Well we had a pretty amazing week this past week! Tuesday we had our Zone meeting in the morning... and we had to come dressed in church clothes so they could check to see if we are dressing to "code"for a special meeting that we were going to have. So as we were having our meeting when the rains came down and the floods came up, Like Crazy bucket of rain! It just started pouring rain without warning and nobody had brought any jackets or umbrellas or anything! Being the witty one that I am, I went to the storage closet and got a bunch of garbage bags thinking "This is the only suit that I have that fits me... there is no way in heck that I am getting it soaking wet", so I made an outfit out of garbage bags, and everyone else joined in as well, I thought wow... Gaga would be so proud to see that we made something out of nothing and it worked wonderful ;) haha Our nice garbage bag tunics and my garbage bag boots kept all dry! =)
Wednesday was just a REAL treat, a special reunion with Elder Cook!!!! It was soooo awesome!!!! Like absolutely amazing! He talked allot about how we as Missionaries have a responsibility to edify the Church and do everything in our power to do that, whether it is baptizing and getting new people into the Church or working with members who are less active and need the support to come back to Church. Also his wonderful wife, spoke and talked about the Christ like attributes a bit saying, "It is difficult to have the Christ like attributes all the time but at least we should try and have 1 a day"! So for me that is patience and humility, cause not gonna like I am a prideful little bum ;)
But the work is going super well here! We had an awesome experience with one of our investigators, Cathy to be exact. She has not been coming to Church and we could not figure out why, so we knew that she had like an "iceberg" we like to say, in that we can see a little bit of the surface but underneath we have no idea how much bigger the iceberg could be. We dug a little deeper and had a really unreal lesson with her. She told us that she knew it was important to have faith, but after the death of her husband she lost her faith, and I felt the spirit pressing "Blessing, Blessing" of some sort not sure what but it cam several times during that evening. When I opened my mouth, literally the spirit just spoke through me and none could deny I was the mouth piece for the Lord right there! I promised her that if she came to Church the following day with a question for God, that she would find her answer, so the next day she came to Church! After the meetings we had a little lesson with her, and she talked about the Relief Society class and how the lesson was about how God´s will isnt always our will an though she remains sad she feels she was ready for baptism! We are going to be working towards a June 15th baptism for her =) yayyyyy
MORE AWESOME NEWS... Apparently all the VISA PROBLEMS ARE CLEARED!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOO WE ARE GOING TO RECEIVE A TON OF NEW MISSIONARIES THIS TRANSFER AS I HAVE HEARD 80 MAN I AM! SOOOO STOKED!!!!!
I am super excited for this upcoming week to see what adventures it brings and what doors we might open here in the field ! =) The work across the NATIONS IS REAL AND THE ARMIES ARE IN MULTITUDES and I am so thankful to be a part of HIS GREAT WORK!! WHAT AN EXCITING TIME TO BE A MISSIONARY!!
Love ya´ll so much and REMEMBER BELIEVE AND BE AND STAND IN HOLY PLACES AT ALL TIMES!!!
Stay classy kids! Same time next week!!!
ONE OF THE MEN IN BLACK,
Elder Wade Draper