Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Happy February (still)!

Hello my friends and family!

It was an intense week! Very rainy. We got soaked on a few occasions, but overall it was a very good week.

I'm at a loss for things to write about because there weren't too many huge things this week.

The lessons we had this week were particularly good. We both feel like it's because we know our investigators very well and have built up a good relationship and trust with them, which is crucial. We taught Nadir on Monday and Tuesday in the internet cafe that he works in. It's hard sometimes because people interrupt us, but it's literally the only place and time we can meet him at the moment so we have to make do. He still does amazing job understanding everything that we teach him which is a tremendous blessing.

On Saturday we taught an investigator we've taught about 6 times named Ron. He's such a good guy. He has a very humble heart and great faith in the Lord. He loves everything we've taught him and is praying about when he should be baptized, so things are going great.

Later that day we taught and investigator we started teaching about a month ago named Ivan. Ivan is a very humble man as well. He has had contact with the church before and remembered having a Book of Mormon but didn't recollect anything we've taught so far but he really enjoys it as well. He has come to church with us a couple times and came with us yesterday so he is doing great as well!

Tonight we are going to teach a family that Elder Foster and I found on exchange! They were all making bread when we talked to them so they seem pretty close. We are really looking forward to it. They live pretty close to the chapel as well which is always a big plus!

The most eventful thing, at least when it comes to reading them in an email, happened on Saturday when we got locked out of our flat. I won't say who it was but all I will say is that it wasn't Elder Chrimes. We hurried back to our flat at 10 to 9 (PM) so that we could grab some money and have time to put it on our bus passes and still be able to get in on time. We dropped off some of our heavy stuff and right as we walked out and heard the door close behind us I froze... We spent the next 20 minutes trying to use a coat hanger to turn the handle through the letterbox with no luck. The good part is that we were able to go stay with the other Elders, but we didn't have any of our things apart from our planners, bus passes, our phone, and soaking wet clothes.

But as we arrived at the other Elders' flat we saw that the corner shop near their flat where we could update our bus cards was closed so we had to run way up the road into a shopping area and find a shop that was open. But none of them were open. We ran around for 10 minutes before we finally found a shop that was open and ended up walking into their flat drenched from head-to-toe at 9:55. I was going to take a picture of how wet we were, but I preferred drying off to standing there all wet any longer, so I hope you understand.

Probably the worst part is that we didn't have our suits to wear to church yesterday so we just went in sweaters, but it wasn't too big of a deal. Nobody said anything so that was nice. All in all it was a fun evening!

I love you all so much! I truly do.

Turns out I can send a picture, not very interesting, but still pretty cool. 1,234 emails.

Elder Draney

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