Amados Hermanos Mios,
What an exhausting but quick week! Here's the lowdown:
Adam from Jersey City came with us to Ma Ji's house earlymormon. He was a boss wizard. He practically taught the whole lesson and we were there as members just helping out. It was a bittersweet lesson since, although the Spirit was strongly present, we dropped Ma Ji from our teaching pool. Elder Dabell later said that this coming week will be full of new investigator miracles. Also , we were able to find three new investigators, Dave and Ernie and Ching. Dave had always known the missionaries in Kearny and is being prepared by the Lord well, coming from a Catholic-atheist background. Ernie and Ching are from the Philippines and are Methodist and Catholic, respectively. Elder Walker loves Filipinos and says that he has never met a Filipino he doesn't like.
We helped Sis. Hill paint again. Her house looks sellable! Also, we attended a baptismal service for Reynaldo, a Hispanic man of 65. We talked with Nayeli, who will be baptized by the Kearny Spanish missionaries into the Lord's Church. She has met with the missionaries for 2 years! We finished the day with 7 lessons! That never happens in the English program!
We finished the week by teaching 22 lessons, two weeks in a row! We overexceeded mission standards!
We got to share this scripture many times this week: Mosiah, which says, "Consider the blessed and happy state of those who keep the commandments of God."
Also, I have been praying about asking President Jeppson to transfer me into the Spanish program.
It's good to hear about things back home, especially about people enlisting in the Lord's work! Deciding about going on a mission will definitely change your life for the better! I know because it has changed my life already.