Monday, September 24, 2012

This is not an email from your favorite missionary. This is a slice of pizza. You are confused.

Hey family!

Life is good. Today we had a district activity. We went to some kind of resort/wilderness place and ate food and played some games. It was fun, but it was hot. I didn’t think I’d ever say this, but I’ll be grateful to change back into my proselyting clothes. Pants and t-shirts are hot.

So, when you come to pick me up at the end of my mission (Mommy and Daddy), you have to try empanadas. They are pretty much the best thing ever invented. Random side note.

We had the baptism of Jessica on Saturday. It was really good. Her mom and two of her sisters came which was really good because her mom is really inactive, and her sisters are not members. So it was cool that they were able to come.

On Sunday I gave my second talk in sacrament meeting. It went okay. We had two investigators at church, Jackielyn and Dave Ashley. Dave is 12, and he is the brother of one of the young women. His mom is also a member but inactive. He’s really shy, and so we weren’t sure he was very interested, but then he started sitting in on the lessons with Jackielyn, and he’s started reading the Book of Mormon and praying, and now he’s come to church. He’s really cute. Marlon still didn’t come to church. It’s because our fellowshipper for him is a kind of less active, and he didn’t go to church either. It was a little bit disappointing, but we’ll keep working on both of them.

Oh, we had zone conference on Tuesday. It was really good. We had Elder Nielsen of the seventy come to train us, and I learned a lot. It was reemphasized that we need to keep working on less actives, even though we’re also trying to focus on investigators. He also said we need to teach not only poor people, but also the rich and educated because they are the ones who will most likely be able to become strong leaders in the church. Mostly we haven’t really attempted teaching rich people because the poor people are a lot more receptive, but we’re going to try it.

Oh, one of the less actives we’ve been teaching, Nieves Paligat, came to church the last two Sundays. She’s a little shy to go with just her 2-year-old daughter, but she said after she went the first Sunday her daughter kept saying “Simba tayo,” which means in baby Tagalog, “let’s go to church.” Isn’t that cute? So I think because of that she went this last Sunday too. We were really happy.

Well, that’s about all the time I have right now. I love you all.

Love, Sister Boekwe

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