4 months so far. Feels faster! Things are going good over here and it seems as though everyone is doing good so far over there. I pray for you guys all the time and I know that you do for me too. Thank you, it means a lot.
This last week was pretty cool. I had a bad head cold for about half of it but we were able to still go out and work. IDK what it is, but it seems that as soon as one of us gets over some sort of sickness, the other one comes down with something.
We started a thing at church last week where we give a Book of Mormon out to someone in Priesthood opening exercises and Relief Society and invite them to hand it out to someone in the next week and report on it the next Sunday. Last week our ward mission leader set the example and was able to hand one out to a person that he works with. Also this is the first one he has handed out, seeing that he has only been a member for 5 years. This week we had 2 young men volunteer. It was awesome, we knew one of them was going to volunteer because we had had a lesson at their house and role-played how to give a Book of Mormon away, but we were totally not expecting the second person. People are really starting to get the spirit of missionary work, which has been our goal these last few months.
My ultimate goal is to get someone to have their friends over for a lesson with us, everything seems to work better when we are able to teach someone in a members home. The best thing is, is that we already have a list of families that are working toward that goal with us. When members and us work together it always makes the work more productive. I LOVE IT!
Sorry for the shortness, but just know that I love and pray for all of you and hope that I try and be a good example. You guys are all awesome!
Elder Garrett Darren Smith