Monday, December 30, 2013

December 30, 2013

Skype was definitely the highlight of my Christmas! It was great talking to you guys and catching up! Now we just got to wait until May to do it again! Haha crazy to think I only have one more Christmas call left ALREADY. This is going by too fast. I don't want it to go away!

For this week, I have an awesome story! So from Christmas until yesterday, not a lot had happened. A member in my ward got hit and was in an accident, but other than his car, he was fine. He's just been resting for some time, so we went over there a lot and talked with him. We also talked to members a lot. But just barely yesterday, as we were at church, some new people walked in we hadn't seen before. Naturally, me and my companion went to go talk to them. The mom greeted us and told us she finally got work off of Sundays so she could come back to church, and she is actually still a very faithful member, but get this!!! She has a niece that lives with her now, and she is 17, and her name is Estephanie. She wanted to come to church because she is very interested, so we met her at church and asked if we could go over and teach her lessons. She accepted and so we went over after church, and we had a little trouble finding the house, but my companion just had a feeling it was this one isolated house. We stayed outside that house for about 15 minutes when the Sister finally opened the door and let us in. After that we taught Estephanie her first lesson and she really enjoyed it. She most definitely wants to learn more so we have time set up to go back on Wednesday at 2. We asked her before she left if she'd be willing to get baptized, which is crazy to do after the first lesson, but she said as she learns more she definitely would want to if she felt it was right!!! It just amazes me how the Lord prepares people to receive His gospel. Absolutely amazing! :)

Oh and another thing, we got water one day. We hooked up about 20 hoses together and strung it from the fire department water source to our house. It was still a lot of work, but we filled up all of our buckets! That was two days ago. Our buckets are basically empty again. :( But hey, you got to work to relax right? Still haven't actually had any water come out of the taps in our house for 3 weeks still though. But hey, that house I told you we were looking at a while back? The Office Elders went and checked it out and told us it is likely we could be moving to that house in two weeks. Best part?? IT ALWAYS HAS WATER. We'll see how that goes! Oh and next week we are going on splits so I will be sleeping in another missionary home for a day and do work in their area so we'll see how that goes! 

Anyways, I love you guys, glad to see you are all having a good break! Remember to read your scriptures! They really are a blessing and teach you a lot! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU ALL!

Elder Weiss