|Here's our new district!|
Hello everyone! So this week was pretty average, but with lots more knocking! We literally spent all day yesterday knocking doors. Mostly because we had no appointments, but also because it was Memorial Day. We are also budgeting our car miles to make it under the limit for the month, so we spend longer amounts of time in one area before going somewhere else close by, which makes it feel longer.
Not to mention that it's getting SUPER HOT. I have a picture of the temperature a few days ago when it got up to 100 degrees (not accounting humidity)! But the work continues, even if that means knocking all day in the blazing heat. All I can say is that I'm going to have some crazy tan lines by the time I'm done haha.
Elder Celestin is lots of fun and a good missionary. He's super silly, and I'm super silly so it works out. He was born in Haiti but grew up in New York. Elder Briggs, the ZL that replaced Elder Hansen, is fun too. He's a farm boy from Idaho that loves farming and cowboy stuff. It's going to be an interesting transfer for sure.
|Yup, 100 smackers.|
We were able to find some new investigators this week, but they're all in the very early stages of teaching so we'll see where it goes. We had a pretty cool miracle where a lady we OYMed came to church! We can hardly get investigators to do that, let alone random people we talk to. Her name is Tanaiya and she has 6 kids! She came with her youngest one and loved it! We're going over to teach them tomorrow, and hopefully we can get the whole family involved. Cool stuff!
Probably the most stressful thing about missionary work is having to fill every hour of the day with work. Since I stayed in the area, we call it "taking over" the area since I already know a lot about it. That means that I need to find things to do when we have nothing to do, which in this area usually means knocking doors. The only problem is that we've exhausted a lot of our good knocking spots already over the past 2 transfers so it's hard to find places to go, especially staying under the mile limit. I have definitely been praying a lot for comfort and strength and being able to find things to do, and somehow things work out. It's still definitely not easy, but at least it's possible.
That's pretty much it, hope that you all are having a good time! It's crazy that I turn 19 next week, and the week after that I hit 9 months as a missionary! Time flies by, even if the days seem long haha. Keep up the good work!