Tuesday, September 30, 2014

July 14, 2014 We were punted for a reason


This week was pretty good as all of the weeks are!!!:) It was full of a lot of stuff like on Wednesday one companionship of Sister Missionaries in our district moved to a new apartment, so we had to go to their house on Wednesday morning and help them move which was fun. They were actually in the same apartment I was in in San Leon. The house was awful and they finally found a new apartment which we moved them in to. Then, on Saturday E. Hannemann had some interviews in the same place, San Leon. It is about 30 min away from our area and so we got there around 2 pm.  He had interviews and each one was about an hour long and then there was paperwork that had to be done after, so while he was interviewing for 3 to 4 hours I sat outside and talked and sat and talked and sat until 6 when he finished with all of them. It was a super boring day haha but 4 people were interviewed for baptism so it was also good haha. That is the only thing I don't like about being the comp of a district leader is when they interview there is nothing for me to do but sit. Haha Only my trainer, E. Moreno, is my only comp who wasn't a district leader when I was with them. So, I have sat through many interviews haha:)
So, later that day on Saturday we got back home and had an appointment set with a member to go meet their friends and find more people to teach. But, when we got there they said they were too busy and told us to come back on a different day. This appointment was supposed to take us to the end of the night but now we had nothing to do.  Then a thought popped into my head from something one of the APs had said. It was that we are punted for a reason; to find others and teach them. So I told E. Hannemann that we were punted for a reason and we just need to go find that reason/person. 
We had maybe been walking 5 minutes and this old Nanay saw us and said "Hello Elders" so we approached her and started talking to her. She was actually a less active member who had been waiting for Elders to come to her house, but she couldn't find them.  She said we were an answer to her prayers. We went into her house, had a wonderful lesson and she asked me to give her a blessing to help her feel well enough to go to church because she had suffered a stroke and was now pretty weak. So we gave her the blessing and the next day, yesterday, we saw her walking just fine and with a super big smile! She came to church for the first time for a long time. I was so happy to have had that appointment canceled so we could find that Nanay and help her return and show her that Heavenly Father is listening and is still here for her. It was a great week!:)
Then yesterday, Elder Hannemann and I got stranded in our 2nd farthest area from our apartment and had to walk 2 hours to get home.  We got home at 1030 pm. It was super far and we were rather tired after haha but it is now a great story haha:) 
I had a great week and hope you did too!!!:)


Elder Ball

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