First of all, this week has been a bit more wet than the past few. The humidity has been up and we've had a couple of good thunderstorms while the water dumped out of the sky.
On Tuesday, we got to go to the Temple with most of the missionaries in our zone, which was super fun! Plus, our ride took us to Sweet Tomato afterwards, and that was great too.
All of our top investigators had us in some degree of panic mode on Wednesday. L dropped us, so we got to experience some "missionary whiplash" (as Sister Marsh, our mission president's wife says) and then our other top investigator, J, lost his beloved dog, Bailey, that same night. That was a rough day, but it is over and the week only got better from there.
On Thursday evening, Sister Marsh came up to our area to work with us for the night. We had dinner together and then went tracting, using a family history technique that Sister Marsh has been inventing since last July. It was really cool to see people open up about their ancestors and cultural heritage when we knocked on their doors instead of just telling us they aren't interested in talking religion.
Saturday night capped the week as several sets of us missionaries hosted a "What is the Book of Mormon? Fireside." Although none of our investigators came, a lot of our ward showed up and some investigators came from other wards who meet at our building. One of those investigators even brought a friend who was seriously impressed and asked to learn more after the speakers' portion of the event.
So, it has rained, and it has poured, but life goes on! I've loved recognizing small tender mercies this week, despite several hugely discouraging moments. Satan tries really hard to keep us from being happy, so this week, keep that in mind, and don't let him! I love y'all!
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Again, sorry for no pictures. Blogspot is not cooperating!
Pics: After tracting with Sister Marsh, at the Temple, and missionaries at Sweet tomato! Also, this morning, all the Sisters in the zone went to a Hindu Temple together, and it was a neat experience!