This has been a great week for finding! We found two new friends ourselves, and the AP's came and knocked in our area Wednesday night and found us 4 more!!! They are amazing!!! Sadly those appointments fell through (that has been happening a lot these past two weeks, what do you do) but we have plans to visit them this coming week. We, as a mission, have been steadily hitting our finding goal, and it is just the best feeling ever! This is who we are, and the excitement, the urgency, and the desire to truly serve from the heart, to "Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts" is growing! I love how Elder Holland used the term "mature" in his conference talk on Ministering, we are all truly maturing spiritually into more converted sons and daughters of God!
We went to Flamingo Gardens for service this week, and it was so fun! We were able to paint benches and walk through some of the park while we waited for one to dry so we could move the paint blanket underneath (the name of what those things are called is currently escaping me) They even fed us lunch for free :) This persistent Ibis bird stole Sister Thurman's tomato, though, and somehow she got an eye infection from it called Blufaritis(or something like that..) poor girl. Its kind of hilarious, though, because Sister Smith. who was companions with Sister Bohlen before I came into this area, had gotten it too! She is currently living with our STL's so she was able to call them and talk to her about what it was like, what she needs to do, etc.
We were invited by our investigator Jennifer to go to a fundraiser lunch for Jamaican High Schools on Saturday, so we went after service(moving again! Word spreads fast!) and my oh my was that interesting! They had music blasting, I couldn't shout loud enough for my companion, right beside me, to hear what I was saying unless I spoke directly into her ear! Needless to say, we didn't stay longer that was polite, haha, as my companion said, "The Spirit left." We showed our support, though, she is the vice president of the organization that put it together.
Saturday night was the young men's auction/fundraiser//spaghetti dinner for their camp, and it was at the church. The feeling between the two activities was drastic. I love the church, and how when we get together in a spirit of love, support, and service, we make memories that are lasting, meaningful, and uplifting. The Church is true! What more can I say?
I Love you all, have an amazing week!!!
Les Quiero Mucho,
We got all of the leftovers from the Spaghetti Dinner, haha
Our Double Zone Activity last P-day--SO FUN!!!
This chain reaction of the two elders is so funny, he realized what Elder Marshall's "funny" pose was hahahaha