This week has been a pretty darn good week!! Man, I love my district!!!
Anyway, let me tell you all about a few miracles that happened this week when on exchanges with the zone leaders.
Elder Smith (my old companion from my first 6 weeks in the states) and I were companions for exchanges in Lodi CA. As we were knocking doors we were able to witness many miracles that come from working hard and giving our best.
One door Elder Smith and I were able to knock on, when the person opened the door she said that she couldn't speak English very well but that she spoke Portuguese. Before I knew what happened I had introduced ourselves as missionaries and given a 30-second version of the restoration. It was awesome! She was very surprised as she was shutting the door and I started speaking Portuguese. We talked for a good 5min as Elder Smith just stood there kinda flabbergasted not understanding a word. We talked about her short life here in the states and all the trouble with life. She was taking care of her mother and her daughter's children and how life was just crazy at the moment. She said that if there were any missionaries that could speak Portuguese, that they could return in a few weeks. Man! I never thought that I would have to use my Portuguese stateside like that. (We'll see what happens, because there are no Portuguese speaking missionaries in this mission, and she is outside my area).
We had 3 investigators come to church this week!
The only investigator that we were able to work with this week was Don. He is really struggling right now. He really wants to drink and is suffering from some pain from a dislocated shoulder.
I love you all!! Please go forth and bring people unto Christ!!
Mama Karchner wanted me to take a picture of her.
|Exchanges with Elder Smith|