Tuesday, May 8, 2012

One of the best weeks...

Hey Y'all!

So the week went pretty good.  We had one of the best weeks we've had in a while.  So that was way sweet!  But it didn't start out the greatest.  The day after I wrote you and told you about the lady we gave the blessing to, I called her to try and set up an appointment before the weekend.  So I called her and I was super excited to get to meet with her again.  She answered her phone, and I said “Hey how’s it going”...and then when I asked if we could come by on Saturday, and she said “well, I prayed and God told me that I need to return to the Catholic Church...please don't come by.  I'll give you a call when I want you to come back”.  At that point it felt like a semi had slammed into my chest and I was like NOOOOOO (in my head of course) and It just sucked so much!!  She wrapped up the conversation quickly so I couldn't say much, and then once she had hung up, the NOOOOOO became audible.  Then when I told Elder Head, he did about the same thing.  It just was not any fun, especially after we had just finished talking about how awesome she was, and making some sweet plans to help her progress.  Then to put the icing on the cake we ran into another of our investigators a few days later, and he informed us that he was going back to the Dominican Republic, and that he leaves tomorrow.  So two of what I thought were our best investigators have just fallen through our hands.  Not a very fun thing if I do say so myself.

But hey aside from that life is great.  You know what they say “when life is going great Satan works his hardest”.  So that must mean things are going pretty good if Satan's gonna work that hard to make me lose two investigators in one week.  But yeah I really don’t have a whole lot to talk about this week.  Oh, I found out yesterday that my Support Card for my mission was compromised (someone copied it), so I had to put a freeze on my account, and it was just a hassle, so I lost my funds temporarily.  Luckily they were able to release some funds so that I could buy my metro card this morning, but yeah, that's a little annoying.  And as for the weather here, it's been pretty bipolar.  It's rainy and muggy one day, then sunny the next.  Currently is raining.  Once it stops and gets warm it makes the heat suck even more because it gets super humid and disgusting.  It would be great though If I weren't a missionary and didn't have to wear a white collared shirt. 

So today Elder Bartlett and I are gonna go down to Macy's because he needs to buy some new shoes with a little more ankle support, and his companion didn't want to go.  So that should be fun.  It's cool, because normally we can’t go south of 59th street, but Macy's in on 34th street. 

Oh, and also this last Sunday we had this great 5th Sunday lesson from the bishop about media and sharing the gospel.  And after when everyone was leaving I walked out the back of the gym, and turned the corner, and found a bunch of members surrounding this lady that had strait up passed out in the middle of the hallway, and unfortunately no one caught her.  So she fell pretty hard, and it took about 2 minutes to pull her out of it, and it was pretty crazy.  She was so out of it, and I'm pretty sure she might have a small concussion.  Luckily she seemed pretty good by the time I actually left the church, and the Relief Society sisters where doing a great job of watching over her.

But yeah, that's about all I've got to say for this week.  I hope all continues to go well, and that you have a super awesome week.

Love, Carson