Quick update this week!
It honestly flew by, and
I don't even remember half of it. However, we've been having a great time. Elder Winters and I have been working hard trying to get our Gospel-oriented chatbot up for our Facebook page, searching for Spanish-speakers to teach around this area, and have also been tasked with finding a venue for (the chapel doesn't work) and starting an English class here in Morristown.
It was great to be able to Skype the family today and talk to them about everything I'm doing. Everyone has been so supportive
Some of the people we're teaching:
Jose: Jose is the most animated person I've ever met. He speaks super enthusiastically always, and is super duper excited about everything especially about God. We could use some prayers for him for getting some more time to meet with us because he's been a little bit flaky despite loving everything we're teaching him and being good friends with us.
Eduar and Yohana: An amazing couple who hadn't been super interested before, but I finally met them this week and they were very attentive and told us that they wanted to come to church. They did, and they and their family really enjoyed it.
Elgar: We thought Elgar blocked us, but we passed by and he was super excited to see us. His number had been changed because his sister owned the phone plan, but he immediate gave us a new one and wanted us to teach him more, which was great.
Felipe: Felipe keeps bringing up the things that we're about to teach him moments before we start doing it. He told us that he feels like he has a lot of studying to do. We had a great lesson with him yesterday.
During Felipe's lesson, we heard loud barking coming from the stairs and thundering steps coming down. Felipe's little poodle hid, and Felipe's son's Pit Bull came down the stairs and started charging us. He stopped for a moment, and suddenly jumped on Elder Winters and bit his arm before they could pull him off. Elder Winters is fine, he's just got little bit of a torn shirt and some bite marks on his arm (see pictures). In fact, the lesson went so well that as we were walking back to the car he turned to me and said "Well, that was almost too easy!" I then reminded him that he had just been bit by a large dog. He's a great sport.
This week's spiritual thought comes from 2 Nephi 2:27. Basically we've been talking a lot about how everything is fairly black and white. We're responsible for ourselves and our own learning. We've been talking a lot to people about how it's great that they talk big talk, but they have to actually do what they're saying they're going to do to have it mean anything. I love how simple and clear the Gospel can be.
I hope you're all well! I'll have a longer update next week after our Half Mission Conference for sure!