Monday, July 22, 2013

Mouse Infestation

Another great week.  Not gonna lie, there are definitely tough moments, but at the end of the day you only remember the good ones. 

We have a little bit of a mouse infestation. It has quite a great story to go with it though.  We bought some fly paper last week because no matter where you are, there are always ten flies buzzing around you. We placed them on the ground in hopes of catching a few.  We went to bed and awoke the next morning to find 6 mice stuck to the fly paper instead. Yes, 6 mice. Yeah that's how we do.  Who needs mousetraps? Throughout the rest of the week we caught 4 more.  Last week we were running around, trying to smack them with different objects trying to kill them. Didn't work too well.  We've killed about 15 or so in the past few weeks. NBD. 

So after a Branch Activity, the best part of the day occurred.  We were working with a few of the elders from our ward and it was getting a little late so we began to head back towards home.  One of the Elders pointed out a house and insisted that we try this one last time.  So we did.  The house belonged to a less active member by the name of Jasem that hasn't been to church for quite a few years.  He's married to a non-member and has one young child.  They kindly let us into their house and allowed us to share a message.  Since his wife wasn't a member of the church, we began with lesson one. The lesson went great.  The spirit was strong and there was actually active participation by MaryJin (the name of Jasem's wife).  At the end of the lesson we invited her to baptism.  She excitedly accepted.  She didn't just say yes either, she said "syempre", which means "of course".  I was as excited and giddy as a little schoolgirl. We then proceeded to extend an invitation to church.  This is where you really discover if a person is truly sincere about their desire to learn.  She is. The next day both Jasem and MaryJin attended church.  I was so happy.  It was such a great experience.  All that finding we've been doing is finally paying off.  PLUS we had the highest church attendance we've had since I’ve been here.  Last week we had 72, this week we had 107.  Not too shabby.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I love seeing picture of Trevor with all the cute little children! So awesome! He sounds like he is doing so good!