Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekly Update (Valentines Day)

How are you all doing? Happy Valentine's Day! This holiday doesn't really make any difference in the work... Haha. Well this week has been a pretty good one. Sorry if my letter doesn't make much sense this week. I've got a lot of things on my mind and it's kind of hard to focus on what to write... However here we go!
This week we've seen some great things happen. My mission companion and I have been working hard trying to find new people to teach. One day we were knocking doors but couldn't find many people who spoke Spanish, which was hard because I was the only one speaking because Elder ***** doesn't speak much English. However we said a prayer to find someone that needed us and the next door we found a couple from Cuba. They were on their way out the door and I had a strong feeling to talk to them, so we did. They gave the excuse that they were leaving and asked if we could come back another day. We asked if we could just leave a blessing in their home and they accepted. We left the blessing and they loved it. We asked if we could come back and share a message with them and they said, "Could you come back tomorrow? No wait, we can't tomorrow, how about the next day?" They definitely felt the Spirit and wanted us to come back as soon as possible.
We came back and taught them about the Atonement. As we were teaching he brought up his concern about how he doesn't like the cross, he believes that there are a lot of things missing from the Bible, and feels like Christ needs to tell us which path to take because there are so many different religions teaching different things... He told us all of these things after the closing prayer... I wish we would have taught the Restoration lesson first. However, we will be returning soon to solve all of his questions! They're really nice people. It was funny, when we started the lesson we started to get to know each other. Like always, they ask why I'm American and know Spanish. The man lived in Peru for a while and had stuff in his home from Peru so my companion and theywere talking about all of the stuff they had from Peru. Then I pointed to couch and asked, is this from America? They all started to laugh. It was a good ice breaker.
Last Saturday as we were riding home along the river and my mission companions bike broke. His gear like bent and doesn't work. So these past couple days have been a little frustrating because we can't work like we're used to. Hopefully it'll all work out soon! So you were saying how many people were asking about how I was doing and you said, "The Shirley's (they were visiting)" They moved?!? Since when?! I can't believe that the Olympics were 10 years ago... Super crazy! Time flies... Well that's all I’ve got to say this week. Sorry again for the randomness of this letter. It's not a very good one. Hopefully next Sunday we'll be having a baptism for the mom and son we are teaching! Please pray for them! Well I love you all very much! Have a great week!
-Elder David B. Fullmer

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