lives. Anyway, they are doing well, and we even got one of the investigators to attend church, so that was awesome!
This week we met and taught a lot of less actives, trying to get them to come to church, and we had more success, with our church attendance going up to 115, so this is going really well in our ward.
Yesterday, I gave my first blessing in Spanish, and I was superdy duper nervous, but it went well, and I hope that the person ends up being helped. Also, this week, we were really frustrated. There is a man who we are teaching, he is old, and I don’t think that he really wants to change. Anways, when we are teaching, he kinda seems aloof, and he never does his reading. Also, he always has an excuse to not go to church, usually it is that he is scared that someone will break into the house so he can’t leave it alone, but if it’s any other day of the week, he has no problem leaving the house alone. So that gets frustrating. We are going to do this week with two appointments, and if he doesn’t attend church or do his reading, we will drop him probably.
But we are making progress with some other investigators, we have had several lessons with members. I hope that with continuing diligence, we can find some success with our stubborn investigators. But the bright side is that people are coming back to church, which is huge. If people can trust the other people at church, and feel loved, then they will want to come back, and will probably bring their friends. Anyway, I hope you all have a great and blessed week!