We spend the morning cleaning on P Day and then we write letters and it explodes.
look at how beautiful!
P-Day letter writing
Look at how beautiful the city is. This was taken on our unsuccessful day up in Northgate.
Sister McBride, Seka, Michelle, Katie, and me. They come out with us sometimes. All returned missionaries.
More P Day activities.
We made guacamole and the little ball thing got cut in half. it was funny. I think things are somehow a lot funnier on the mission.
I made fudge filled squares for District Meeting and our investigators on P Day. Not as good as Cookie Chronicles, I know. But I'm pretty sure they tasted a lot better.
We had lots of Samoan chases this week--meaning when we saw a Samoan driving we pretty much follow them to try to see where they live. Some of our chases are successful. Sometimes we lose them. And sometimes we follow them to work. haha.
I lost my planner last Monday and . I couldn't find it anywhere. Apparently, I had left it at the grocery store. Luckily someone had turned it in. I was so grateful I was ready to cry.
We also met Antonio. Oh my. He was such a miracle. So prepared by God. We had just finished at an apartment and the next one had two pretty scary, large black men who had been swearing and were listening to loud music. We were pretty scared of them. Anyway, we decided to skip that apartment and the few that were next to it. We were walking up these stairs when we see Antonio inside an apartment with the door open. As soon as we passed him we both just said: Oh. We knew we needed to talk to him. We were about ready to turn around when he was at the door and started talking to us. He came to us! He's in his twenties. He was asking us where our church was and questions about what we believe. He had a friend that came up as well. We handed Antonio a Book of Mormon and were telling him about it. His friend said he wasn't interested, but Antonio said he was. I was so impressed by him. That took a lot of courage. His friend walked away but we kept talking to Antonio. We bore our testimony about the Book of Mormon and told him that if he would read and pray about it he, too, could know if it was the word of God. We invited him to read 3 Nephi 11 and we read the last two paragraphs of the Introduction with him. He was so excited to read the Book of Mormon. I've never spoken to someone who was that interested and excited about learning more. It was so neat! And guess what?! I extended the baptismal commitment. I was pretty nervous because this is pretty much my first time. And he said he would be baptized when he comes to know these things are true! I was so happy! I forgot to put him on date. I was just so shocked that he had said yes. Luckily Sister McBride put him on date. He was so great. I'm so sad he's not Samoan! i want to teach him so bad. But he gave us all of his information to refer to other elders and he asked us to tell them to come in the next few days. He's Christian but hadn't been to church since he was eight or nine and he's been feeling lately like he should start coming back to church. He said he was so happy he spoke to us and when we told him he got to keep the Book of Mormon he was so happy and said he was going to read it that night. I can't even explain to you how amazing that was. The rest of that night i was just giddy. I wanted to cry. God really had prepared Antonio for us to meet him. He's so ready for the gospel. I LOVE it! So much joy! It felt so good. The spirit was strong and he was just so excited about our message. Now we just have to go find our "Samoan Antonio," yeah?