This week we were able to find a new investigator. While we were outside, talking to her, someone driving their car pulled out from an intersection and got t-boned from a pickup truck. All of us jumped when this collision happened, so we went over and made sure that everyone was alright. When everyone involved said that they were alright our investigator looked at us and said, "Ok let's get back to what you were talking about". We are pretty sure she is interested.
We spent a lot time this week in meetings and went on exchanges, which was awesome. We were able to teach some less-active members. It was pretty good but I am very excited to find and teach these next few days.
Last night we had a member invite us over to lunch after church. This family is from Chile and fed us a huge Chilean meal called "a poor person's steak". Not sure why they call it that but they fed us so much food that we barely made it to the car. We went straight from that to the hospital to visit a member that was sick. And straight from that to a member's house for dinner. These members are from El Salvador and gave us this huge soup full of rice, potatoes, shrimp and fish. When we finished (we were just about dead), they put a massive plate of food in front of us. So we started to battle our way through the meal, trying to stay awake, and somehow we finished. Upon finishing, my clothes felt a little tighter, my heart was beating faster, and my stomach was past "maximum occupancy". I knew I was going to have to push my limits in the mission, but this mountain was just a little higher to climb than the others have been. I learned that through determination and an attitude of unapologetic zeal, no limits can hold us back, and there can be no end to our greatness.
Similarly, through the Atonement of our Savior, and humbly and obediently obeying his commandments, we can receive comfort in knowing that not only immortality is in store for us, but eternal life, which is living forever in happiness, with our very personal and very loving Eternal Father, as well with Jesus Christ.My year-mark package
My companion and I at lunch
A youth we helped prepare for his mission