I am running short on time this week. We have a lesson right in the middle of our day and then we are going to go celebrate someone's birthday with them. On top of that the Elders were late to start emailing so... this is going to be fast.
This week all the talk was Hurricane Patricia. We did get rain all day on Saturday and cold winds on Sunday but nothing too bad. We did drop into the low 60's so it was a good taste of fall. We were blessed that nothing too bad happened. We were able to carry on our work as normal.
We started biking to the church every morning for exercise time. It is fun what you can do in a gym with 3 people. We just have to be quiet because there is seminary going on.
We helped at Christ's Kitchen again and we took a few minutes to talk to the other pastors and people that help out. None of them have ever talked to the missionaries before about what we do and they really had no idea what our "job" entailed. They thought it was so cool that they finally were able to figure out what we are all about.
We were blessed in our finding efforts this week as well. We did all that we could. Oyming, knocking, trying formers. We found quite a few new potentials and we are starting to teach most of them. The first is this cute 25 year old named J. She is an engineer at DOW chemical. She has sickle cell but is super healthy. She gives all the credit to God for keeping her well enough to graduate college and work and all that good stuff. We met her trying to get a hold of someone else but God had other plans. We see a lot of potential in her and she is asking all the right questions. I just wish there were more single people her age around.
My goodness I don't even know. It was such a good week but it was mostly the fun of the work. Plus just good times with the companions. Oh my goodness one funny moment came while at Christ's Kitchen. A few days prior we met a guy named Coach T. He is a boxing coach. He used to be married to a member so he used to come to church. We committed him to come on Sunday but he didn't show. But guess who just happened to come in on Wednesday. Coach. He comes through the line and
I said "Well Hello! We missed you on Sunday"
T: "I didn't know I missed you till I saw you right now"
G: "Funny how God works"
T" I am going to level all 3 of you"
Oh we were dying. It was just so quick and man. We just have a lot of good one liners. Oh another one happened as we were talking to a 5 year old about how much God loves him. We asked what God likes about him and his response was..." He likes my balls (5 second pause) ..of my eyes" His mom definitely gave a sigh of relief. Oh man we were doing all we could to not bust out laughing.
It's the little things of that week that just start adding up.
Glad that y'all got my flight plans. That will make it easier to make an appointment with the stake president now that you know when I am landing. I am registering for classes on Friday and I am just hoping and praying it will fall into place.
I hope y'all are doing well! I love you!