It's been a solid week, being in a threesome of missionaries. Fun to
watch them change and get more excited. One said "All we've been doing
is street contacting allll day, but it's so much fun! I don't get
it!?" Raise vision, get in the game! We talked to SOOO many people.
hundreds a day. And with two areas worth of investigators, we had lots
of teaching opportunties. That gave us lots of chances to evaluate
using "SAIL" from zone training. I also started what I call "stop
biker proselyting." It's been raised to about 75% effective. If you
yell and wave loud enough you can get most bikers to skid to a stop
and see what the crazy white guy wants. YES.
Open your mouth. Be happy.
Also the other elders got locked out of their dressing room. So, we
went at it with a stack of old credit cards. SUCCESS. I'm currently 3
for 3 with lock picking here.
One day we had 4 sit down lessons with people. Super cool to see them
get progressively better as we evaluated after each one and tried to
improve. Better questions, better listening, better teaching. These
people deserve the BEST chance to accept the message. We have a huge
burden to be excellent teachers. ahhhhhh.
Daniel. We had two of the best lessons ever with him this week.
Previously he's been pretty doubtful about everything, a little
controversial, and a little hard to teach. But in an incredible
spiritual lesson, we saw him soften. As we read from enos together
about pouring your soul out to God, he really connected. Then on
sunday at church we watched the restoration and rather than criticing
the video, he commented on how much more he wanted to read the Book of
Mormon now. Joseph's quest for truth really touched him. Super cool to
see how his heart is softening. Two weeks ago, prayer was almost
impossible for him, now he's prayed every night for the past few days.
He is being changed, little by little.
I'm SO grateful for his mormon friend who got him started on this path....
Transfer calls. I'm staying. My new companion is australian, and from
my MTC district! Elder Fulthorp! WHHOOO!
Love you all!
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