Wow!! We have had such an awesome week!
We've had to drop several people who either weren't interested, weren't progressing, or hid inside of their houses as soon as they saw us (that was pretty funny) but we are finding a lot of new potential investigators so the work is really going well.
Last Tuesday we headed out to try to visit a few people and then to do a lot of finding. Our first appointment fell through, so we went to try to contact the second person. On our way there, we passed by the house of someone we met over a month ago and briefly spoke to. We've been trying to contact him for the last month but haven't been able to make contact with him until last Tuesday. We ended up teaching him, James, as well as his friend, Romel, a whole lesson. It was awesome! Both seem really interested and James especially kept bringing stuff up that he already believes in that is part of the gospel. We haven't been able to teach them since then yet, but hopefully we'll be able to teach them again this week. :)
After teaching them, we went to find some more people. We were just walking and talking about something really random, when the lady who had been walking in front of us for awhile suddenly turned around and gave us the biggest smile. "Are you Mormons?" she asked. We both smiled and replied that we were. She was all, "That's nice," and then turned around to walk away. Obviously, we couldn't let her go so we started talking to her some more and discovered that she was taught by Elders over 30 years ago. She invited us over to her house which is insanely nice by the way... it has air-con!! We talked to her, Sister Puri, for quite awhile as well as her daughter Wendy, who is married and has two adorable little boys. Wendy is a golden investigator! She had so many really good, deep questions for us and is super interested in our church. We can't wait to teach her again! We had another really good lesson with Sister Puri last Friday and will be teaching her again this week as well. :) That whole day was just a testament to the two of us that if we go out and place our faith in God, He will help us find those people He has prepared for us to teach.
So... funny story... on Friday Sister Jones and I were taking a short break (we're getting so tan from all of the sunlight we've been getting because we walk everywhere now) and eating some bananas in a small store on the side of the rode. So we're talking to the owner and her co-worker and doing some "how to begin teaching" with them when all of the sudden I look over on the other side of the road and there is this obviously gay guy looking over at the two of us. He gets the biggest grin on his face, holds up something in his hand, pops his foot and yells, "Promo!" We both start giggling and then he comes over to us and begins to try to sell us laundry detergent. :) About five others join him, all "baklas," and they're trying so hard to speak in English, and doing really well I might add, and it was just super funny and you would've had to be there to understand. They're in the middle of their spiel when they stop, and one of them looks at Sis. Jones and says, "You know... you look just like Miss Adele!" We both start laughing and all of the other guys there are nodding there heads and then all of the sudden, this guy starts singing "Someone Like You" at the top of his lungs. We were both dying of laughter and then awhile later they inform me that I look like Avril Lavigne... You can imagine my face at this point. The whole experience was ridiculously funny and yeah... we totally bought the laundry detergent. It was worth it for the entertainment. :)
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Until next P-day!
Love, Sister Dickison