Sunday, 31 March 2013

Bus stop, bus stop.....

Hey everyone!

This week has been a pretty good week. We haven't had as many teaches as we would have liked, but there are some of our investigators that we can't get a hold of, but we are still working hard.

So first off, Chanai. Her date has been moved back to the 30th of March, and to encourage her to read the Book of Mormon more, we have made a reading calendar for her, which we will give her tonight when we hopefully see her. She seems really excited though which is good. Just hope she is getting baptised for her and not just because it is what her family wants to do. Hopefully we are going to get Ishmael to perform the baptism, but he doesn't feel he is ready for that just yet, so I don't know who will be doing it.

Arthur and Christiana are doing well. Arthur enjoyed youth on tuesday and both were at church on sunday which was really good. Unfortunately though we have not been able to teach Christiana. We were supposed to teach her on thursday, but arthur didn't check with her if it was okay for us to come round so she wasn't in. Kids huh? haha! But as far as I know she is doing good. That is two weeks in a row now she has come to church and hopefully she has started to read too. We will try and see her this week though. Arthur is doing good though, he passed the sacrament for the first time yesterday which was great, him and Ishmael were doing it together which was great to see.

Best news of this week though, we have found a family! they are from Equador (I think thats how you spell it) there is a dad, mum and 3 kids (but the oldest who is 20ish lives in spain). How we found them is quite amazing. We were waiting for a bus and the mum walks past, Elder Castro goes to speak to her, but she says "I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish." She meant to say she doesn't speak english, but spanish slipped out instead, so Elder Castro starts speaking to her in Spainish and we get a return appointment for later that day (this was tuesday). So we went around, met the mum Katy, and two of the three kids Ana and Ishmael who are both youth age, so we managed to get them to young womens and young mens on tuesday night. Then we went by again on thursday and met the dad Fernando and we got to teach them properly on saturday and gave them copies of El Libro de Mormon (spanish Book of Mormon). It was interesting for me, being in a teach where for once, I was the foreign speaker and didn't know what was going on. But I did get to teach, as they understand basic english, and anything they didn't understand Elder Castro translated, and the were so excited to get the Book of Mormon, and they made it out to church on sunday too. Translating for them was a little hard, but luckily there are at least 3 members that can speak spanish in the ward so we had them all helping to translate for us. So that is our miracle of the week :)

Other then that there isn't much to tell for this week. We have spent a lot of time finding or trying to contact potentials.

So yeah, that has been my week.

Hope you are all doing well.

Love Elder Mitchell

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