Here is how our week went in one word: FINDING. We only have one investigator right now, so we are trying really hard to find new people to teach. We have done a lot of tracting and street contacting. The weather has been really nice, which means the public parks are full, which is the perfect setting for people hunting! Seriously though, we've been back and forth between the two parks almost everyday this past week trying to talk to people. They're all probably starting to recognize us haha. We haven't found any new investigators yet, but we have met and taught lots of different people. It's always fun to talk to people of different religions! So far we have met a few Muslims, a Quaker, a Scientologist, and lots of Jehovah's Witnesses. You would think that people devoted to their religions would be the hardest to talk to, but they are some of the nicest people that I have met! It's always fun to find the similarities between the two religions. And we can almost always agree on the fact the Jesus Christ is our Savior.
But like I said, we do have one new investigator! Her name is Becky, and I think I might have mentioned her in one of my past emails. Anyways, Becky was a referral from her LDS friends who are living in Idaho. She has a great view of the church because her Idaho friends were such great examples. She said that they would talk about the church a lot, but they never tried to push her into joining or meeting with the missionaries. But, she's come to a point in her life where she feels ready to learn more. In fact, her friends in Idaho mailed her a Book of Mormon, and she's been reading it! We have high hopes for Becky!
So this morning I read a talk by Neil L. Anderson titled, "Repent...That I May Heal You." It was a fantastic talk! I encourage all of you to look it up and read it. But he said something that I really loved: "The invitation to repent is rarely a voice of chastisement but rather a loving appeal to turn around and to 're-turn' toward God." Sadly, a lot of us view repentance as the "R" word, but really all it is is changing your heart and coming closer to Christ. Everyone's journey of repentance may be different, but the end goal is always the same.
Love you all!
This is Cecily. She moved into the ward a few months ago and has become one of our dearest friends. She's HILARIOUS! We love her to death! We went out to lunch with her today.