Well, muchas sorrys for not writing last week. It has been crazy obviously with all this holiday hubbabaloo. Christmas was amazing being able to say, 'Hey.' to the fam. New Year's was beautiful watching all the fireworks on the roof of our mountain-side apartment and we still have Dia de Los Reyes Magos! YEAH THE WEEK OF ROSCAS (the delicious circle bread that I've craved all year)!!!!! So, yeah, it has been a lil crazy, but that's just my life.
One of the best parts of the week has been finding some amazing people to teach. By far our best day of contacting and finding was New Year's Eve on Saturday (before getting a call from Hna Stutz to head back home at 5:00). We had a hard time scheduling many citas because everyone was busy with holiday plans. So Wolford and I thought it would be a great day to just contact! So after reading the ´Missionary Work and Finding the Elect of God' and reading an amazing lecture called 'The Donaldson Papers' we got an awesome idea to use to contact. Basically, we both prayed for the spirit and revelation as to where to contact during that day. After, Wolford looked at the map and chose 10 streets that he felt were streets where the 'chosen' person would be. After, he gave the list to me and I chose 4 streets. He equally chose 4 and we compared. We had 2 streets in common and knew these were the places. It really encouraged us to contact EVERYONE thinking 'Who could be the chosen one?' Anyway, we end up contacting a young man on the first street which turned out to be a great lesson. We taught about the Book of Mormon and scheduled an appointment for the next week. The best part though was that before we left he actually told us 'I was praying for people like you to come.' We happily replied, 'Us too!' After that experience I couldn't help but keep smiling. Then I look at Wolford and we decide to pray and thank Heavenly Father for answering our prayer. With the last experience you could say we were pretty excited to contact the next street we picked off the list. Of course, we knock on a door, a woman comes out and there is an instant click. By the end of this awesome contact she told us as well, 'What a coincidence that I actually heard you guys...well I guess it's probably not a coincidence.'' Saturday Wolford and I put our faith together and recieved 2 references from God! It was an incredibly uplifting experience and a direct and clear response from Heavenly Father.
So, the work is amazing! I still have to explain about some of our amazing investigators. However, I have no time and a terrible hungry (I'm sorry, I'm weak). I love you all so much! Enjoy your first weeks of 2017 (the year I go home..eeek!)!!!!!
To email Elder Foust, his address is: firstname.lastname@example.org