Kia ora Whanua!
TRANSFERS ARE THIS WEEK!!! So not keen. This transfer has been going by so quick, its crazy.
SO here is a the funny story of the week.. This week Elder G and I decided that we would Do a "Car Fast" and walk and just talk to people, knock on some doors. So we come up to this house, and this old lady answered, but she was on the phone. She says to the person on the phone "I’ll call you back, I need to straighten these Mormons out" So we prepare for WAR! She ends up being the nicest lady ever, and what she was straightening out was why we hadn’t come by earlier to see her! She takes great interest in us. She turns to Elder G and asks how old he is. He says 18. And she is like 'WHOA NO WAY. YOU LOOK SO MUCH OLDER THEN THAT, I WOULD HAVE NEVER GUESSED". So I am thinking oh gosh... i wont tell her my age. She asks me and i say 20. And she goes.. " Oh... are you sure? " I would have thought you were younger then him.. WHAT!?!?!? DO YOU NOT SEE THESE GREY SPOTS OF WISDOM ON MY HEAD? So basically Elder G has been Elder Grandpa for the week.
This week has been pretty busy. We had a two day exchange with the Zone leaders. That was a ton of fun. We had a cyclone come through. It’s like a heavy rain wind storm. It was actually a miracle because we didn’t have water that day…so we were able to take all natural showers. hah jokes.
The other day while Elder G. and I were walking down the street and we get a feeling to just tract this street. Something that is fun. when your in the mood for it. So we decide to follow the prompting…and knock some doors! Doors get slammed.. Outside voices are being used inside..WE get a tad discouraged. As we are walking away. Elder G. says, Hey one more? It was this old house, but we go for it. He gets nervous and is like .. “uhh you get it.” So I knock and this lady answers and. SHE IS A INACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CHURCH!! She was overwhelmed with work, and had just pulled out the Book of Mormon when we knocked! NO ACCIDENTS!!
The end of the transfer is upon us so we have been trying our best to get this area at its peak, in case one of us move. We told the branch president that we might be being shifted [Shannon here: Branch President = Leader of a very small LDS congregation.] and he says "I’ll talk to president Rudd and see if we can keep you two.” It honestly brought tears. We never realize how much we can impact a person’s life while working! This area was said to be dead, but when the Lord touches it, it becomes alive and is better then Ever!!
We were talking to this investigator the other day. He loves smoking…but he knows it’s bad for him. We were talking to him and we kept asking him why he does it? And all he could say was because it makes him feel good? We promised him that we can provide something that will make you feel 10 times better, and won’t harm you! And all he was saying was GIVE ME THAT! We are seeing him today so I hope and pray it comes into his heart. This message we share isn’t just basic.. it’s life changing. So it needs to be treated as such!
I cant wait to see what the Lord provides for us this week!!