I really love Ohio. I'm a little bit attached to it and speaking English is SO NICE! There are some days where I want my visa and some days where I don't. haha. Oh I think I'm allergic to the mosquitoes here. I had to go buy benadryl last night because my left foot and leg have been swelling up where I've been bit. The bugs are out like crazy! I loved the pictures you sent. They were funny and my comps got a kick out of them. Well here's my week READ CAREFULLY
This week was long and tiring. But we found a good Thai restaurant and we're going again today! We had a chapel tour with our investigator Stephen on Tuesday and we asked a member to come with us just in case Stephen's dad was there too.
We had a lesson with a little boy who's nine but he doesn't want to be baptized until he's 14. His mom is a convert but she's not being very supportive about going to church. It's super weird. So I don't know what we're going to do because her sons are so sweet but he's just not progressing. On Wednesday we weeded for this lady, Pat, who runs a community garden. Oh my gosh it was so hot and I've never seen so many weeds in my life! It took us an hour to just do one little square. We had plastic shovels and the ground was super hard. So that's why it took so long. And Sister Tueller kind of just stood there and I had to be like Sister Tueller if I look up one more time and you're just standing there I'm gonna be super mad! Yeah she didn't get back to work after that. Oh well. She's from the burbs and Sister Jensen and I are from the country so we know how to pull weeds. I had tomato soup for the first time on Wednesday and I've decided that I love tomato soup. Who knew! And we dipped grilled cheese in it. It was sooooo good. Thursday we had a lesson with our investigator Jessica. Her husband is a member and he volunteered to say the opening prayer! It was awesome. And they took us out for ice cream. So Jessica is fascinated with Buddhism. Her friend is Buddhist and after asking her what she likes about it, we've realized that she believes all of the same things that Mormons believe in! And her husband was like you can totally be a Buddhist Mormon and we're like yeah! As long as you don't believe in reincarnation and stuff like that. Which she doesn't. So we're just trying to get her to see the similarities and she has a lot of really good questions. She's awesome, I love teaching her. Saturday was a really long day. We had all of our appointments fall through and each one we had invited members so I felt so bad that they drove out to the lessons and the people weren't even home! But we did find a few potential investigators that day. And Sister Miller's husband went to Brazil on his mission so he cooked us Brazilian food Saturday night. Oh my goodness it was so good. We had this soup that has a bunch of shredded pork, sausage, and beans. Then you put it over rice and put other stuff on it and he made the cheese balls from Tucanos. So you should tell Bryce to make those for Jordyn. Best meal ever. And we had another family from the ward join us at the Miller's so it was really fun. Both families have the cutest kids! I just want to pick them up and it's killing me that we're not allowed to hold kids :(. Sunday morning we cooked breakfast for our investigator Kristin and her son Anthony. She loved church and she said she's definitely coming back! She's so sweet and she was so surprised how nice we were to her and how nice everybody was. It's amazing. Oh also our investigators Matt and Jill had their baby girl this past week! So we dropped by yesterday to bring cookies and we got to see the baby. Their kids were super happy when we showed up with a plate full of cookies. They are the sweetest people and I hope we get to meet with them soon. It's a little hard since they just had a baby and we don't want to bombard them but they are super prepared people and they asked for us to say a prayer for them and the baby before we left and I got to say it. It was a little intimidating but I did it and they're just the greatest people! So that was my week. I'm really excited for this upcoming week because we have 2 referrals from a girl in the ward and one from the elders. We're starting to gain the trust of the members and respect from the elders. I love this work even though it can be really discouraging at time. Especially when people are super rude and don't want to talk to you. I just wish everybody knew how important this gospel is!