Sorry that this week's email is a day late. Yesterday the Queenslanders celebrated the Queen's birthday, so it was a public holiday and everyone got another day off of work. So for us it was a working day.
This was a rather hard week for Elder Bly and I. We were unable to get into contact with any of our investigators this week. It was really frustrating! So what do you do when you don't have anybody to teach? Look for new people! And search we did. All week. We had a bit of success on Monday and Tuesday, but we didn't have any luck the rest of the week, until Saturday. I think that the Lord decided to humble Elder Bly and I this week.
Towards the end of the week I was feeling a bit stressed, and slightly discouraged. Fortunately the Lord decided to bless us on Sunday evening with a miracle. We went by Ofa's aunt's place to invite his aunt and cousin to come to an activity at our ward mission leader's home. We found Ofa there watching a movie with his cousin. We were able to catch up with him. Turned out that he'd had some trouble with the law. The day after he had his birthday, he was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. He had purchased it about four months ago, and wasn't aware that it was stolen. Unfortunately he's being charged despite not knowing. However, he's still been studying the Book of Mormon and praying. He told us his feelings on church and baptism haven't changed. It's still what he wants.
Yesterday night we had a lesson with Harrison. At the end of the lesson we asked him if he was ready to be baptized next week. He said he wants to be baptized on this Saturday, and was rather adamant about it. We're only 60% sure the baptism will be this week, but excited for it anyway!
Well, that's all for now. I love you all very much. Thanks again for the love and support!
This photograph was posted on the mission blog on Monday and was part of a number of pictures posted under "mission tour". I'm not sure when or where it was taken, but I believe it is related to the tour Ross wrote about a couple of weeks ago.