We had a pretty awesome week this week. Like I said in my last letter, we are having a hard time with people drop us. So we have been working hard at finding new people, through knocking doors and through members. We had an awesome miracle where we took a priest to a lesson and after we left he asked us how he could talk to friends about the church. So we role-played it a little with him so he could feel good about it. Then two days later his parents signed up to feed us and we were able to role-play with the whole family on how to ask friends to read the Book of Mormon. It was pretty sweet. He and his siblings are going to be working on their friends. and the priest now wants to come out with us once a week.
Also we have a lot of cool miracles with Less Actives. We just got a less active couple to stop smoking. They have been non-smokers for almost 2 weeks now. and part of the stop smoking lesson is that at the end of the 7 days you have a party. So today we are going over to their house and doing grape fruit juice shots (haha), because as part of the week they have to drink unsweetened white grape fruit juice which tastes really nasty. Then another less active couple we challenged to get married and work toward going to the temple. They are getting their marriage license this Wednesday and they made a goal to go to the temple. How awesome is that! We are seeing a lot of miracles even in the hard times of finding people to teach.
Besides knocking doors we are thinking of different ways to talk to people also. So we thought of the great idea of setting up a booth! So we made a booth and we went to the city hall to get permission to set it up in a park, and they said we can't have booths. haha. They said we could walk around in a park or use a picnic table but not a booth. But they did say we could have a sign. So we are going to use a picnic table and the signs which were on the booth. Pretty much we are turning a picnic table into a booth and that's ok. lol - somehow that's different, but it works for us.
Something I am working on is using the scriptures more in lessons. Also asking everyone for referrals The first one will help the Spirit testify to our investigators what we are saying is true and then they will be able to know the Spirit and recognize it, helping them know that this is true which will make them more solid. And the asking everyone for referrals will help us find solid investigators.
I love it here. I love my companioin!
- Elder Woestman