Hows life? Good I hope. Wow I can´t believe Lissy is entering the MTC next week. That came so fast. Well sounds like you all have had busy weeks, well those you that I hear from.
So this last week for me was a good one. We had zone conference and that was great. We talked a lot about how Christ is the good Shepard and how his sheep hear his voice and know him. Well it´s our job to help people hear his voice. They really just need to recognize it, since they´ve heard it before they came here. It is amazing to think about and see that the lord really is preparing these people to receive us and recognize us as his servants. For example, Thursday after zone conference, we had a lesson planned, but the member (555 aka a less active member that we are visiting) wasn´t home so we turned to go to the next appointment, as we were pretty close on time anyway and didn´t have much time to contact in the area we were in before heading to the next appointment. Well we walked by this cute little family I smiled and kept walking. I know.. horrible. Well I got to the end of the block the whole time thinking, what. you aren´t going to turn around and talk to those people? Angels are preparing people, don´t you have confidence in the council of your President and the Lord? Well knowing that I would not be able to sleep at night, and we know I like to sleep, I quickly turned around and we talked to them. Natalia is so wonderful. She accepted a baptismal date and everything, right there on the sidewalk. We have an appointment with them for tomorrow, so we are pretty excited to work with these people that the lord has guided us to.
We are also trying really hard to memorize all of the how to begin teaching points. It´s going well, Hermana Sperry used one in a contact the other day and it was great. So we are really trying to improve in that area, so people know right from the beginning why we are talking to them and how this will bless their life. Preach my Gospel is so great, everything you ever need to know is in there. We have decided that we have this slightly awkward pause after saying hi to someone, so we are focusing on ways to make them feel comfortable and WANT to talk to us. So that´s our challenge for the week. They will want to talk to us. OH and funny story so the other day Hermana Sperry had this goal to ask everyone we talked to to be baptized. Well she had forgot once and felt kinda bad, so the next person she was determined to do it. Well we saw this nice man standing on the corner of the street and we said hi. Well Hermana Sperry started in on her contact, which was really great by the way, but this guy had NO interest. In fact he kept saying it, we kept talking anyway, he doesn´t really know what he´s saying no to. Well it was clear that he didn´t want to learn any more, but Hermana Sperry had her goal, and she invited him anyway, and he said......no. I know very anti climatic. It was really funny though. Afterward we were talking about it and she said that she thought well this guy going to say no, but what have I got to loose.
Oh and then there was this other day we were walking at twilight, and all of the sudden we heard a motorcycle then we heard this really weird laughter. It was like this maniacal joker cackle. He did it all the way up the street and then turned the corner. It was so weird. Hermana Sperry turned to me and asked ¨did that really just happen¨ It was rather entertaining and then we just felt like we were in this weird episode of the twilight zone. Oh good times on the mission, you just never know what kind of craziness you´ll see next. It´s always an adventure here in Argentina.
Well I think I´ve rambled on enough this week. I hope you all enjoyed this abnormally long letter. My companion is writing a lot to her family, so I had a little more time than usual to remember a few stories for you all. Well I´m sure I´ll have all the details for Christmas call next week.
Love you lots