Sounds like it was a stressful week for everyone! This week was particularly difficult for me. Everything seemed to not go as planned or hoped for. But that is missionary life I guess. Monday was pretty good, we played "Headbandz" with the Bishop's kids and it brought back lots of memories! Dinner that night was at the Greenwalds. You could cut the Spirit with a knife (not that you ever would). And guess what....THEY CAME TO CHURCH AFTER 3 YEARS OF INACTIVITY! It was so exciting to see them there. That was probably the highlight of the week. We are seeing them tonight for dinner.
Tuesday was frustrating. Everyone except Powell was late to District meeting so there was no spirit for half the meeting. We further visited several less-actives and went over the baptismal interview questions with the, to see if they had any testimony left. One particular couple said they don't believe in the Book of Mormon of the Restoration because an angel or God has not appeared to them to tell them. There are so many things wrong with that conclusion. One, they would shrink in the presence of God. Two, the scriptures say that an angel would only appear to call you to repentance. Three, they both admitted they received testimonies of the Savior and the Bible through the Holy Ghost. And four...their just dumb hahaha. I get so fed up with some people. They refuse to even pray to know if something is true fearing that they may actually get an answer they don't want.
Wednesday we spent about 2 hours doing service which I have missed! We went to Habitat for Humanity and moved things to the basement. Got some free ties out of it! Afterwards we taught the "Stop-Smoking Program" to 2 potential investigators Mario and Marcella. Marcella is the one that needed help to stop smoking. She gave up an hour into it without even getting the supplies. She doesn't really have a desire, her health is just failing. Dinner that night was with the Winters! MOOSE STEAK AND MOOSE HAMBURGER CASSEROLE! Wow it was so good. It has a different taste from all other meat I've tried. It's really lean (like no fat) but is tender and flavorful. So good. We watched, "Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration" which brought everyone to tears. Hope to teach them more frequently.
Friday I got Elder Braden back (Thursday was uneventful)! Spent most of the day driving. Did a baptismal interview, drove to Worland, then to Cody and dropped off Elder Swisher (who I had been with). We interviewed the Elder with a skateboard and his companion. Hope he sends it home. It's sad that it takes someone to explain to a missionary that his skateboard might be a distraction. But anyway, dinner that night was at the Davis' who are doing awesome. We had a cool event that evening while walking. There was a man in his 30's outside pulling weeds wiht his three daughters. We asked to help and he accepted. So in shirt and tie we pulled this guys weeds and he ended up telling us his life story! The next day we found a huge squash, carrots, onions, and a letter that said "To the gentleman who assisted me in pulling my weeds. May God bless you on your journey." Or something to that effect. Awesome!
Saturday was dumb. , I renewed my covenants! It was sweet :) And we had 5 non-members at church and 8 less-actives! So that was really nice. We spent the evening tracting. Found 2 potentials and the rest were really mean lol.
Have a great week everyone! Love you!