I really want you all to know that I love you. I think about you and
your needs, and I felt God's love for each of you! This week I have a
few updates, I am going to try and send at least one thing that I did
each day of the week! We will see how this goes...
We went to a member's for lunch this day and got to talk with her
less-active son for a while as he drove us home. He really opened up
to us and we're slowly but surely working on them. In the night we
visited a less-active family with a member. This family is super nice,
super knowledgeable about the gospel, but for some reason or another
doesn't come to church. So we started the lesson SUPER well, good
questions, good participation from them, but then our member went off
for about 20 minutes chastising them and pontificating, and the
less-active family completely closed up. It was so hard to recover
from that but we saw a tiny bit of them open up to us after. Next
time, we'll make sure not to bring that particular member hahaha(;
So after district meeting the Relief Society President took us out to
lunch to this AWESOME place called Mitsuwa. It's a completely Japanese
store with a food court. It also has a bookstore/gift shop type of
place. Everything is in Japanese, everyone speaks Japanese (and a
little English), and you walk in and feel like you're in a whole
different world. It was actually the coolest thing ever. We also ate
at Obispo's for dinner and we had alphabet soup (I found out
Hispanics REALLY like alphabet soup).
After weekly planning we taught an English class and had MCM. It was a
pretty packed day with all of those squished together.
So we had surprise service this day. The Zone Leaders called us after
language study and said "Do you have any plans?" And told us the
address where they were at. Apparently some non-members called the
mission office and asked some help to move. So we went over and this
house had been abandoned and was filled with so much junk. They had a
giant dumpster and we were chucking so much stuff. We threw out some
bookshelves and entertainment centers, and to "make room" we threw
them in the dumpster and armed each missionary with a hatchet or
hammer and smashed it to bits. We indeed "[were] edified and
rejoice[d] together" (D&C 50:22).
We went to a members house for lunch (who as well gave us alphabet
soup and tortillas) and their cousin was there again. So we taught
him. Again. He is an interesting man and he always listens, but he
isn't really accepting our commitments so we have to figure out how to
get him to want the gospel blessing in his life. But, we move on. For
dinner we ate at a less actives house....and of course they were
eating pizza, wings, and chicken bacon ranch sandwiches. Haha
After church we ate at a members home, and I think they gave us
spaghetti just like grandma's recipe! It was delicious to say the
least. And on Sunday's we have DLCs (District Leader Council) where
the zone leaders train us....so it was a busy day.
Those are just a few of the basics of my week! I hope it was some what
I love you all and hope that you have the best week!
SKYPING FOR MOTHERS DAY:
Probably after 12:30 Chicago time, and before 6 Chicago time....sorry
I wish I could tell you a more exact schedule but I can't!
Con mucho amor,
1319 Butterfield Rd Suite 522
Downers Grove, IL 60515