This week has been good but crazy as always. Our goal this week from President Shumway was to have 100% Member present lessons. 78% which I am super happy about. I think the mission overall got 93% which is a new record. Our goal for this week is to OTM five people everyday. OTM means Open Thy Mouth so we have to talk to at least 5 random people everyday about the gospel. It is going to be hard but I am sure we will meet some cool people.
We went and saw the Butler Family again. We had a super great lesson planned for them with Mosiah 3 and tying it into the plan of salvation. It would have gone super well if their friend Brother B wasn't there. We were reading from the chapter and would stop on every single part that didn't matter. He spent 5 whole minutes explaining what stiff-necked meant. He totally drove away the spirit. He talked the whole time so sister Booms and I could say one word. AND he started teaching false doctrine, then wouldn't let us correct him. We barely got an invitation out at the end. He also cut off Sister Butler from bearing her testimony about the Book of Mormon. It is just a terrible situation. Other things happened too and President Shumway is super mad about it. From now on we have to take the Bishop with us or our Ward Mission Leader. It makes me so sad because I personally felt the spirit so strong and I knew Sister Booms did too. We felt so inspired to say something and we physically couldn't. I felt good in the lesson. I felt like I actually knew what I was doing. The worst part is the kids were asking awesome inspired questions and we couldn't answer because of Brother B. We are hoping things go better. I know lots of people in authority have talked to him, so I hope something changes soon. Pray for us!
We got a referral for a guy who has a son that lives in Idaho. The son wants to get baptized in Idaho soon so the dad wants to read the Book of Mormon to know what his son is getting into. He is super nice and sounds like he is going to read it with a desire to learn which is great. We are going to try and teach him and his wife when they get back from Idaho in a couple weeks.
I finally had real biscuits and gravy. It is delicious. Why has nobody made it for me before? I also ate deer which is surprisingly good. Maybe because it was fried and covered in gravy. Works for me though.we are going to a members house for dinner and she is known for serving crazy food like turtle and squirrel. I am terrified. We are definitely blessing that food!
I love you all! I hope you have an amazing week. Can someone please write me and tell me how the chapters from Isaiah in the Book of Mormon is supposed to bring me happiness. Read 2 Nephi 11:8, 2 Nephi 12-24. All it brings me is frustration because I don't even know what it says. The church is still true! Keep reading and praying.