This week has been ridiculous! I've grown so much! I continue to love Galveston more and more. Though there are challenges, it is always worth it. For example, last night, we went walking and had one lesson. The whole night. It was a rough night, but the important thing is that we were kind to all that we talked to. We are continuing to strive to be more like Christ. That is our goal in life, to become more Christ-like.
We had exchanges this week. Elder Rockhill stayed in Galveston and worked with ZL Elder Hudson, who had to give baptismal interviews to a couple people! I went to a town called Kemah, where I worked with Elder Post. He's only been out a transfer longer than me. He was awesome! I learned a lot about how to speak up and just show energy!
He also encouraged me to talk to Elder Rockhill about what I needed to to let me speak up. I needed that because once again, we skipped comp inventory. But I said what needed to be said, and he thanked me, and promised to try to help me more. I love Elder Rockhill, and we are still trying to work together!
One really cool experience while exchanging: we talked to a guy who didn't believe in God. I, being dumb, listened a little harder than I should have, and felt the Spirit slip away. I prayed for it to return as I knew it could, and the Lord answered. The song Danny Boy as sung by Vocal Point came on in the car. By the third verse, I was choking back tears. I know that my Father in Heaven is there and loves me!
Funny story #1 there's a little girl who is the daughter of an investigator we were teaching who was dancing in the background to What Does The Fox Say. I could barely contain the laughter. Little Hispanic girls are the cutest things! Funny story #2, Hermano Idiaquez (this same investigators step dad, and our branch elder's quorum president) asked Elder Rockhill if when a pregnant woman is baptized, does the baby get baptized as well? Pretty dumb question, right? Then, this morning, we went to teach Ivonne, this investigator, and she wasn't there. We called her, and she was in la clinica; she said she was sick. Then, my all-but-intelligent comp asked her if she'd be sick all day. She said no! It all made sense... she was pregnan!!! We called to confirm, and her step dad told us she wasn't, but man did we laugh about it.
I got a baptism! It was the old heart attack lady :) I performed the ordinance. It was a wonderful and spiritual experience! I love this gospel, purely want to help people right now! I love you all, and with you the best,
First is our Zone Idol stage with 2 of 3 judges on the right. The second is a restaurant on Seawall that we get free food at because the owners are lds. From left to right is Elders Stoker, Johnson, and Rockhill.
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