Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Billion Cats (Week #75)

It's reaaaally hot. We walk everywhere so we can meet the 4 people that are crazy enough to be outside with us. Haha!

Church attendance was at 10 this week... turns out people avoid testimony meeting because with so few people, they have to give their testimony.

So we found out this week that everyone should be going to Portland and not where we're at...they need special permission to go to Sinton. So anyone who moves in or is baptized gets moved over to the Portland Ward. Some new family moved in and showed up asking where they were supposed to go and they got told they need to go to Portland even though they live in Sinton....yeah Portland isn't in our zone it's in the Corpus zone.
The group leader is Brother J. He's a cool old surfer dude from Cali. Good guy.

What are the main things that happened on the following days?:
• Monday - 
We visited the H family. They're a really cool big family that go to Portland. We ate with them and shared a lesson with them.
• Tuesday - We had MLC. Some really good stuff. Pretty much no one reached their baptism goal as a zone, so he talked about changing what doesn't work. He likes to use Powerpoint so he has some cool thoughts up there.
• Wednesday - We've been teaching this guy named E. He's on parole for 4 more months, but he loves us going by. So we went by and explained about the Bible and Christ's Church and how they support each other.
• Thursday - We had a zone meeting. We pretty much run those and we talked all about diligence and getting stuff done. 
• Friday - Met a kid named A. He apparently has a huge family and a billion cats (his neighbor says 17, sounds like a billion to me) but he was really interested in learning and was really nice.
• Saturday - One of those days where you try to talk to everyone and no one is home and doesn't wanna talk. Super tough day. But a good one.
• Sunday - We had 10 people at church...kinda anticlimactic..

What has been your biggest challenge this week?
Talking to people. It seems like we spend a long time trying to get people to talk to us, but no one's home. 

What has been your biggest concern?

Well it's discouraging to think that no matter who we get to come to Sinton, they end up going to Portland anyways...doesn't seem to have much of a purpose if the kingdom can't grow here...

What has been your biggest success?

We've been really fired up to change things since MLC. So I'm excited to see what kind of changes we can make.

Who has been your favorite person this week? Why?

We found a less active named S. He's this funny guy who looooooves to preach. So we read a few scriptures with him and he goes off for like 20 minutes in some sermon where he's up throwing his hands around and stuff. It's hilarious. We just kinda watch him go.

What has been your most significant tender mercy?

Well I found out Elder E chose to go home this last Friday...He didn't do anything wrong, he just decided it wasn't for him...And it was really tough for me. Felt like a failure as his trainer..I was pretty much awake all night. And I said a prayer and asked what I could have changed and done better. I'd never felt that "hug from God" thing before, but I felt it then and I knew it was going to be ok.

What are you looking forward to this coming week?

Well we have to sing at a funeral in a few hours so that should be fun....

Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?

Ether 12;6. That chapter has some great stuff. 

How has your testimony grown this week?
I've seen that God really answers prayers. He knows us and he wants us to be happy. I'm really happy to be here.

Do we still have Grandpa's old guitar? Stone's been teaching me..

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