NEWS (INVESTIGATOR'S NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO MAINTAIN ANONYMITY)
NOVEMBER 4, 2013 - I hate technology.... :(
My word. I'm so sorry about last week. WORST CYBER CAFE in Genève.
Well. Here we are in a different place to do our emails. And then... woops. SO MANY TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS. Probably spent like an hour just to figure it out... but now.. we're on and things are working.. I Just don't have all day like I wish I did. Anyway. My comp is from Azuqueca de Henares. (apparently about 40 minutes from Madrid). He is 2 meters and 1 centemeter tall. (for those of you that dont know meters... that equals..... um... really tall. I think it's about 6.6 feet.) anyway. I feel even MORE like a shrimp now. But yeah, Elder Ruiz Garcia and I have actually already done some exchanges together, so we knew each other fairly well before this. We get along RIDICULOUSLY well. We work like beasts. it's a blast. I cant even begin to tell you how many miracles we've already seen together.. phew.
So. our mission is working towards a "white Christmas gift" for Jesus' Birthday. Meaning. we're trying to baptize ridiculous amounts of people by Christmas. My goal is 5. If things keep going as they have been. This seems VERY possible. Just this week we got 14 phone numbers from NEW people that are super interested. we gave away 4 Book of Mormons with a committment to read it and pray about it. geez. and that's NOTHING compared to what miracle we saw with ABI. So... we found Abi walking through a park. We simply said hi, and focused more on just having a conversation with her than forcing a lesson on her or something.. It went SUPER well.. Turns out she had already given her number to the Elders, but could never find the time for a rdv. We asked her if she had 20 minutes right then and there in that park. And we sat on a bench and taught her the Restoration. She understood EVERYTHING PERFECTLY. my word. She even said, "so... now that the priesthood is restored, does that mean my catholic baptism when I was a baby wont get me to heaven because it didn't have the proper authority?" as tactfully and nicely as I could, I simply said, yup. she then says, "well then, I better start reading this book right now and get an answer!" She accepted the baptismal date of Nov 23 right then and there. (If she gets an answer of course). which she will.. :) She then asked us to sign our names and date it in her new copy of the BOM because she knows that that little moment in the park can literally change her life, and she "wants to remember the Angels that God sent to her to tell her this good news." Wow.. I was humbled. phew! Except.. you see. We're in Genève. Where there's 4 wards. And 6 Equipes. (companionships). so... in the end. She won't even be our ami. humph. :( oh well. She's in good hands. :) Also, we contacted a Young guy in a different park. His name is LEHI. And his brother's name is MORONI. I about peed my pants. I asked him if he knew where his nam
i REALLY AM GOING TO FREAK OUT. THAT EMAIL WAS SOOOOOOO LOOOOOONNNGGGGG. AND WHAT THE HECK... IT ONLY SENT THAT MUCH...
OKK....DEEP BREATH..... take off caps lock... I swear there's not a single thing in this world more stressful than trying to write you all. and then when technology does stuff like this to me... I don't know what on earth to think or do.. mann.. we had SO MANY MIRACLES... and then it cuts it off half way through the email. geez. well... good thing I have the rest of my life to tell you stories. I guess we're ALL Learning patience right now. wow.....
well. I have to go.
i wish i could TRULY express how happy and incredible my life is right now.. but I guess you'll never know.. until next week... maybe.
also. can't send pictures while im on this end of Genève.... if you send me the card. I'll send you another one back. except.. I haven't really taken many pictures yet because we're in the same city as I already was...