Well, this last week has been an interesting one. Not too much really exciting has happened, but there were a few moments. As you can guess from the title I got a little ill, but more on that later. First some of the good stuff:
Over this last week we have spent a lot of time trying to find our many potential investigators, doing some old fashioned door-knocking, and though not much has come from it yet, I sincerely believe that something good will come from our efforts to find this people. Recently I heard a story about how a person got baptized after some missionaries knocked on their door, and the records in the missionaries area book was 12 years old! So I have hope that something will happen, as our records only go back a few years at most.
Shortly after e-mailing last week my zone had a zone activity at a nice member's home. There was pizza, soda, root beer floats, and multiple other goodies! Also there was Ultimate Frisbee and Kickball. Rather than play, I took the opportunity to catch up with Elder Tyger, the only other Elder to come from my MTC group into the Carlsbad mission. We socialized and played Ping-pong, and watched all the other Elders, and a few Sisters, play the big games. But I did take some pictures of these games, so those will be included (my companion is the one in the tie-dye shirt and red shorts).
This past week Elder Rupper and I have been able to find and meet with some more of the wards recent converts and less active members, so that has been great! We also had dinner with one of our investigators, a 10 year old boy, and his mother, a convert of about 5 years, so that was really good!
Now on to the less than exciting part: Saturday night and all through Sunday my stomach hurt really bad, I'm not sure if it was something I ate, or something else, but it was bad enough that Elder Rupper and I stayed in on Sunday, with the exception of Church. It was not fun, because we weren't able to go out and work, and we had to cancel an appointment with a particularly enthusiastic recent convert of ours. It was so sad! But thankfully my stomach is feeling a lot better now, so that experience is over with, and we can now focus on missionary work again!
That's pretty much all I have to say this week. The scripture I'll leave with you all is one of my favorite Proverbs, it's 17:22, and it says: "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." And even though the last day and a half was pretty bad for me, I still tried to keep my spirits up as much as possible, and I believe that has helped me, and always having a good attitude is something that I think is very important in this work, or in any other aspect of life.
Talk to you all next week! Oh, by the way, transfer calls came this last Saturday, I'm staying in Temecula and so is Elder Rupper. So nothing new there. Just thought you should know. Bye!