Monday, November 17, 2014

Rain!!

Hey Mom, good to hear from you! This week was pretty slow. We finally have helmets, sort of, so we're off foot now. We just use the other Elders helmets because Elder Groesbeck is a little under the weather, so we take their helmets. Hopefully we'll get helmets for ourselves this week. We've tried really hard to find some in town, but no one in this country wears helmets, so we had zero luck. I think I'll be getting that package on Wednesday,  the zone leaders told me that they'd bring it when they come to Portmore, so I'll let you know next week.

This week has been pretty good, lots of rain. It rained on Friday, and it rained more that one evening than I think it has in 4 months of being here, which is great. It ruined our night because no one wanted to see us, but we still biked around in the dumping rain for 6 hours trying to find people to teach. The week over all has started to pick up. It's not quite so slow anymore, and we're making good progress with a few of our investigators. Elder Pace and I had a long talk the other day about how we need to change our teaching styles, and we're probably going to be dropping more investigators this week. We teach a lot of great people who don't keep our commitments, and we can't do anything with them if they don't progress and strive to learn the truth. So we have to wait until our investigators have the faith to start keeping and following bigger things. We are probably going to need to drop 4 investigators this week, which is really sad. We have one investigator that's had a spiritual witness on the Book of Mormon, but she won't leave her church to come to ours, which is really really sad, because that means she's gained a small portion of the truth, and she isn't going to act on it. We're praying for her though. The way Elder Pace and I see it, we need to teach in a way where the people we see are not confused about why we are there, and what our message means, which means we're probably going to start being more bold. And it probably means we're going to lose some friends. But that's okay I guess. We just really want to find someone who is prepared for our message, and will actually listen. I'm sure it will come. We have some very promising potential investigators that we'll get to visit this week.

Another thought, Elder Pace and I have discussed a lot, is just the idea that conversion never stops. Just because we're human, and we're constantly learning, we should be constantly reevaluating ourselves, and making new goals to do better and stuff like that. So I'm sure I'll have lots of opportunities here on the mission to become converted further and further.

Other wise, boring week. I just finished the Nutella, sad day. And the treats I bought for my birthday are gone, so I should probably start working out again. I've decided my new favorite food in the world is rice and peas. Peas are basically just beans. But I've decided, well made rice and peas, are my new favorite food. Fried chicken with it is really good too. I'm gonna learn to make it!

I also realized the other day that before my mission, I kind of hated missionaries, fun fact! I obviously don't anymore, they're pretty cool. I guess I just never understood really what they were for, or why they were in my house. But cool, not much else this week. Pretty boring, just really rainy. Hope all is well at home though! I miss you all. I'm only 8 weeks from my mission being a quarter done, which is really weird to think about. I hope it doesn't go by any quicker.

Love,
Elder Zeck

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