Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Homemade Skiline Chili

So this week was crazy awesome. Started off with p-day and I got my haircut for free from this cool old barber guy. Then we had dinner at the bishop's house and his wife looked up how to make skyline chili. She made it for us - - sooooooo goood! They thought it was weird but good to have chili on noodles.

Tuesday was an amazing day. We had interviews with the mission president and I learned a lot. We are focusing a lot on how to become master teachers so that was pretty much what we learned about. We had to have a fast interview because we were running late, but it was still good. He told me and Elder E that he wants us to focus on our less active and part member families, which I am pumped about because that is a way better way at getting people to come to church and finding new investigators than knocking on doors. So - on Tuesday something crazy happened - we went to go see a potential investigator but they were not home, so me and Elder E decided to knock on the doors of the last four houses on the street. As we were walking down the street we saw this lady pulling out of her driveway with a cup on the top of her car. Elder E ran over and stopped her and handed her the cup. Her comment to him was "that was way weird because I had been praying for help - and then you show up". So awesome. We had a lesson with her two days later. She is in the middle of moving here from Portland so it is hard to meet with her but she wants to meet with us as much as possible because she knows the Spirit guided us to her. During the lesson on Thursday we asked her to be baptized and she said she would be. So - we will hopefully have a couple baptisms this April. She is a single mother with four kids, so we are going to try to get the kids to come to church too. They are all so awesome and nice.

We have just been running into a lot of people who are letting us come back so we are hoping to keep this up - and it is all because of the Spirit. Without the Spirit we would have no success. We have a couple other progressing investigators that we are working with also.

On Wednesday it snowed and everyone here freaked out. They are not use to snow. I was on exchanges with one of the Spanish speaking elders. He is from Utah and when we looked out the window we were like - "there is snow - but now very much." So we started to get ready when we got a text from our zone leaders saying that the President wanted us to stay inside and clean and do weekly planning because it was not safe to go out side. hahahahahahaha. We just started laughing because; one - we cannot do weekly planning because we are not companions and, two - there was like only two inches of snow. So we cleaned until we were told we could leave. Just some funny stuff that happens in Oregon. The best part was that the next day it was like 64 degrees. The weather here changes all the time. But - life is awesome. The work is moving forward, we are working well with the ward (without them we would not be able to do anything), and I love it here.
Love, Elder Woestman