So this week was a bit of lows and highs. We were able to get a lot of work done in the first few days of the week and successfully launch the new Christmas initiative of Ilumina al Mundo (Light the World).
[Monday] So last P-Day we had a fun day of playing games at the church basically like Capture the Flag which was really fun. Then we were able to visit with a less active family and get to know them a little bit better. We then had dinner given to us cause the husband couldn't be home at the time and took it back to our apartment and ate it. Then it was about 8 and we decided to go do some contacting which didn't have any success in it.
Tuesday came a long and we went to go meet with some people which came to no success and have a lesson with one of our investigators, but he wasn't home. So we did our progress record and sent it out to the branch. Dinner at 5 back at our apartment and then we had a lesson with Antonio about how to prepare for baptism. That was one of the things he was worried about so we taught him how to prepare and how to keep our commitments. He seemed to take things out of it and we are hoping that our next lesson with him will be good too. We then taught our Platinum investigator Homero about Christ like Attributes. He really wants to improve his life and be more like Christ and that is what we are trying to help him with.
Wednesday came around and we didn't have our first lesson until 4. Wednesday is our day of service at a Idaho Youth Ranch. It's almost like a Deseret Industries and we were handling clothes...yay allergies. We got back from that had lunch, then 12 week cause I new, language study, then off we went to our lesson. At our lesson, we read the introduction to the Book of Mormon with our investigator and he seemed interested and he can't read on his own so we have to. We then finished and went to have dinner. Then we tried having a lesson with a Part Member Family, but they weren't home so we met with a member family and talked about the light the world initiative. We then had a great lesson with Cinthia (the daughter of Olga) and how she can recognize the spirit. We had a friend come with us named Rossalyn and is actually the sister of Homero which has been really great to have her help us with her brother any time we need it. We then had a nice opportunity to speak with a Less Active family about coming back to church. We basically kind of scared them into it. We told them basically that the time is now and we can't procrastinate our time here on Earth. The time we have is so little compared to eternity. That was a really good way to end our day.
Thursday was quite a different day. We only had one lesson actually fall through and that was with Homero. We taught him the Sermon on the Mount and how to apply these things in our lives. We had lunch with Olga and her family at one which was quite delicious if I may say so. We then had dinner with a family that we didn't know. They were in the branch just before the two of us and it was really great getting to know them and sharing a message with them about the gospel. They are a really nice family and fed us really well. We ended up staying there till like 8:30 or something like that cause when we initially arrived the food wasn't done yet. So it gave us time to talk with them and get to know them.
Friday came and the release of Light the World. We were able to get familiar with the website (http://www.mormon.org) and how to help members and non-members navigate it, but in English. So I now need to learn how to do it in Spanish. But after that we had a district meeting till about lunch and then we came back to have our comp study, 12 week, language, then we went out to do some contacting. To no success, no contacting made. Then we had dinner and tried to contact again, but then we had an appointment with a less active family and showed them the Light the World video, but it took us awhile to find it cause one we don't have tablets and two they were trying to search for it via the Xbox. But we found it and explained it to them and how it's supposed to be and what we can do on our behalf to be like the savior. We did the same thing with another member family, but this time showed it via a phone. This is when we wish we had tablets. We then tried showing the video to other families but nothing...again.
Saturday came around and we tried doing the same thing. Time to make contact with other people. Saturday we definitely got discouraged cause no one answered us. So we gave up and called it a little early. And I wasn't feeling all that great to begin with on Saturday so we called it a night.
Sunday morning rolled around. I woke up and wasn't feeling great at all. Couldn't keep anything down so we decided it was a day for me to rest. We went to sacrament meeting and then went home and rested. We canceled our dinner appointment for that night, but thankfully the branch members had the food for us and all we had to do was pick it up. I rested all day long and I could feel my body fighting whatever I have. I rested till about 8 or 9 Sunday night. Slept from 12-4:30 then from 6-9. While taking medicine and resting.
This morning I feel a lot better than I was yesterday and I'm thankful for my companion and being able to help me recover. Hopefully whatever I have leaves me so I can get back to work and help others come unto Christ. This will be interesting.