This past week was great!
So Elder Reid and I decided to try getting up early so we could have a little more time in the mornings. So we got up early every day this past week and we gave ourselves more time to work out. Elder Reid played football in high school so he knows all the football weight lifts so we did some. Let's just say it was a building experience for me. I haven't done to much weight lifting in my life because I just always ran or did push ups or crunches. Well I think I can honestly say I have never been more sore in my life from a 20 min work out! I'm pretty sure people thought I was an 80 year old when I was getting in and out of the car all week! But we were still able to do our work we just looked really funny because we could barely walk some days. That was probably the funniest thing that happened this past week. But we are much more fit from it all.
We were working in an apratment complex this past Saturday and a man walked up to us and said, "Hey are y'all mormons?" and we said yes. He then told us that he was Jewish but that he had a friend in California who was indoctrinating him who was a member of the church. He also said he was planning on getting baptized by his friend and asked where our meeting house was! I was shocked that he knew so much and was Jewish! He also said that he is trying to convince his family to do the same and gave us his phone number to get in touch with him this week! Just goes to show what can happen when you have a friend for your investigators! He is living in our area temporarily but said he would love to have us come by to talk to him and his wife. It was a miracle.
We also got a referral from a member in the Allen 4th ward for a friend of theirs but they only had her address. They had spoken with their friend and asked if she would be willing to have us come by and share a message with them about the church and they said yes. So we went by and a man answered the door. We told him who we were and that K. had said she would be interested in us coming by. The man said she isn't interested and closed the door with out giving us time to say anything. As we were walking away a lady came out and called out to us. She said, "I'm K., sorry about my husband. I'm not feeling well today but are you the missionaries?" We said yes and she said, "Well I would love to talk to you guys some time. Here's my number and I'm off work all week next week." So we will also be getting in touch with her this week to teach her.
We also taught D. this past week. We feel that the Spirit is really starting to work on him and that he is starting to understand our message. He read a little from the Book of Mormon. He also asked us some really good questions and we were able to answer them for him. We have an appointment with him this week and we will be going with a member of the ward who lives on his same street.
We talked to 200 people this week! I think that is a personal record for me on my mission. We also taught some of our other investigators. And I just want y'all to know that I have one of the best companions Ever! Elder Reid is the best! He is always making me laugh and we always have a good time together as we work together!
Well I love y'all and hope y'all have a great week!
Love your missionary,
Elder Drew Bowen