Zoinks! This was a busy one.
We started teaching 2 new people this week:
We went tracting the other morning on this street we had decided on right after i was feeling really upset about our lack of people that actually progress when we teach them, and the very first door we knocked a nice older lady named Betty came out and let us teach her. She moved here a few months ago after her husband died and she's looking for a church. bingo. We're gonna see her again this week.
We got a media referral for a guy named Jon that we started teach. He grew up catholic but decided the catholic church didn't make sense and started reading the book of mormon. We taught him but the problem is he currently refuses to pray because he said he doesn't currently believe in God so he doesn't see a reason to pray. So after the lesson I'm feeling all frustrated and we're like what the heck and start driving home and im thinking there's gotta be someone else on this street and we spot this guy on his porch and park the car and roll over there and he's like "come on up guys! I love the book of mormon!" His name is Kevin and he's a magician and did magic tricks for us. He really likes the church and wants us to come back and teach him. Super tight!
April and Rod still cant meet and we havent been able to contact them
i'm not sure if that was thrilling to read. Sorry nobody jumped out in a leopard suit at me this week. should be careful what i wish for
This week was so busy but I can't really remember what else happened aside from an exchange and zone conference and easter and STUFF
We went "easter caroling" with this family that really likes to sing yesterday, the Tickals. Brother Tickal had me learn 'He is Risen" on his ukulele that he doesnt know how to play. I'm not sure why people marvel so much at people playing the ukulele. I almost hate playing it because it gets undeserved compliments. "wow you can play the "Uke"! Thats so cool how'd you learn?" Maybe im just being condescending and stupid but it is literally so easy to learn and doesn't really require skill. That probably ruined whatever amount of the spirit this letter held. On the other hand it was really enjoyable to go easter caroling to some families!
This morning we hiked part of the Appalachian trail, but only like 2 or 3 miles of it. I'll attach pix in another email
Easter has been so special despite the denial we received from people this week, as well as acceptance. Jesus Christ really did rise on the third day and we can find peace through him! I know that fosho
1. exchange wit Elder Richards
- Elder Poulsen