Monday, December 12, 2011
Ok, number 2. I cannot hold it in any longer... :D OK! Today, while we were eating at the Mall by our sector with other missionaries in our sector, we were approached by a woman who said she was a member. A member from... SALT LAKE CITY! AH-HA! Her name is Ivon, (I hope that`s how to spell it, it sounds like Ibon but could be Evon) she was born in Ecuador, and is here visiting her mom. And now... get ready for this... she`s coming home Thursday, and is GOING TO VISIT YOU GUYS THIS SATURDAY! HA HA! She`s also going to bring my mega-letter that has something for everyone in the family. (if I would have known that we were to meet, I would`ve made a package of sorts, but oh well!) SO! she has our phone number and address, and her number is 801-358-7904. It`s going to be GREAT! (well, for you guys, enjoy!)
Alright, so now to ´normal business.¨¨¨
First off, this sector has been tough! To begin our week, we only had 1 investigator, and the majority of our week has been contacting. On Tuesday we were out contacting for 7 hours! SEVEN! Well, it`s been a long, and rather tough week, but we now have 2 families with a baptismal date for the end of the month, and it looks as if we may get 1 or 2 more! We shall definitely work hard!
And I think the hardest part of going to a new sector is that you need to re-memorize the city and re-become friends with the members. That`s a lot to absorb! But I shall stay true!
And to reply to the letters I received:
1- CONGRATS TO ERIK! First fruits of baptism indeed! I can`t wait to get your stuff, and... your Christmas package is on the way! I`m going to send ya a letter and pictures by hand or by email, whichever I can get to first.
2- Yes, our insect-infected beds are being purged. I have had no more recent bug-bites.
3- IT looks as if the Chirstmas party went great! Those pictures were crazy! I wish I could`ve joined ya... maybe in a year or so. :)
4- BRANDON LEISHMAN!!! Your Christmas package is on the way too! Expect to receive my letter Via Email soon!
5- CONGRATS TO THOMAS FAGG! I shall be sending an E-mail to you also! I just need to do it!
6- President and Sister Ghent are awesome. They both are kind, give great talks, and are just great role models. I don`t get to see them often, just when I go to the offices or during a special capacitation.
7- CHANTEL! Thanks for those pics, they made my day! (I printed one out to secretly stash somewhere... ha ha!)
8- Yes, thanks for the Spiritual thought mom! It also sounds as if the group ward activity went great! Here`s some swell quotes to share:
^To be Christian means to forgive the inexcusable in others, because has has forgiven the inexcusable in you.¨ -CS Lewis
´You cannot convert people beyond your own conversion´ -Neal A Maxwell
´The future is only as bright as your faith.´ Thomas S Monson
and lastly (when it comes to receiving revelation during a lesson or at home...)
´God Can`t Inspire an Empty Bucket.´ -Elder Blackwelder
Well! I`ll update everyone next week on how our families are doing, and about my new companion. Have fun meeting with Ivon, and I shall be awaiting your packages!
PS; I still don`t know what day I can do the video conference, but I think it shall be either Christmas Eve or the day before. I shall ask this week to find out!
PSS: Dinner with the president will be this 21ish, I gotta verify because I changed Zones!
PSSS: Photo 1- The view from our house.