Another week of bi-polar weather here in Texas. It snowed on Thursday for about five hours and a little bit on Friday as well, I was a bit out of my element but luckily Elder Porter is a Utah boy so he kept my head on straight. It was a good week, a bit frustrating at times though. Our investigators seemed to think that they should cancel on us because of the bad weather so we could stay home and be warm like them but they failed to understand that if we weren't meeting with them then we would be out tracting in the cold and snow. We had five lessons drop in two days because of it so we spent most of the time when it was the coldest out knocking doors. The people we met knocking had the nerve to tell us it was cold outside and to stay warm as they shut their doors... Sometimes I really question people's intelligence. Oh and one man told us that what we taught was wrong and that we were leading people to hell.. We got ourselves into that one though because we were knocking in some serious Baptist country.
Besides that it was a great week, Tony is planning on proposing to Maile this week and he wants them to get married March 22 and he wants to be baptized March 29. We just need to make sure he actually pops the question, any prayers would be more than welcome. We and three investigators come to Church, two come regularly and one came for the first time, they all loved it. We had our follow up lesson with Scott and Claudia, we took our new ward mission leader with us (he is very passionate and enthusiastic) and he and Scott went at it. It wasn't a bash but they talked about almost everything, including Heavenly Mother. So Elder Porter, Claudia, and I just kinda watched from the sidelines. We are going back next week, we'll see what happens. Scott is just too ingrained in his own church and you can see there is a bit of tension in their marriage because Claudia is actually interested in trying to find her testimony of the Book of Mormon again but Scott is dead set in his ways, it's a bit unfortunate.
We met with Willy Carter, again, he is so weird, he thinks about things with such an odd perspective. We were teaching him the plan of salvation which he loved but his way of thinking is just so off the wall. He likes the Book of Mormon and meeting with us, good signs. That was about it for our week as best as I can remember.
Dad, on Sundays we usually spend most of the morning tracting and in meetings, then church from 1-4, and the rest of the night is either teaching or finding. Sundays are great though, church is always good even if this ward is odd.
Congratulations to Tiffany and Grant, a little baby girl, how exciting!
Well one year down, one to go, time is flying by. I'm excited for what the next year has in store, it's going to be excellent and I wouldn't trade this last year for anything because of how much closer it has brought me to the Savior. I was reading in Alma 39 the other day, when Alma is talking to his son Shiblon and giving him some parental advice and I found a verse that I hope mom and dad can say about me, it is verse 2 : And now, my son, I trust that I shall have great joy in you, because of your asteadiness and your faithfulness unto God; for as you have commenced in your youth to look to the Lord your God, even so I hope that you will continue in keeping his commandments; for blessed is he that bendureth to the end.
I love y'all, talk to you next week!