Another week gone by! We saw some pretty great miracles this week! Not to mention that it is 2014! Crazy stuff!
Monday was zone training meeting. We met with the zone and gave some trainings on setting baptismal dates and effective planning. It was a good meeting. After the meeting we had call-ins with the assistants and went finding.
Tuesday, since it was New Year’s Eve, we went to the Carruthers family for lunch and just a wholesome good time. There was some excellent food – jacket potatoes and what not. And we had fun. We went and taught Neil and Emma afterwards, Emma just got back from Thailand and it was good to see them both again. We went to bed at 10:30 as usual to celebrate the new year. Woo!
Wednesday we went finding again. We spoke with three girls from Zambia. They are Christian and were very open to have us come around, so we set a time for Sunday. The rest of the day we met lots of different people. We met a cool English guy named Neil who rode his motorcycle from Norwich to Bombay … he said it took him seven. Some people are crazy. He is now planning on driving a Range Rover from Finland to South Africa, so I am sure that will be exciting. He had some pretty far out stories to tell us haha.
Thursday we had an exchange with Elder Dominguez. He is from Spain and came up from London to be with Elder Cuche and I. We had a nice time. We taught a less active guy, asked him for a referral, and he said the people across the street were less active and hadn’t been visited in a long time. So we went by after his lesson, and they let us in. We taught them and gave them a blessing. We then asked them for a referral and they gave us their son's address and told us to go by. We did and he let us in and we taught him as well. The power of working with members and less actives! It was a cool thing to experience all in the matter of like two hours.
The weekend was a bit slow except for Sunday. We fasted and prayed for our investigators and for these African girls we wanted to teach, and when we went by for our appointment with them not only were the three girls there but the whole family was in the living room waiting for us, except the father who was working. All together there were six. The mother looked familiar and it turns out we stopped her like five weeks ago and she wanted us to come by, but her English was very, very poor and we couldn’t understand where she lived. But we taught a powerful lesson on the Restoration to the whole family plus some aunties. And now all six of them are investigating and they said their father would be as well.
I’m glad we could fast for them and teach them. They are very sincere and we are excited to teach them and unite this family in the gospel. It was a great way to start this year off. I’m grateful for the Restoration of the gospel, and I am glad I can share this unique message with people like the Simbi family.