Monday, July 14, 2014

One success made it all worth it

This week was pretty great.  We did a ton of stuff and service and walking and well, basically missionary work:) one little story is that we were going to visit somebody, but they weren't home, and so we went into pass by mode where we go pass by all the addresses we have records of.   To give you an idea....I have stacks of papers with names, addresses, phone numbers and that's it....clear from 2006.  So, we've been going through those, trying to figure out who they are.  Well, to start with, no one was home, or they didn't live there anymore, or they didn't want anything.  Well, this went on for a while, until we knocked on the door of a man named Roman.  All we had was his address, his name, and that he had been contacted in 2007, and never had talked to us again.   Well, we rang his timbre, and the man who answered asked us which Roman we were trying to find, because there were three who lived there.  So we said that we were missionaries, and he immediately told us to try the next door over.  So we did, and this Roman was super open, and we have a visit set up for next week.  It was pretty neat to see that even though we had had so much disappointment, one success made it all worth it.
Another neat story is that we were going to go visit a lady who lives alone, and so we asked one of the recent converts named Rider if he could come.  He said yes, and then later that night, we saw him with one of his friends, and he asked if his friend could come too.  So we said sure, but we thought it was just a joke.  But then when we went to pick Rider up the next morning his friend was there!!  It was super neat, and even though the visit fired on us, we still had a member present lesson, and we ended up talking about missions and encouraging Rider to prepare to go, since he is 17.  It was a ton of fun.  Also this week, we helped restore a car, and cleaned up a field.   I found a  bunch of old rusty tools that are traditional to Menorca, so I asked if I could take them and clean them up...they are really neat, and weird looking.
Also, I gave a talk in church this past week. This time I had about a half hour warning, so that was nice:) overall, it was a great week:)
Well, I got to go. Love you all.
Elder Dixon

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