Monday: We had dinner at a members home and had pork chops! Yummy! I've gained a little weight since I've been out. The members love to feed the missionaries :)
Tuesday: We had to take the car in so it could bee fixed. Funny how that landed on our car week. Anyway we had our district meeting and that was great, and then we went and tried to talk to less actives but nobody opened up. We also tried to stop by Kia and Lagina's and they didn't answer either. Then we went to dinner at a member's house. They told a lot of stories of their family when their kids were little... and all the kids were so embarrassed. It was really funny! We did manage to squeeze in our member motivational lesson though! Yay! Last time we were at this family's home for dinner, we had a hard time ending the conversation for a lesson and ended up staying 3 hours…with no lesson! But this time was better.
Wednesday: We went over to the Murphy's and had a picnic with Lisa as a farewell of sorts. She's moving back to Pennsylvania next week. We tried more less actives, but nobody opened. Then...WE HAD SPAGHETTI FOR THE FIRST TIME ON MY MISSION! It's a miracle that we have not had it yet. That's usually one of the go to meals for missionaries. Although, in Manhattan it's usually fajitas (which is awesome!) or pizza (which is slightly less awesome). After dinner we had a great lesson with Natasha about forsaking our family for Christ. Her family is still really upset that she's going to church. She said felt the spirit really strongly while talking with us. She told us that she knew the church was true and that God would never tell her to not be baptized, so it must be herself getting in the way of her answer to be baptized. YES!!!!!! We are following up with her this week to she how she's feeling about her baptism now. She will be baptized in August!! I can feel it!
Thursday: We had a great lesson with a less active family this week and we committed all of them to come to church, and they did! Yay!! We tried a lot of less actives again, only a couple opened up. Then we had dinner with a new young couple. They are hilarious and sort-of geeky! They love star wars... and I commented on their posters and their 'rebel symbol key holder' and they now love me!! T hey also served us "something that looks like what Yoda gave Luke on Degobah" Haha! It was a lentil curry sort of thing, super healthy and super yummy! We went home early that night so we could pack up and move up to the third floor. Yay!
Friday: So we moved today and we're all settled in to our new place. It doesn't smell like smoke any more! yay!! And we now have a light in the kitchen and in the bathroom, we also have drawers in the kitchen too! Leaps and bounds less ghetto then our last apartment!!
Saturday: We went and did a lot of service for a Methodist community event. It was a ton of fun!! Lots of people (and we weren't suppose to proselyte but we did get our name out there :) ) After that we went and had a great lesson with our new investigator kyashia. Then we had dinner with a great family….they made us fajitas! haha! Oh, one of our recent converts dog died this week, and so we took her a little stuffed dog, a card, and a cupcake to cheer her up. She called us afterwards and told us about how awful her day had been and how our gift totally made her feel better and how she needed something like that. Miracle!
Sunday: No investigators at church :( but we had a great lesson on eternal families and it really resonated with one of our recent converts. Stellar Sunday even though nobody came to church.
It was a great week as a missionary! I love this work!! I hope y'alls week was great too! love you!