I am not quite sure what to say since I talked to ya'll yesterday, but I guess I could fill you in on this week that was full of lots of biking and talking to strangers. Yeah, in my past life that would have never had happened. 1. I remember dying riding bikes at the gym let alone in good ole hill-filled Lake Nona and 2. Never would I ever randomly go up to strangers and talk about Jesus Christ and His restored, but here I am doing it all day, errday.
We have two investigators right now both of which belong to part member families. The greatest quote I have ever heard of finding people to teach would have to be "The best investigators are behind the doors of part member families." Ain't that the truth. The Spanish Elders in the ward had a baptism this weekend and a dad of a part member family shows up. We start talking with him and he asks us when we are coming over this week, so we are going to start working with him along with every part member family we can in this area.
President Berry has recently changed the standards of excellence with a goal of having 14 member presents a week......... *cricket cricket*...... it's not impossible, but it is going to take some work. I am so grateful for members though and not just for the food that they so willingly feed us, but for their desire to share the gospel and to help us carry out the work. There is this one member in specific who after feeding us insisted that she came out with us. This was ideal because one of our investigators lives a few houses down. Not only did she drop what she was doing and come with us, but when the investigator wasn't there she was walking up to people and sharing the gospel before we could open our mouths. As I have been able to serve with and around members it has really helped me to know the kind of member I want to be when I return home. I have seen countless examples of members who so willingly do anything we ask them. I have seen Senior Couples (aka the Clares) go out of their way to help someone in need without being asked to do so. I want to be someone who doesn't have to be repeatedly told to help or do something, but I just want to do it. I want to live a life like Nephi.
I promise my letter quality will improve next week... or the week after that. Transfers are next week so my mind will be racing a gazillion miles per hour again.
I am so grateful for this gospel and for my best friend, Jesus Christ.
ps. pray that I don't get eaten by a gator today