It has been a wonderful week of small and wonderful miracles! Mainly miracles as far as work is concerned. Normally the last week of the cycle seems pretty slow and the energy kind of dies out, BUT! This week was great! Plans were made, goals were set, and spirits were lifted. It's just the perfect situation to make any missionary happy do what they're doing.
The zone did great and we saw a lot of success, but Elder Choc and I had an incredible week. We did divisions twice again this week, but the days we did have together were awesome. We found a lot of new people to teach this week and had amazing lessons with each one of them. Remember also, that it's Elder Choc's last week here on the mission, so we had to make it a great one.
We had one lesson on Saturday that by far was the highlight of the week. It was an appointment with a girl we contacted earlier in the week. We actually didn't think she would be there because we knocked on her door and talked to her without her actually opening the door. Normally by how much the door is opened we can measure their level of interest so obviously the odds of her being there and accepting us seemed pretty slim to us. However, she was there andwas interested. Her mom came in and asked us questions and then listened to us as well. The environment was perfect. They truly wanted to know what our message was about and asked questions, participated. It felt comfortable and easy to give the lesson which (in case you didn't know) doesnt always happen the first lesson. The spirit was so strong and it was just perfect. It was especially powerful as we explained the First Vision of Joseph Smith with them. As I shared Joseph's experience and testified of it's truthfulness, my heart burned and I felt so much happiness and love. Love for the two people we were teaching, love for my amazing companion Elder Choc, and love for my Heavenly Father for letting me be apart of this wonderful experience. We committed them to come to church the next day (they came too!!!!) then we left. Walking to our next cita Elder Choc tells me, ''As you taught the First Vision, it hit me. This was the last time I'll teach the Restoration as a missionary.'' I didn't even notice, but he even cried a bit in the lesson. I'm so glad that his last lesson with investigators was an awesome experience and that I was given the opportunity to be a part of it.
So, Elder Choc heads home and the entire zone basically has changes. Yep, I'll have to get to know an entire new group of elders including two new district leaders (and my comp as well of course). It has been a crazy week and I know I'm about to have another one. Pero, así es la misión. Thanks for all your love and support, you guys are amazing and I love and miss every one of you! Have an amazing week!
To email Elder Foust, his address is: firstname.lastname@example.org