Hey everyone! This week was a great one. We had interviews with President Palmer during the week, and he always has really good advice to give.
After interviews, we had a lesson with one of our investigators from Honduras. She has been keeping her commitments and really she just needs to go to church because she really likes the Book of Mormon. We've seen some cool miracles already with teaching that family.
We contacted a referral the other day and it turns out he was taught before. He's this really cool guy named Pedro and he's from a little beach town in Mexico. He showed us an African parrot he has as a pet that speaks Spanish and is hilarious! He (Pedro, not the bird) told us that he's been reading the book of Moses from the triple combination the other Elders gave him and he told us that when he receives a confirmation, he would want to get baptized! Haha pretty cool.
The rest of the week we spent trying to talk to people. It's a little hard sometimes because most of the people won't even look at us because they think we're ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). So there's a little discrimination going on but the people that recognize us as missionaries are super nice to us, so it's kind of a weird balance.
When we were walking to an investigator's house, who at first we thought was Snoop Dogg, he was actually playing Snoop Dogg on his speaker, asked us how many wives we had. We told him we don't practice polygamy and he seemed disappointed! He told us it was a shame that we couldn't have more than one wife because we look like players!
I loved my birthday package! I really love the binder with the talks in it also! (Joseph received a binder with his extended family’s favorite General Conference printed talks) It's kind of funny because some of those talks were some of my favorites before (namely “The Purifying Power of Gethsemane”, and “Good, Better, Best”). I absolutely loved it and am so grateful for you guys. For my birthday we had a zone training, ate lunch and proselytized. I treated myself to Tepa Taceria (the best tacos in San Joaquin) for dinner and President and Sister Palmer called to wish me a happy birthday. And then my companion got wise and started calling the missionaries here and told them it was my birthday!!!! Haha pretty fun day.
Love you all, have a good week!!