This week was super good. It was a long week because we had Proselyting Monday because Labor Day was yesterday. But it was a good week still. Last Tuesday after emails we went out to a pier by the beach. We aren't allowed to touch the sand but we can still go out on piers. Which is a little weird, but I'm not complaining.
Lots of work to be done in our area because of the lack of investigators we have. Our recent-convert Ruth had a friend that we were teaching but she left to go back to Brazil because of family problems. So we're doing lots of finding right now. This Friday we had a District Blitz where the whole district comes together and knocks in one area all of us at the same time to find investigators for a specific companionship. It was pouring when we went.
Sunday we had our Branch break the fast which is always the best thing in the world, cause you know, food. So good. And yesterday we had a branch bbq where we got to go eat, play some soccer in the rain, and really just strengthen our relationship with our recent converts and members. So much fun playing soccer in the rain. But, that's about it for this week. I've been reading a lot of church history lately in the book I found at the church. And one thing that's really amazed me is that people let dumb little things get in the way of true testimony. For example, a few people decided to leave the church because their missions weren't successful in their eyes. Others left because their horse died on the way to Zion. Another because Joseph Smith accidentally spelled his named wrong. Simple little things that get in the way of not truly applying the gospel into their lives. You can see that in Laman and Lemuel as well. They saw an angel, they heard the voice of God, but didn't apply it in their lives and fell away. Sometimes this happens with investigators as well. We leave feeling the Spirit so strong, but the investigator doesn't apply themselves and doesn't' act. It's so sad. Anyways, done with my rant. I'll keep doing my best to take pictures and keep sending em! Love you all!
My District at Shake Shack