I feel so bad that I didn't get to write last week. We spent half of Sunday, all of Monday and all of Tuesday in the offices. We got to help receive the new missionaries, teach them about their health, and help out where we were needed (my translating skills stink...I can't remember the right words for anything.). It was really a great experience. I remember my first day here and I can't believe it's already been 10 months since I left. The time has flown by!
We didn't end up having a baptism this past weekend, Hermana Maribel had some problems, but we are still working hard. This week we found 6 new investigators! We are really excited for one of them! Her name is Casandra. She is the granddaughter of an old investigator.
We went to visit/meet Casandra's grandma with a member and she was there. The grandma had a bad experience with the missionaries in the past and doesn't really want anything to do with it, but said 'Here, take her to church tomorrow!' We were so excited yesterday when we walked into church and she was there! She said she liked church! We have an appointment with her tomorrow and hope that it will go well!
Yesterday we went and visited an inactive member who lives below us. He actually used to be the bishop...Everyone has told us that he hates the missionaries and won't talk to them, or let his wife feed us, but last night we decided to talk to him and see what would happen. It was so great! He is so nice and told us that he would help us with our mouse problem. He sent us home with a homemade trap and told us he would cut some wood for our door. or let his wife feed us, but last night we decided to talk to him and see what would happen. It was so great! He is so nice and told us that he would help us with our mouse problem. He sent us home with a homemade trap and told us he would cut some wood for our door.
The mouse that we have is so very smart. He took all of the food from the trap and it didn't shut. I think we have given up on catching that thing.
In our mission we have a rule or standard that we need to contact two people and put a return appointment with them every day. Yesterday we weren't having any luck, we even got into a singing battle with a woman who was singing our hymns wrong. We were so upset. I contacted like 10 people and NOTHING. Then we turned a corner and contacted the first two people we saw and they accepted! I couldn't believe it.
This month is the July of the USA. Everything is decked out in Red, White and Green, including me! (See the photo below.) hahahah. One night after we organized half of the offices we found decorations for the 15th of September and we decorated with Sister Morales and her daughters. It was so fun!
Today for P-day we built a fort with all the of the tables and sheets that we own. Then we ate, watched a movie and slept in it. Pictures to come!
I love you all! I hope you all have a good week!
Hermana Elise Riedelbach