This week was one of the busiest weeks I've ever had on a mission. We had so many people to see that we had to speed walk/jog to our appointments and take shorter lunch and dinner breaks. It was the best week ever.We had a lesson with one of our investigators on Tuesday. Oh my goodness I love that lady so much. She just started bearing her testimony in the lesson on the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith and how she came to know it's all true. I think my favorite part about missionary work is seeing these people go from knowing next to nothing about anything we teach to bearing their testimony about it all. And seeing the changes in their lives that go along with those testimonies... it's definitely a huge testimony builder to me. Hearing her testimony just completely filled my heart with joy... I never knew it was possible to be this happy until I came on a mission. Even when days are hard and it's hot and we're tired and no one wants to listen to us, we're still happy... and that's how I know the gospel is true.
A recent convert in the elders' area, Brother Wright, had a friend he wanted us to meet. We went to have our first lesson with his friend and he told us that three weeks ago, he woke up in the middle of the night and heard a voice tell him to stop smoking and find a church. He stopped smoking that day... it's been three weeks since he's smoked. Which is a really big deal here. And the day after that happened, he was talking to Brother Wright and Brother Wright told him he should start meeting with us. He was very accepting when we invited him to be baptized, and he was at church a half an hour before sacrament meeting started yesterday. He is so cool and I'm so excited to work with him!!
|A street in our area.|
|The best pasta I've ever had at this random ridiculously nice restaurant we found a few weeks ago. Totally random for this part of Jamaica.|
|The scripture case we made for our investigator's birthday present!!|
|The final wrapped product (yay for recycling things that were sent to me)!|
|Me & Sister Douglas! I love this lady!!|
|One of my investigator's niece|
|We have a new Sunday night tradition. And I'm going to do it for the rest of my life. During our dinner hour, we make bread sticks and marinara sauce, and then we eat it on the couch while watching Meet the Mormons. Best tradition ever!!|