First I will tell our miracle. Monday we had a member call us and invite us to come teach a fellow that she met that afternoon at the internet shop. so we went over and taught him the restoration and he was very excited. We met back up with him on Wednesday. between that time he had prayed and received his answer, looked up a study on baptism in the bible cause he was excited for his, and went on the internet at a shop and printed up a picture of Joseph smith and a separate page with a diagram of the plan of salvation. he then laminated both. he blew us away with our follow up lesson on Wednesday. We got a baptism date set up for the 26th of October. He practically taught parts of the lessons to himself and used some good analogies to explain points that I will use to teach stuff from now on, thats how good they were. Next we took President Mehr, our mission president with us teaching him Thursday. I was glad to get the rare chance to teach with president. We taught that Plan of Salvation and I even learned a couple things from President Mehr. Its not over yet though, because friday we dropped by to invite him to a baptism service on saturday in another area and he went with us and really enjoyed it. If he could have, he would have been baptized then and there. Oh, and he also came to church on sunday.
Thats the miracle, and now time for the earthquake! Friday night at 10:11 I was standing in the hall at our apartment, which is a 4 man. I heard the back doors sounding like they were opening which was strange to me because I knew where the other 3 missionaries were, and no one was out in that room. So, I thought someone was trying to come in from the sound of the doors rattling. Then the floor started to buck and the walls move like I was in some sort of crazy fun house ride and I realized that we were actually in a earthquake. I stood there for a couple seconds, shocked and frozen on the sport and I couldn't imagine that this was really happening. Then my drills from elementary school kicked in and i jumped into a doorway, right about as it was ending. Super cool! I am glad I got to experience it but it was the strangest thing. the floor and walls, all concrete, should be solid, but there they are, moving around. tripped my equilibrium out and I was dizzy for like 15 minutes after. No damage happened from it, but one investigators neighbor's house developed a larger crack down the middle than they had before. It was the talk of the week!
This week was slower though, because it started with 14 or so departing missionaries spending 2 nights in our apartment, chatting about their missions and their plans. Trunked me out! we tried working really hard to focus back up this week, and we were very successful but it has been a long week. the one plus of being around departing missionaries you get lost of free stuff! I got a couple nice ties and some cookie monster pj bottoms that I am going to cut and sew into a tie! going to be boss!
Yeah, my pics are random this week. one is of a storm, the other is a man drinking and driving at a light that I was. Before you claim he is a passenger, remember, right hand drive here. also, some house had massive teddy bear statues in front of it! weird!!! Driving here is weird too. the only rule is not to hit stuff. Seriously. driving into oncoming traffic lanes is acceptable, so is pushing your way into traffic, cutting people off, running red light, parking anywhere in the world (really, they block roads sometimes with their parking) the funniest one is is it is ok to go up on the sidewalk to go around a blocked path or something like that. I had to go up on the sidewalk this last week to avoid a truck who came into my lane to avoid a parked car in his lane. !!!! its alright, they don't have big curbs here so you can do it without damaging stuff.
So that is my week in a nutshell. lots of fun, miss home bad...
Love you all! be safe!