Pues entonces este semana fue mío bueno.
So we really improved on a lot of things this week. One of them was OYM's or Opening Your Mouth to random people on the street. Usually we just get about 10 a week. But this week we really focused on getting more and we had a lot of success. This week we had 69 OYM's. Almost all of them were English so no new investigators for us but we did find two new investigators for the English Elders.
The best thing that happened this week was our lesson with Isabel. She is having a hard time with her marriage and is currently going through a divorce. She asked us for a priesthood blessing and before we gave her the blessing we wanted to explain the priesthood and what a blessing can do as long as the recipient has faith. She said that she knows it will help her because she received one from other Elders before us and it helped her then. So we gave her a blessing of comfort and taught her about prayer. We told her that the next step for her is to be baptized and to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost so she can be sanctified and have that guidance in her life. She agreed and she is going to be baptized on the second of January.
The worst part of this week happened the next day. It was late and we didn't have any lessons planned so we went to an apartment complex in which we knew everyone was Hispanic and just knocked on every door. By our 17th door we had someone invite us in. We started to teach them the restoration. They seemed really interested and right when we got to the Joseph Smith part of the lesson a drunk Mexican stumbled into the apartment. He sat down and listened to the Joseph Smith story. Before we could get to the Book of Mormon the drunk guy says "why do we need Joseph Smith's church? I have faith in Christ and what is a prophet?" So we tried to explain who a prophet was to this guy and we asked him if he knew who Abraham was and we showed him a picture. "Yeah that's Jesus and he built an ark and Jesus was born on top of the ark and killed a bunch of people with water." After that we just left. The other people weren't paying attention anymore anyways so we said thank you and left. That was about an hour wasted.
During personal study this week I learned more about the definition of faith, which is an action, and it's changed pretty much everything I do especially what I pray for. It's also changed the way I teach and work.
I hope everyone is doing well, Elder Austin