So for the week roundup. How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Awesome? Still full? We are! We've been eating so much really good food lately. fortunately, I don't struggle too much with working out in the mornings.
Wanna hear something sad but kinda funny? , we had our district meeting that Elder Sharp had actually planned out pretty well. We get there, and ALL four of the sister missionaries were sick. Two of them with flu like symptoms, and the other two with whatever. Elder Sharp and I are rejoicing that we haven't gotten sick yet :) Immune system of steel!
, we went to go visit a new investigator whose neighbors are inactive members. He wasn't home, but his neighbors were, and they were out on their front porch, which has a roof over it, and they were burning these cardboard crates to smoke away the mosquitoes, We talked for 5 minutes, and smelled like a campfire for the rest of the night. We ate at Whataburger, which was delicious, but a horrible choice haha. I remember eating at Whataburger in San Antonio when Dan graduated from baisic training. Kinda a funny coincidence.
Thanksgiving started out so hot! Probably about 80 degrees. Dang. Then it got a little breezy and cooled off. It's been nice and chilly and foggy/cloudy since. We ended up only eating with two different people. One of them was the Campo family. That was great! So much good food; most of it being American :D Then, we ate at night time with Marc. He cooks incredibly. It's ridiculous.
That same day, we had a great lesson with our investigator Marcos. He struggles with a drinking problem. We had a good Atonement lesson with him. Our recent convert, Alfredo, helped us teach. Ho-ly cow! Alfredo teaches better than Elder Sharp! Haha. He understands doctrine that quite frankly, baffles me how smart he is! He explained accurate, true doctrine in the lesson, and kind of left Elder Sharp and I with mouths agape. Stud!
We're trying to work a lot with the zone by helping them be excited for the work. As for the key indicators (the numbers we receive from each area which indicates the success their having), our district is the only one out of the three in the zone that is consistently decent. We know people are just too complacent, so we're trying to help them realize their purpose. Here's hoping for results!
Funny story for the week: Marc gave us a styrofoam box with some kind of food to open in the apartment. We were expecting pie or some kind of junk food. As we joked around, we got silent as it sat on the counter, Elder Sharp opening it. When we saw that they were chicken salad filled croissants, we both gasped simultaneously. We looked at each other in shock of the good fortune. Then we busted up laughing.
I got to teach for the third hour yesterday for fifth . It was a cool experience! We watched a 20 minute video of the Restoration, then I had people split up into groups and discuss the question "How has this experience changed your life?" After getting the groups' answers, I asked them how they could share the blessings with others. Really spiritual hour.
I'll be working hard this transfer with my new companion. Pray for him :) I love you all. May December treat you all well!