I forgot my jacket and a freezing to death so we will make this email short.
The last week was great. We didn´t have a whole lot of success when it came to finding new people but we did find some people that can potentially progress. We had to revamp our program. The people that were progressing before... are not progressing now so it looks as if we are going to drop them if they don´t start making some progress. Sad day... but necessary so that we can use our time more effectively.
Friday Elder Caal and I were just running around contacting whatever house that was in our path. We had probably contacted 30ish houses without any success (which can do a lot to the moral that one has). We decided that we were going to make our way to a members house to teach them some things from Preach My Gospel when we walked past a house with no lights on. I turned to my companion and said: "no lights, next house." so we started to move on when I thought, "lame excuse not to knock on a house..." We turned and went back to the house. We rang the doorbell, I openly sighed, and we waited. About a minute later my companion said, "no one´s home... lets go." when the door opened.
We were received by a middle aged man and his 9 year old son that has some mental illness. He invited us in and we took a few minutes to get to know him. Once we knew who he was we taught him about the restauration. He listened really well and the spirit was really strong. At the end of the lesson we asked him how he felt and he told us that he felt great. He then said, "Most importantly, as you can see, my son has mental disabilities. He is always hyper and never stops talking. But the entire time that you talked and taught me... he stayed quiet and payed attention." It was just a little miracle but it was enough to help him recognize that our message is true. We have another appointment with him and he is excited to receive us.
Saturday we went Caroling as the Zone in Calderon Park. It is a part that is situated in the center of the city in front of the city´s largest Cathedral. It was really cool. A lot of people stopped to listen to us and of the 18 of us, 2 were always contacting and receiving references. A lot of people want us to visit their houses... they thought it was strange that "Mormons" believe in Jesus Christ... let alone sing songs about his birth!
Like I said, it was a great week. Better weeks to come!
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