Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving.  I love turkey day.  Ate way too much food.  It was awesome. Hope your Thanksgiving was awesome. 

So this week was way good.  On Monday we had a normal day pretty much because we switched our p-day to Thanksgiving.  We had a specialized training thing this week and Pres Young took me aside and said I would be leaving in two weeks at the end of the transfer.  But. shhhh.  It's a secret.  I am pretty bummed out because Eugene is awesome, but it wil be an adventure to go some place new.  Who knows, . . . 

So a couple weeks ago we ran into this guy named Andrew.  Awesome guy, super interested, great questions, pretty much the most golden guy ever...... or so we thought. He was a Jehovah Witness that decided to "ninja" us.  We went over to his house and then he just starts pulling out all this stuff and being a jerk. and this is way i love Elder "D" so much.  He just asked the guy if he had ever read the Book of Mormon.  He said "no". Then Elder "D" said; "We don't expect you to believe us.  We invite you to read it and pray and ask our Heavenly Father if it is true."  He wouldn't do it.  People blow my mind.  They yell and scream that something isn't true, yet they have never read it or even opened it. Crazy talk!  Then he said he would txt us all the reasons it wasn't true.  Elder "D" said, "how would you know if you have never read it."  hahaha.  

Also this week we went on an exchange and Elder "D" was able to stay in our area and show his skills.  He went to a member's home and had a dinner lesson with one of our investigators there.  He said it went super well and the member told me that it did too. So building member trust and getting Elder "D" to take over the area - things are going good. 

We have pretty much had to start over with our teaching pool because people are at a stand still.  The people here are hard to have progress.  So Elder "D" and i are trying to figure out ways to get people to keep commitments.  One sweet miracle is that our investigator Marcus, who is a member's husband, is doing well.  We were able to teach the Restoration and he is reading and praying. !!!!!!!   Also our ward mission leader has had one of his friends coming to church the past three weeks.  We haven't counted her in our teaching pool yet because she still doesn't want to meet with us yet, but this week he talked to her and things are looking up.  Loving it.    

This week I have been really trying to figure out a way to make it so i don't hit my climax now. i am afraid that I will plateau, and i don't want that to happen.  So I have been praying and making game plans so I don't flat line.  Things are going well. Loving life and loving the mission.

-Elder Woestman