It has been another swell week here in the Golden State of Cali.
This week was swell because we were able to put one of our investigators, Tony, on date for baptism for September 10th. No, I will not be here but it is still a blessing to be able to teach him and to see him progress. He is the most golden of our resent investigators.
Another miracle happened this week. We sort of dropped our investigator Michael because he was smoking like a chimney and had no intentions of stopping. BUT, this week I went on exchanges with my Sister Training Leader, Sister Knight, and we stopped by to see how he was doing. He said he missed seeing us and he has cut down to half a pack a day (a true miracle.) We taught him a short lesson and then at the end Sister Knight asked if he would be baptized and he said "yeah I probably will" which is a HUGE improvement. So, yes she has a gift and miracles happen on exchanges.
We have an investigator who lives on Cal State East Bay campus, like the actual campus not in an apartment. AKA shes homeless. Her name is Mary and she has been coming to church every week since I got here. We teach her every Sunday after church. We have seen little to no progression because this sweet African American lady is absolutely CONVINCED that the holy spirit dun came upon her and she dun baptized herself in the bay and that she dun not need to be baptized again. We have tried everything but the woman is CONVICED. If you have any suggestions on how we can help this soul please let me know asap!
I am so grateful for my time here in this mission and I can't believe I only have about a week left here! I wouldn't have chosen to serve anywhere else, for sure. It has been awesome! I am way pumped to get back to the square though and see some of my good friends. I love you fam and be lookin for a surprise comin to you sooooon :) bye now!
|Random proselyting selfie. Yes, that is a giant mirror and various appliances on the side of the road!|
|Our district in San Francisco after zone training meetings on Friday.|
|Yes, I am very white!|
|Family pic in our Hayward zone T's|