This week was crazy! We had to tracking days. It's definitely not my favorite thing in the world. We get home and have to shower because we are soaked in sweat. It definitely gets hot and humid. I can't even straighten my hair because of the humidity, it just won't straighten. Let's just pray we find some investigators so we have people to teach.
Thursday was zone conference. We drove to Springfield at but it was really fun! President Shumway talked about the trinity vs. the Godhead. It is actually really interesting. He also talked about the origin of the Bible. We had some breakout sessions too where we learned about our planners, tracting, otm'ing and other stuff like that. OTM'ing is when you street contact. basically going up to someone in their yard or talking to someone at Walmart about the gospel.
Our mission goal this week was to get 5 otms a day. It is a lot harder than it sounds. But we got 8 yesterday! Zone Conference was really good. I loved it! I am super sad that the Shumways leave at the end of the month. This was probably the last time we would see them.
Everything else has kind of slowed down. The Butler family isn't progressing anymore. Some of them are going to California for 3 weeks, so we can't have lessons with them. We will still go over and read with them but nothing can happen until the rest of them get back. Our other part member family we were teaching probably has a stop on it too, the wife had her baby on Tuesday so we won't see them for a couple weeks.
We did help someone move into Bolivar from Lehi, Utah. Her name is Karen, she is super nice, I actually found out that she worked with Shirstin at Fred Meyer's so you'll have to tell her. It was really cool to meet her. She isn't a member, knows all about the church though, has a got lots. We'll have to meet with her again though. Our investigator Danielle is doing ok. She is progressing because she is reading the Book of Mormon but isn't moving along too much because she still has some other issues she is working through.
We met a family of 3 and the kids talk lots and have strong testimonies of prayer but I when we had our lesson we could barely get a word in. That is the hardest part for everyone we meet- we can't get a word in. Anyways, the mom get super tense at the end of our lesson when we pulled out the Book of Mormon, I guess she didn't know we were mormons. We'll see what happens with them in the next couple of weeks. I think that is everyone.
I didn't have to eat squirrel or turtle at our dinner appointment Friday. Thank goodness it was just chicken! I guess the previous elders in that area had asked for something exotic so she made them turtle. That won't be happening with us!
I hope you are all doing well! If you make it out to Pleasant Grove in July, tell the Shumways I say hi.
Love you lots!