This week there isn't a whole ton to report on. It was a week full of all kinds of administrative stuff, which can be so much more tiring and so much less fulfilling than missionary work. I guess it is missionary work, but it doesn't feel like it. I'll give you some updates on the work:
1) The Schumans are being taught by the missionaries from the ward they live in. They should be doing well, and I hope they continue progressing and gaining testimonies.
2) Alissa didn't make it to church on Sunday, but we are meeting with her today and hopefully it will go really well. I think she'll be super receptive and ready to be baptized.
3) We didn't get to teach anyone in the University ward this week, but we set up appointments with both Calebs (actually I think one is spelled Kaleb) this week.
4) All in all, this week was a week of setting up appointments and getting ready for this week. It's kind of discouraging when you have a week like that, but we're going to have a great week this week.
5) Cool experience of the week: We were in a meeting for Peakview ward yesterday before church, and we had a little bit of time in between church and the meeting. So we went tracting in a neighborhood right next to the church. We were "spirit-guided" (tried to focus on where the Spirit was telling us to go) to a street and we knocked the first door...nobody was home. Knocked the second one...it was a guy whose best friend was a Mormon and he is set in his church. Knocked the fourth one because we skipped the third because the lady and kids went inside the garage and shut the door. Nobody was home. Then we felt like we should go back and knock the house with the lady that went into the garage. We did, and she answered. She said that she had been on a 17 year mission to the Lakota Indians and helping people find God. We talked to her and in the beginning she said that she was good with what she believed (kind of closing us off). We talked for a while and we really felt like she needed to be invited to look into our church. We testified and invited her too, and she lit up a little bit. She said she had never been invited before, but she wants her children and grandchildren to be able to follow in Christ's footsteps. We took down her number and she has ours and we should be able to meet with her and her husband sometime in the next couple of weeks. She said she has known Mormons and has always been impressed with their outlook on life, and their perspective. Her name is Lucy Bighead (her husband is Lakota and that's his tribal name). It was a way cool experience to be guided on a doorstep to do what we need, to help children of God to come closer to Him. Awesome!
Well I love you all so much and hope to hear from you soon. Work is going well and this upcoming week is going to be awesome!
Elder Logan Bryan