Friday, August 14, 2015
Taylor - August 11, 2015
So there was only Zone Training this week Zone conference will be on the 18th! Zone Training was pretty good, they talked a lot about promising specific blessings. Basically our goal is to focus on desires and instead of being general and saying "you will be blessed" or "you will feel peace and happiness in your life" even though those things are true we need to make sure they are specific so they have a reason to change, so they have that real desire. It was really good, I learned a lot from it!
My life (attempting)😉 to be a leader is going good. I definitely have so much to learn though, but I'm doing my best! Yes it's definitely hot and humid, but more or less I'm pretty used to it. Exercise is going good, though Elder Willhite doesn't like to run, haha but we work out pretty hard so that's good, plus we have a bowflex machine in our house which is nice!
So this week we got more members out with us which helped us out a lot and creating friends/fellow-shippers for our investigators! One of our investigators is going to be out of town until the 16th, but she has already read the first 6 chapters of first Nephi! Her favorite part was 1 Nephi 3:7, she said it really hit her which was super cool! Cindy and Danyo and the other investigators had some event that they had been planning for a while so they couldn't make it to church but the Noche de Hogar(FHE) with them went really well. The issue with Cinday and Danyo is that they aren't married so we will have to work that out. The ward has really friend-shipped them so with some work everything should be good. We also really did our best trying to find those who were ready to receive us. We found a couple cool milagros (contacting someone we had knocked into earlier) that had met the missionaries before but they were teaching her brother and not her. She wasn't able to make it to church but we have a return cita for Tuesday.
For a lot of the week though we weren't having too much success. We picked a few spots out and prayed about them during comp study which was one of our goals to improve on. So we went over how we could improve and came up with some good ideas, like changing the door approach, being more personable, just basically have finding people be our focus. Also like you guys have mentioned, just following the spirit and relying on the lord, and praying specifically for those who are ready to make that step of baptism!
I'm loving this work, there's so much to learn and improve on but that is one of the big reasons I'm out here! I love the Latin people and I definitely have a soft spot for them in my heart! The ward is super boss and missionary minded. We just have to fire them up to look for missionary opportunities for themselves instead of just feeding the missionaries, haha jk. I love gaining weight eating rice and beans! Anyways love you guys! Thanks for everything!
P.S. maybe pics next week ;) sorry mom