This week has been pretty cool. We had a lot of opportunities to teach our investigators. Marina (an older woman we are teaching) is usually really quiet and it is hard to find out what she understands from what we taught. We have started reading the Book of Mormon with her and that has really helped. We were explaining the dream of Lehi and at the end she said today I found out I need to be reading more of this book. I was shocked. Usually she doesn't say anything. so I asked her how she knew that and she said, "I don't know I just feel that is what I need to do" we were able to explain the role of the Holy Ghost in helping her to know what god wants. Usually she only stays for Sacrament Meeting, but yesterday she stayed for Sunday School as well. Way cool.
Easter isn't until May 5th here. They haven't done anything yet.
Funny story for the week: yesterday we were tracting. We rang the doorbell and we heard them unlock the door and then we heard him say "open the door!" I was really confused because usually that is there job...so we opened the door and there is this guy holding back a HUGE DOG. So we explain what we are doing he started losing control of the beast and so he yelled "throw it!" so I threw a family proclamation to the world into the apartment and then we closed the door really fast. We heard a little bit of a tussle and then he yelled, "thank you!" it was cool.
I don't really remember what else happened...oh, just so you know. We know now can email for an hour and half and we can email friends. So...cool. Anyway I love you all! Good luck with everything. I hope conference is good:)
Advice for Bronson...the MTC is a really cool place. It is going to be hard, and you will wonder at least once what you have gotten yourself into but it is so worth it. You have the opportunity to be saturated with spiritual experiences. More than anything that is what is most important about the MTC. You are going to stress about learning the language, but try not to worry too much. Know that Heavenly Father has your back. He wants you to succeed and will help you do that if you humbly work with diligence. Learn how to recognize when you are feeling the spirit and what it is telling you to do and you will be successful. Remember that learning the language is the best way for you to acquire Christ like attributes. So, when it is hard, just know that you are learning at the feet of the Master. He knows you, and he is forming you into the servant he needs for the people he is preparing for you. Missions are the coolest thing in the world! Also, working together with your companion is really important. Always trying to be there for them, when it is hard for you, will teach you charity. When the work is love driven it is a lot easier. Alright that is all for now :) Good luck!! Becky don’t feel too sad. Your son is about to realize how much you have done for him and will be so grateful for your example of Christ like service in the church. And the Lord blesses the families of missionaries. Read D&C 31 it is way cool.
ps. It would be cool if you could do something for Smitty's baby. She is having a girl:)