Well the rain stopped and the heat came back. It has been HOT here the past week! And to make it hotter we don't have our car, so we are walking or biking everywhere. Man I am sore from that! El Dorado is all hills! And since it's so hot nobody is every really outside on the streets. But it makes things entertaining that's for sure!
This week since we were on our bikes or on foot we ended up doing a lot of service! It's really amazing to see what a small act from you can do for someone else. Even just making cookies for ward members has made a difference or asking if there is anything we can do for someone. Service is a great tool!
Well this week since we were on bike and foot we didn't get a ton of tracting done because our area is a ways a way from our apartment. But we were able to see a few miracles!
1. Bill and Kathy- so Bill and Kathy are investigators that the missionaries were teaching before I got here. Well they love their tea and coffee. So when i met them we were teaching about the Word of Wisdom and we were really nervous about this. Well we told them and she looks at us and her glass of tea that she just finished and says well i guess that was my last glass of tea. WOW! We were so excited and shocked! And this week we are talking about tithing and setting them with a baptism date! So hopefully they will feel like they are ready because just from that experience i would say they are!
2. Sissy and Tommy- Well Tommy isn't super interested in hearing our message but he likes us being around because we "lit a spark in him" the first time we met with them. So we continue to come back. This week was awesome because when we went Tommy wasn't there and Sissy was having a really rough week. So we were able to share our testimonies with her about how we can be happy. And she said she could feel that she was happier just being around us. So we continued to talk to her about her bad week and she set us up perfectly to talk about the Plan of Salvation. So we asked her if she would want to go get ice cream with us today and we could talk a little bit and she said YES! So after emailing we are going out with her and going to try and teach her a little bit! Im so excited!
3. Like I said we didn't get a lot of tracting done this week because we are so far away from our area. But(kind of a rough day) we were able to go tracting. And we also go turned away from almost everyone we met. But! The last door we knocked on a lady opened the door, and asked what we were doing. We told her we were out sharing a message about Christ that could help build families and help us be happier and closer to Christ and we were wondering if she wanted to hear it. She let us in and we started talking to her just a little bit. We shared the restoration and told her that the Book of Mormon could help bring her happiness and answers to lifes questions. She asked if she could have a copy of it and asked when we would be coming back! So cool and it was just that little boost that we both needed.
Things are going to happen in this area! And we couldn't be more stoked to be the ones to help make a change! Hope y'all have a happy week and keep the south in your prayers! Because even though it's not raining there are still a lot of people in Louisiana that lost everything that they have!
Love you!-Sister DeCamp