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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Within Sight 8-1-16

This week was good and we are doing great at finding and teaching but our investigators are constantly changing now since President has encouraged us to try harder to find the elect and not waste time on those who aren't ready to commit themselves to the gospel. So our families are constantly changing.
MONDAY:  Well today we had lunch with Elder and Sister Davis and they made TACOS! Tacos are NEVER made here and really Mexican food is NOT popular here. So that was a good change there. We also had the opportunity to knock doors tonight again and the first door we knocked let us in and we taught them! It was a great visit and we plan to go back Thursday with a member that is from the same place that this family was. They are called L and F. We talked about how we can know if something is good based on the fruits produced. It seemed to go well! We also cleaned house and rested a second and that was that!
TUESDAY:  Today we had lunch with J and N and it was pretty decent. They made Strogonaff for us and it was good. It is basically the same as it is there but they use more meat and pour it over rice. Good stuff. after we taught a new potential investigator and it was a little iffy. He didn't seem THAT interested. But he let us in which was good. We taught J and J tonight and it was a good conversation. They seem to be set on changing, so we'll see if they do. We had to cut an investigator today and they were sad but understood that there are others out there that we need to find. We taught C the Adventist tonight and that wont last too much longer because she likes to debate and Bible bash to tell us her church is true instead of just praying to find out.
WEDNESDAY:  Today I got my last haircut with Sandra (a member) and that was a weird feeling to think that I would have my next haircut at home from family. We had lunch with Euzebia and there wasn't too much there that was FANTASTIC but it was good. We talked to an inactive member today who finally got up the courage to leave her husband and find somewhere safe to live until she moves away. She was in pretty bad shape, but we talked to her about how the Atonement will help her heal. We also taught a new family tonight but I don't know if it will last too long either. They are nice and do the right things but might think that they don't need the Gospel because they don't do anything extreme. We'll see what happens
THURSDAY:  Today was a bust until tonight when we visited L and F with Sister V and Brother I. They went AWESOME together. After we left they stayed for hours and chatted. Great deal there. We had lunch at home so we went to Subway. Nothing too exciting.
FRIDAY:  Today was our Zone Meeting and it was okay... Nothing too different then what President talked about in the mission conference. But I got my package finally and it was amazing! I loved it so much and it was good to feel a little extra love. Elder Valadão loved the tie clip and the sweets. We'll make mashed potatoes Monday and that'll be awesome :) Lunch was....well... The family forgot and so we waited a bit and then ate. We left a LOT later then planned, but that was fine because there wasn't much to do today other then knock doors and street contact.
SATURDAY:  Today we had lunch at home again so we went to a restaurant and ate there. I had meat, mashed potatoes , fruit, salad, and it was great. Tonight we taught J and J again and that was pretty good again. They are starting to notice that ever since they started investigating the church things at home have gotten better. So hopefully that continues and works in them. We found a guy tonight who smokes marijuana everyday since he was 15. We talked to him for a while and then he told us. We told him about the strength to quit and he told us he really wanted too because he know that it is bad for him. So we will help him out with that.
SUNDAY:  Today church was in the afternoon again and so we went to lunch and the family had planned on us staying there until church started so nothing was ready yet. We ended up leaving at 2 instead of earlier and we were a half hour late to our appointment because of it. But all went well and we taught T and F. They seem to be doing well and they are actually applying what they learn and praying about it knelt down! I was very impressed. Church was long but I am enjoying at night because everyone seems to be less bugged and more happy. So that is good. Sacrament meeting was good. Our Mission leader talked about missionary work and it was a great talk. Afterward was a talk about sacrifice and obedience. Then the high councilor got up and gave a great talk about helping others and loving them. It was good! Then tonight Elder and Sister Davis invited us for supper at there place and that was simple but well appreciated!

This week I was reading D&C 88:73* and I remembered that this is the LORD'S work and not ours. WE need to be instruments in HIS hands, not try to do everything ourselves. So that was a great reminder to let him help us and guide us instead of trying to force our way on things. It surely was a great realization.

Well I love you all and I'll see you at the end of the month! Thanks for the support! 
Elder George
*"Behold, I will hasten my work in its time."

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