I've been making a lot of crepes this week for breakfast. This morning I made a huge one! Here's a picture!
On Monday last week we were waiting outside the library before it opened (so we could email), and a guy came up and started talking to us. His name is Ben, and he said he's been on his own "spiritual journey" recently, so he'd be willing to meet with us. We met him the next day with a member named DJ at the church building and taught him lesson one. He's 25 and single, so he'll be a referral for the singles' ward if he chooses to continue learning. But we had a good first lesson with him (Elder Tavares' first first lesson with an investigator). After the lesson, we asked him if he had any questions for us. He said, "Well, you guys are kind of young. Is there someone older I can talk to?" -____- Yeah. Talk to DJ. So he's kind of a unique guy.
We had a great visit with Brandon again. We brought a ward missionary to his house and he gave us lunch! He's facing a lot of trials in his life. But luckily we told him that trials would come because of his decision to come back to church. We told him to just trust in the Lord and keep pushing through them! And he's been doing awesome!!! He's had a LOT of trials come up recently, but he's been going strong. We gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon, and he's been reading it regularly. He says he really enjoys it! He even came to church on Sunday! That was AWESOME! A miracle for sure. He loved it. My favorite part of that sacrament meeting was the musical number sung by a 12-year-old girl about growing up with the gospel and it being a blessing (I can't remember what the name of the song was). But the girl looked just like Brandon's daughter Amara, who is eight. I think it really touched him as well, and he definitely wants those blessings for his daughter. He's been doing great.
We gave some service this week at ARC, the thrift store I used to volunteer at when I was here before. It was pretty great! We also helped Chris pack up some more stuff for his move into the ward. The house still isn't finished though, so the move was postponed again! It should happen this week though.
On Saturday during our companionship study, we got a call from the zone leaders. They asked, "Did anyone talk to you about getting a car?" No.... "Oh, well you're getting a car!" One of the Elders I came out with, Elder Zerilli, went home a couple of weeks early to get sealed to his family. His companion was placed with a couple of other Elders for the remainder of the transfer, and we got his car! So we'll have it for the rest of the transfer. That's a huge blessing! It makes the work move along a lot faster. We have to make more detailed plans, though, because yesterday we planned what would have been a full day on bikes, but blew through it in an hour or two. Then we were just sitting there like, "What now?..." So we definitely need to get used to planning with a car!
This morning we drove past Columbine High School and decided to visit the Memorial in a nearby park. It was awesome. There's definitely a spirit of reverence there.
|The Wall of Consolation|
So, the work is moving forward! We have a car now, and that should help things move along! Thanks again for all of the letters and the love that you send! I appreciate it all! I know this is the Lord's work, and this is His Church! Be excellent to each other!