Thursday, November 8, 2012
October 22 email-Great Week!
Well it sure was a great week here in Centreville! We had a hard time finding people to teach though so that was kinda rough. But both of the lessons that we did have were awesome! At the first one, the lady we are teaching made us homemade Tostadas and man were they good! We taught her about the Word of Wisdom with a guy from our ward and it went really well. Our other lesson was with this guy named Bankoli from Sierra Leone who we've been teaching for a few weeks now, we taught him all about the Plan of Salvation and he loved it! At the end of the lesson he told us that he would like to be baptized as a member of our church on November 3rd! I'm so excited! Plus he came to church for the first time and made it a point to tell us that, after we explained why we call each other Brother or Sister and the person's last name, that he now prefers to go by Brother Large haha how cool of a last name is that too? He really fit in great with the ward though, he made some great friends but his only difficulty was getting them to understand what he was saying haha, he has a pretty thick African accent (he's only been in the U.S. like 4 weeks), so whenever he would tell people he was from "Sierra Leone, West Africa" they would have to keep asking him to repeat it over and over until we said it haha. I don't know why they had such a hard time, we understand him just fine haha. So that was all around a great time at church. Also a pretty big highlight to our week was this past Saturday was Centreville day! It turns out that's really a holiday here haha so they had a pretty big fair thing with all sorts of booths and we set up a Mormon booth with the Centreville 2nd ward and hung out there for the day talking to the people that walked by. We also had a sign out front for "Free Family Photos!" since we are so big into having the family together, and we just told the people we would deliver the pictures to their houses after we print them out, so we got their address and permission to stop by! So we might get some new people to teach from that! But it was a lot of fun getting to be there talking to people about the church the whole day. We passed out probably over 100 pass along cards while we were there too, we were giving them to everyone we could haha. So overall it was a really great week! The weather here is still beautiful, 60's and 70's every day and the trees are all sorts of red and orange, I'm making sure to take lots of pictures! Well I hope everyone is having a great week wherever you are! I love and miss you guys lots!