April 25, 2016
We had a great week over here!! The weather has been nuts. We've had some hard rain on and off here, but the flooding is elsewhere so thats nice. It doesnt flood over thanks to good city engineering and drainage. Plus, our apartment is on the third floor, which is fun to carry groceries or bikes all the way up haha. We stayed in last week but it wasn't all day. We were able to go out in the afternoon and didn't stay in any more after that. I've seen the pictures of the temple!! Yeah, thats amazing. Looks really pretty with the reflection though. We haven't done any clean up or flood service. We're waiting to hear back.
But as far as the work goes... Things were awesome this week. We were able to find a new investigator named Dmitri. We were walking through a trailer park looking for people to street contact and we saw some black dude and his wife hanging out on their porch so we waved and said hi but didnt go up to them becuase we thought they were busy. Then a few seconds later the Spirit totally chastened me and was like "dude, go back over there and talk to them, they will listen" So we turned around and I just said " Hey! Can we show you somethin?" And they let us come up and talk to them. He said his name was Dmitri and he was with his mom. He's like 40 yrs old. But they were way happy we came back to talk to them and I told them I just felt prompted. Then I got our Restoration pamphlet out and taught a quick lesson to them. They enjoyed it and said we can come at any time. The Lord is truly preparing people to speak to us and we just have to listen to his promptings.
We also were able to have a good lesson with Dan again. This was my second time teaching him. We read from the Book of Mormon with him because we weren't sure if he had been reading it. He said he liked how we just read for our lesson because it forced him to read and he knew that he should be reading every day. He was going to come to church, but then his wife had to stay home and study for finals which meant he had to stay home and watch the kids. Once finals are over both he and his wife will be more open and able to make it to church.
Austin is doing great. She took my companion and Elder Glover out to lunch. It kind of stunk becuase they went to a way popular bbq place called Killens and I was on exchange that day in Elder Glovers area in the ghetto of South Houston, haha. But its all good, glad they had fun. They were able to have a lesson with Austin there. She didn't make it to church due to a trip out of town, work related. I told her that I had family that lived there, yeup. I also asked her what they call people from the boonies of Lousiana and she said it, and we laughed because its kind of crude.
We got the bikes out this week. We biked a whole marathon on Saturday because of great weather and limited miles left on our car. My new comp and I get along really well. We are able to talk about anything, we agree on a lot of plans and we just have fun. There are times when we bug each other or we may disagree, but we don't hold on to it and let it go quickly
Love you tons. Elder Janz