Hello! Unfortunately I don't have a ton to talk about from this last week. It was kind of slow. So this may be a short email. And I would use the extra time to also send pictures, but I forgot my camera. Oops. Plus also I don't have a USB deelee. So I guess I wouldn't even if I did have my camera. I promise pictures one day, though.
A lot of our week was spent contacting people and setting appointments. No one really had time to meet right then or not everyone was there. We were able to get in touch with a man who in the past has been very interested in learning more about the gospel, but got super busy once summer started I guess. We were finally able to see him last week and we set up an appointment for this evening. Hopefully they will be there. He's married and has four little girls. Sister Dyckman says that his wife is also interested in learning more, so that's way exciting. I'll let you know about that next week.
Also, we set an appointment with a woman who's been investigating for a while and wants to be baptized but is living with her boyfriend. She knows she either needs to have him move out or get married, but the situation with her and her children makes it a difficult choice. I hope she can figure it out soon. We plan on teaching her about fasting and help her to get guidance and direction from Heavenly Father, because He knows what she needs to do.
Last night we went to visit Teresa (recent convert) and see how she's doing. She's doing awesome after the surgery. She's recuperating more slowly than she wished, but she thinks the problem with her heart is gone. She also lives by a woman named Stephanie who we've been trying to get ahold of since I got here. She was a member referral. We were on our way back home and decided to see if she was home really quickly. She was! YEY we set an appointment with her for this Wednesday and she said that she doesn't miss appointments. She was very grateful that we keep trying to meet with her. She said she is pretty busy, but that she doesn't want us to give up on her because she really wants to know about our message.
So as you can see, we have some good appoitments this week. I look forward to being able to tell you about them next week.
And we also met with a woman named Gloria, another investigator who we have had the hardest time getting ahold of. We had a Pioneer Day celebration with the stake on Saturday. She's friends with someone in our ward and they brought her! So we were officially introduced and she said she's been really busy going in and out of the hospital, but thinks she'll be able to meet with us soon. No appointment, but communication has been established. Awesome.
We spoke in church yesterday. President and Sister Godwin decided to come. No pressure. I decided I really like sitting on the stand because you can see who is there. There was a less active man named Al who came. There was also a less active family who was there. Let me tell you about this family. We have been trying for weeks to be able to meet with them. We are usually able to schedule an appointment with them at least once a week, but then they're never home. They're really nice and I think they like having the missionaries over, they just kept forgetting we were going to see them. So we've never actually been able to meet with them (at least I haven't-just doorway conversations). Then they were all there yesterday. Sister Dyckman said that was their first time she'd seen them there during her 8 months in this ward. So that was exciting.
Anyway, transfers are next week and that just blows my mind. This transfer went by way fast. Too fast. It feels like it's only been a couple weeks. So I'll let you know about that next week as well. I'm pretty sure I'm staying, and also pretty sure Sister Dyckman is not.
I love you all! Have a great week!
PS MOM AND DAD - I'm glad dad finally got his motorcycle back. Thanks for the quick messages. I hope work is grand. Also mom I have not gotten the cookies yet. So I'm pretty sure I'm training next transfer, and if that's the case, I know for sure I'll be at that apartment for the next 12 weeks. I'm going to give you that address and you can write to that for a while. I'm tired of waiting for things to come through the office. Don't pass that address out though, because then when I move I don't want to have my mail keep getting sent there. I just want the family to have it and to be able to hear from them more quickly. :) Also, do you have Jenn's address? I would love to have that. I love you both! Have a great week!