I am terribly sorry that there was no update last week. I forgot to write it and when my time on the internet at the library had ended, it hit me that I failed to send one.
These last two weeks have been good Not too much out of the ordinary. Missionary work as usual, I reckon. Here are a few highlights for the week I failed to write you about:
Elder'Iongi and I went and followed up with a potential (investigator) we had. We were most of the way through teaching the first discussion with him when his mum came out, Bible loaded. After a bit of a conversation where we were inclined to--as President Langeland always put it--correct their false doctrine, I was able to get a commitment from both of them to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. We went and followed up this past Saturday, only to discover that they hadn't done it, and the mum had told her son she didn't want him to investigate our church.
We had our second visit with Maria. She is reading the Book of Mormon and praying. She didn't really feel like she's getting an answer yet, but will keep praying and reading.
This week was really good. We visited with Paul a couple of times, and shared a message with him about keeping positive. He recognizes the need to make prayer and scripture study a bigger part of his life. We are encouraging him to read from the Book of Mormon. He has nothing against it, bue he is afraid that his wife doesn't want him to read it. We have tea with them tonight. His wife's heart seems to be softening. She is from Boston, and is really happy that there is a missionary from America coming to visit.
We taught Maria about the Plan of Salvation yesterday (Sunday(. We first followed up about her reading and praying. She said that she is feeling something different in her life since she began studying the Book of Mormon. We also met her mum. She said she is completely supportive of her to learn about the church, and get baptized if she wants to. Apparently, her parents--Maria's grandparents--are members of the church. Maria didn't know that until she told us!
I hope everyone has a great week! Love you all!
The mission blog posted an article this week entitled "Flat Inspections and Interviews" and posted pictures of missionaries with the mission president and his wife. I noticed that the missionaries in Ross' zone, however, were taken in the church. Ross said that they got a call five minutes before expecting their arrival, for them to come to the church for their meetings. Ross was sort of disappointed because, "they had spent heaps of time cleaning their flat!" I'm thinking, that was probably a good thing!