Wednesday, August 8, 2012

July 16, 2012

Hello everyone!!!!!
Thanks for the birthday wishes.  It ended up being a pretty good birthday.  We still have birthday cake sitting on our counter.  We made the cake you sent, and my district leader made me a cake as we have been eating a lot of cake!
I got everyone's packages.  All the shirts fit good.  And they will all work.  The new purse works as well.  
Our zone meeting last week was very good.  It was a little bit different than the other ones.  It was still focused on how to be good missionaries, but we didn't do any practicing, and the meeting schedule was just a little different.  All of the Saylin's kids spoke to us, and the Pres and Sis Saylin spoke as well.  We then ate lunch with them, took a picture, and got to say one last goodbye.  It was an amazing meeting.  Pres Ashton flies in today.  We are really excited for them to come!
The wedding pictures look way cute!  It looks like everyone had a great time.  
This week the work has been kinda slow.  We had to drop a few investigators, and we couldn't get in touch with a lot of them.  Plus we weren't feeling like we were finding anybody who was super interested in the gospel.  But on Sunday, some of the Spanish members had brought their niece with them, and asked us to sit with her during class and Sacrament Meeting.  We also had a dinner appointment with some English members yesterday.  The sister is actually the daughter of the Spanish members, so the parents and the niece were at dinner.  We taught her an amazing first lesson, with the help of the family.  She had been meeting with missionaries in Mexico for like three years, and really likes the church.  We set a baptismal date with her, and she even asked us if we could do it sooner.  
She has definitely been the miracle of the week.  We get excited everytime we think about how we get to teach her.  We haven't had too many other lessons this week. We tried a few new people, but it doesn't look like much potential there,  and we have one Spanish investigator who is making some progress, but isn't progressing incredible quickly or anything.  This week we were finally able to figure out his doubt.  So it's been nice being able to teach to resolve that doubt rather than just teach, hoping that we aren't making him anymore confused.  We've just been doing a lot of talking to people, and trying to stay out of the rain.  The rain has been absolutely nuts this last week.  It would just pour in the morning, all through our studies, and even lunch.  But then, right as we were getting ready to head out to work, the rain would let up.  So it's been cooler this week, and not as ridiculously hot as it was before, but it's been really, really, wet.  There are still puddles in the street from all the water.  
We've got another zone conference this week, to meet the Ashtons, and we will have interviews with him soon.  We are starting the fourth week of the transfer.  It's weird to think that this transfer is halfway over.  An when it's over, I will be halfway done with my time in Texas.  It is a little crazy to think about.
Well...I can't think of anything else to say.  Other than our miracle on Sunday, work wise it's been kind of a dull week.
Love you lots!
Hope you get to Texas safely!

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