Sunday, August 23, 2015

17 August 2015 -- Omaha is "The Bomb," yea verily!

What a great week! Omaha is the Bomb! We continue to find people to teach and are finding a ton of success almost every day.
This week we had a really cool experience with a less-active family. We got a referral to go visit a family and when we went over, there was a lot of people at the house--like 16 or 17.  The grandma of the family all of her 6 children were baptized  (4 live with her) and those four children have kids that also live there. Cozy!  They were really excited to be able to meet with us. We found out that two of the kids are old enough to be taught the lessons and the family is all for it, so we should be getting two new investigators this week! That was an amazing find and I'm really excited to be able to teach them and see them progress.
While on exchanges with my District Leader this last week, we were in the ghetto--which is always exciting.  We went to an apartment complex to follow-up with some people that Elder Hansen and I had contacted earlier, when all of a sudden, two women get into this fight...and it was crazy! They were about to go ham on each other when two other people got in the middle of it a broke it up. My companion and I just looked at each other and were trying not to laugh because there were all sorts of interesting names being called.  If it hadn't been for the two who intervened and broke it up, things would not have ended well. It was funny in a way because EVERYONE in the apartment complex came out and was just watching it all happen. Later that night, we went back to see if we could catch our contacts at a better time, but when we got there, there were 20 more people in the mix and the cops had shown that was pretty intense.
The other day, we went to another place in the same neighborhood to contact some people when this truck pulled up.  They needed help moving of course we offered our services and they gladly accepted.  After we were done helping this family move in, everyone near by joined in shouting praises to Jesus for sending us there at that time.  "A blessing in disguise," that's what we were :)  So that was pretty fun. 
I love serving in this area..normally back home, I probably would have been scared to death of being in a place like this, but I feel no fear--just excitement and love for the people here!  Things are going really well and I'm having a great time!

Thanks for the package.  I have eaten all of the fruit snacks and I'm now working on the dill pickle chips! Transfers are coming up this Friday but it's unlikely that I'll move--though you never know what will happen.  As far as shopping is concerned, we generally shop at Wal-Mart though we don't buy a ton because the members we live with continually stock our fridge and cupboards; they get after us if we buy a lot of our own groceries.  You also asked about how many hours we spend at church on Sundays--only three hours. In Sheridan, we were at church 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Yes, I'm still going to send my bicycle home as instructed, just haven't really gotten around to it because there are actually things to do here on P-day.

That's too bad that Cort got a cavity..He never gets them though, so I guess he ought to brush better? haha! There is nothing worse than knowing that you have to go back and face the drill.  Afterwards you are super hungry but can't eat anything.  No, I don't think I overreact about going to the dentist. 
Well love you all hope that you have a great week!

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