This week wasn't great but you know, "For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things." You can't always have good weeks. This week we had interviews with President Richardson and those are always good. He is a very inspired man. So we had a pretty rough week this week and were unable to teach very many lessons. We went 2 and a half days of knocking without meeting someone that even accepted a prayer. It is quite difficult to go out everyday and have everyone you talk to in this tiny town, know who you are and what you are there to do and not care. EVERYONE IN THIS TOWN AND IN THIS WORLD NEEDS THIS GOSPEL! But no one is here to listen! To add insult to injury, a bird pooped on my shoulder this week so that was a pretty "crappy" experience.
A quick update on our investigators, we taught Oscar once this week and read Alma 32 with him about seeds and fruits and the fruits of this Church. That was on Tuesday and we were unable to teach him again this week. On the flip side, Ludger, Kimberly, Jean and Patricia got kicked out of their house and now we don't know where they live. So, as you can guess, no one came to church. So this week was pretty rough but still good. (I love how he is trying to stay positive here. )
Sorry about the short email but that is all that happened.
For my last thought I would like to reference 2 Nephi 4:27 "Yea, why should I give way to temptations, that the evil one have place in my heart to destroy my peace and afflict my soul?"
Satan's objective is to take away our peace and to afflict us "for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself." He cannot take part in the blessings or the peace that the gospel brings so he seeks to take those blessings away from us. In Galatians 5:22 & 23 we read that "...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance..." If we seek to have the Spirit to be with us we will be able to feel the peace that can only be found in it's company. So, as Nephi asks,"...why should [we] give way to temptations?"
I hope that you are all doing well and that you do something nice for your mothers (moms) this week!
-- Pa Bliye pou di Manman'w yo ke ou renemen'l
--(Do not forget to tell your mother that you love her!)
Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission
Haitian-ing the Work
Elder Hansen, Dolorex Blanc (a member of the Branch),
Elder Scutt and Elder Oldroyd
Elders Hansen, Scutt, Nelson (visiting after his mission release), Oldroyd and Brown
Ugh, there's garbage everywhere!
It should be called Garbage (Fatra or Poubelle in French) Glade, instead of Belle Glade.
South Bay of Lake Okeechobee
South Bay again
This looks comfy, a nice tile floor to sleep on!