(Elder Andrasko experienced an earthquake this week) JC is such an awesome place!
Whitewashing is pretty hard, the last missionaries didn't leave us a lot to work with, but we have been finding a lot of new people every single day! The biggest problem is finding those people who want to progress. We had church tours set up with a few different people, but none of them showed up, which was a huge bummer, and all week we invited people to the baptism on Saturday, but again nobody showed up.
This week we are going to sift through all of our investigators this week and separate the wheat from the tares, and really work with those who are wanting to progress.
One funny thing that happened is we went to visit a former investigator, he was a really nice guy, but he is so stuck in his ways and not willing to change at all. And at the end he was just trying to recruit us to the army, he spent 10 years as a recruiter.
We also found a family this week that is willing to meet with us every day! I'm not sure their last name, because everyone in the family has a different one, but I'm super excited to start working with them. Hopefully we can spark a desire and help them work towards baptism!
There isn't a lot of people that we are working with right now, we are doing a lot of finding and street contacting, which I haven't done most of my mission, so it's a little foreign to me. Hopefully we really get to know the members and start working with them to find people.
It's always weird to get on the army base, we have to get a pass every seven days, then drive to the gate and show them our pass, and every so often they have a random vehicle inspection. So it takes a little bit of effort, but most members in the ward either live in base or in a small town 30 miles away.
Elder Stirling is doing great! It's like I barely have to teach him anything, he always has a positive attitude and is willing to try
anything. Sometimes though I tell him, "alright this is your door" but I then forget and end up talking anyway, I feel bad about that haha. But when I do give him the chance to talk he does super well. Hopefully I can be with him for all 12 weeks of his training, that would be the longest I've been with a companion haha.
Not much else to talk about, hopefully this next week will be full of miracles!
- Elder Andrasko
Sorry no pictures this week!