This week has been tough! Well, actually, I think this whole first half of the change has been tough! Never have we been so dedicated to contacting people in the street! And so far, it´s going partially well, it seems as if as of now Jovita is the only one with a baptismal date! But we´ll keep searching.
SO! We´ve had some good and adventurous times this week! I´d say the greatest was this last Saturday, so I will do my best to dramatize it although I´m not quite a scholar, but oh well!:
¨Noon! Twas week´s end, and my companion and I did have a morsel of time to spare. Looking axiously at our watches, we saw that we had only an hour to find a new family before the week ended, and we did so dearly wish to find a new family! We strapped on our packs and headed out to the world, without plans nor strategy, we began to eagerly knock upon doors, hoping that some soul would have compassion enough to let us in. And why would they have more compassion on us than in any other moment? For the elements of nature could no longer contain thier fury, and a monstrous hurracane had unleashed itself onto Carcelen Alto! Rain poured off our backpacks, and chilled knuckles wrapped earnestly on many homes, but none would accept us! Floods of water rushed to our ankles, our pants began to soak, but we strode on! Nature would not stop the work of the lord! Lightning flashed furiously about us, and the thunder rocked the small city, even unto setting car alarms off by it´s furious power! And in the midst of the tempest, we were softly tapped by an impression to look for an old investigator, the one named Victor who had attended church so often, but was never found between Sunday to Sunday. He used to work all the week long, even on Sundays, violating the Sabbath, but near a week ago we had committed him to keep the Sabbath day holy, and he promised to us to do so. And there we were, swimming through the storm, where we at last made it to his workshop, cold and soaking, but burning with spiritual eminence. We only had 15 minutes, but 15 minutes is enough to testify! We did sit down, and before we began he told us that he had been keeping the Sabbath day holy, and what we had promised him had came true. We had told him, that if he would stop working on Sundays, then the Lord would provide for him far more pay and work during the week than would provide any Sunday of work. And what had happened? He had so much work and business during the week, that he did not even have room in his schedule to let us come and teach him! So, through rain and patience, we had seen the gospel begin to work miracles in this man´s life, what a blessing! And we were thus satisfied.´
Well, so that was the great story of the week! So we hope that he progresses! But I fear that my little story robbed too much time, so just for a recap of the letter:
-Hooray for Ashylne, Madison, and Meikayla for Extracurricular success
-I´m super jealous of Chantel for her amazing trip to Hawaii !
-YES! I would love a copy of the Lamb of God CD,
-Elder Bloxham and I being Epic in the most futuristic chapel hallway ever conceived in Ecuador
-Us at the sister Missionary´s baptismal service, and since none of the sisters have the priesthood to baptize, I was chosen to do it for them! What a special treat!
-And this morning, we woke up at 5am and went to some missionary´s in our zone´s house to see how they are doing, to study with them and show how much we support them. And what´s the best way to share love? BON-BONS!! They did turn our rather delicious!