This week sure was an interesting one, that's for sure! We got invited to a free bbq while we were in To'hajiilee last Monday, and we were able to teach 20 people about the Book of Mormon, and also one of them had watched "Meet the Mormons" so she "knew what us missionaries are about". It was really cool, but it would've been better if she asked us herself, but hey- that's why they made that movie in the first place! It was weird to see that technology like that still exists in this area, and that we have those resources in this area, even though we don't even have phone service in half of our area. XD
Yesterday was a music fireside that our stake, Albuquerque West stake, hosted, and it was really cool! They invite missionaries and others to play music that will direct people's thoughts to Christ. For it to be an effective use of our time, we had to have either a less-active or investigator there... (or be a part of the program) so we were hoping and praying for someone to be there- and we had Alva, an active member, bring her friend, Theresa, an investigator, to it! It was awesome!
Here's a fun experience for all of you: Our Branch President in Laguna has been trying to have us to start teaching at the Rehabilitation/jail here in Laguna... It's been a long process, but we were supposed to start teaching there a week ago on this last Thursday. So on that day, we went to the jail, walked in, but no one was in sight, so we sat down and waited. We were there for 15 minutes before we saw two security guards who, naturally, asked us what we were doing there. We told them that we're missionaries and that we were supposed to start teaching the inmates there. One of their exact words, "Sorry guys, but we've bee on lock down for a couple hours. You're going to have to leave." Yep, we were in a jail that was on lock down, and we were there for 15-20 minutes. Man that was fun! XD
Don't any of you ever give up! God believes in you, so you can do it!
Te whanaunga mo ake tonu!
Elder Eli James Dial