Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Three Amigos

Dear Mom:

We have really just been looking for investigators since I arrived.  We are teaching a Puerto Rican girl named Daina, but she hasn't been fulfilling her commitments of coming to church or reading the Book of Mormon, so we'll probably stop going over until she starts picking up the slack.  We are teaching a Honduran family as well that comes to church as long as their friend that's a member comes, but she works a lot of the time on Sunday, so they're really not considered to be progressing either.  It's hard to tell sometimes with hispanic people whether they are being geniune or not because virtually anyone that lets you in their house is going to act like they love everything you have to say to them, but a lot of the time it takes a lot to get them to actually read or come to church...  We found several people this week that have a lot of potential and seem very interested, so we'll be stopping by in the next few days to see how their own personal studies and prayers are going.  

The thing about missionary work is that we seriously are only here to invite the spirit to show how true, powerful and important the message that we have to share is and then it is up to the investigator to change their own life.  Sometimes it's a little bit hard to not own other people's problems and just tell them exactly EVERYTHING that they're going to do to change.  

Elder Lee split off from the companionship because another missionary, Elder Hernandez came back out a few days ago mid-transfer.  It's really exciting because both of us went home right around the same time as each other and now we'll both be back in the same mission for the next year!  I'm pretty sure that I'll be coming back home in February 2014, but it could end up being April because those are the two months closest to the 21st.  I still haven't heard any more details from President Barry, but I'll let you know when I do.  

We moved out of the apartment we were living in and back into the one I was in with Elders Johnson and McArthur!!  It's in a LOT better shape than it was a year and a half ago though haha.  Elder Winward and I bought this mold and mildew cleaner that burned holes in this cardboard box we were using to protect the carpet from being bleached.  Pretty intense, but it is starting to come together.  So now my address is 6200 Barnes Road Apt. S8 Jacksonville, FL 32216 - please let Charlotte know so that she can send letters there :)  We'll be moving again around the 1st of March when the lease is up.

I love you guys a lot!  Thank you so much for the herbal tea and buffalo cup.  You could say it was a "celestial" gift.  Haha You know me too well.  Hannah updated me on everything going on in her life.  It really sounds like things are coming back together for her!!  It was so good to hear such amazingly happy news from her :)

Love you,


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