All throughout the Book of Mormon we read about those whose hearts sorrowed when teaching repentance and seeing the sins of the people. One of the things that the Lord has blessed me with is a soft heart. When I see others mistakes it makes my heart hurt. After our conference we went to dinner and as we were talking to the waitress she told us about one of the mistakes that she had made when she was young. This particular sin always causes my heart to wrench! She told us how she wished that she wouldn't have and you could tell she hurt from it. Just like the teachers of old, my heart sorrowed at the sins of another! One of my most favorite things before, during, and after my mission, is and will be when people come to me in trust waiting to talk and know that I won't judge them and I will keep it confidential.
This one is going to be short unfortunately, but hopefully the pictures later in the week will make up for that. So, at church yesterday Sister Adams showed up. (The one that we helpedre-roof her shed!) It was great to see that our hard work paid off! This week we spent almost every hour of every day trying to get in with people but no one was home, or they were busy. Kind of a stink of a week but HEY at least we were working. Betterlucknextweek.
This week, when we were playing basketball with the Martialese guys. It got dark so we invited them to play at the church like we usually do. Only this time they said, "sure." So they came to the church and played basketball. Yesterday, the same thing happened but this time there were more guys and even the pastor came and played as well. He has been taught by missionaries previously so we are going to try to schedule a time to teach him. This week we received a referral from Mormon.org. A lady requested herself a Book of Mormon. We met her on Thursday and gave her the Book of Mormon. She grew up Methodist. She saw her friends examples who are members. The members invited her to read the Book of Mormon so she did. This BOM she requested was for her daughter. It was to hard for them to share a book when they both want to read! She said, "I just follow what my heart says and it's telling me to keep reading the book." She is extremely prepared I can't wait to be able to start teaching her. Our examples are very important you never know who is watching you and what the outcome will be. This week on Saturday we also did another re-roofing job that took from 6:45-7:30 at night and still not finished!