Good Morning from Sunny California!!!
YOU ARE ALL FIRED!!! I NEEDED A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT TO WRITE AND YOU ALL BLEW IT!!! GOSH, YOU CAN'T FIND ANY CREATIVITY IN THIS WORLD TODAY ANYMORE. DUMB SCHOOL SYSTEMS AND THEIR BUDGET CUTS!!!
This week was pretty awesome! We had a couple of days there where I felt like I would just fill my brain with silly string and then play with helium all day, but I didn't. You are probably wondering why I would do both of those things, but after a few days of spending 6 hours in the hot sun, riding on a bike from appointment to appointment, only to find out that everyone really meant to cancel on you and your goals are going down the toilet, just like the brown winning the Super Bowl, It kind of makes you wonder what is up with this world today. However, there was some deliverance. never doubt God, he always answers the prayers of his children. Even if they are a little whinny and need a diaper change because they are acting like a toddler being potty trained.
Anyway, So this week we had a bit of a struggle to hit some goals, but there is this guy, you see, who is totally solid. Like, I meant this guy is like Superman's chest meets Chuck Norris' Thunder thighs mixed with a vat of beef Stroganoff exploding! That is way solid!!! His name is Arturo and he was an atheist but 4 weeks ago. When we first started talking to him, he just started off by telling us that he wasn't interested because he had already talked with a lot of preacher people, between Baptists and JW's and everyone else that wants his attention. He just was telling us to not waste our breath. So we didn't waste our breath, we placed great questions into our conversation and he said that he liked us so he said we could come back...Well he missed his follow up appointment and then we were afraid that this was not going to work out. A week later we stopped by and he said that he lost our number and that he meant to call us. Some people just say that, but this guy was for Cereal! He even read the pamphlet we gave him and then he started asking us questions about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We started talking to him and made more appointments, he kept them and his family started to become interested because he has been an atheist for so long that he just was making a huge change. He came to church yesterday and he told us that he wants to be part of this church. He wants to have the joy that comes from what he is feeling to be with him always and he said he was definitely coming back next week, but next time with his whole family. We then asked him if he would be baptized. He said that he would, and has the date for baptism set for the!!! This is Awesome! Elder Badger and I have been working super hard to build up this area and now we are seeing the success from our labors!! No matter how bleak it looks there is always something brighter on the horizon.
I have learned to not be frustrated with God. Frustration comes from unmet expectations, and He has always Exceeded mine. So, in essence, I can't be frustrated with him...guess I have to figure out how to be patient and happy at the same time.
Enjoy this letter, and I know that my mother is freaking out right now about the fact that there are two letters. hehe that is what I do...
P.s. MOM TYPOS AGAIN!!! you know I really love you...hehe but I need to give you a hard time.