So we started the week and felt kinda weird. We were doing a lot of finding but we started losing energy haha. We dont know 100% why but we had a hard time building chef to talk to people..It was a struggle. However, when we applied ourselves and tried to talk to people, we had a random miracle happen. After a lot of conversations that didnt lead anywhere, this man talked to us and we told him about our survey and our purpose. He was shirtless and had some cool tattoos. (i guess people with tats are starting to frolic to us now and be lucky, haha) We got his number and are hoping to meet up with him and his wife. #stokage
Later in the week we had an exhnage with our Elders from Pitesti, Elders Purcell and Jardine. I went with Elder Purcell. I felt kinda bad because the exchange didnt go as planned... #boo We had a lesson with a less activ named Fratele Baluta. Super cool but the whole time we sat there eating and watching his nurse massage him..SO it was kinda awk, haha.. Then at the end the sisters shared a spiritual thought. I kinda gave up on asking him for referalls X) Then later that day, i talked up the survey to Elder Purcell. I was super excited for him to experience it. We went out at around 3 and tried going ham. We set a goal originally ot talk to some young people. We couldnt get any young people to stop...So we literally just started stopping everyone who walked by..But nevertheless the heat must have made people not want ot stop...So we spent like an hour of just walking all around the city X) #wandering is my least favorite form of finding X) #bleh It was whatevs though. We went to finish the exchange with him at a restaurant that was SPanish food. The restaurant was super hot...Oh well..
|Exchnag with Elder Jardine and Purcell|
We were a little saddened that it seemed like a wasted effort..So on our way home, we decided to perk ourselves up and try some street contacting with the survey. After about 4 rejections, we decided to go to a bloc instead X)
We enter into a really nice looking bloc and feel like we have a good amount of promise in this one. We go to the top floor, knock on the door and..No one answers but we hear someone talking X) So we wait a little bit and she eventually opens the door. She was this sweet older lady who wasnt too interested at first but she warmed up to us very easily. Just another testimony to me that if Romanian sjust got to know us then they wouldnt dislike us so much X) We didnt get ot share anything with her but maybe we will stop by with a gift or a quick hello some other day. #diligence
The rest of the time in this bloc, we keep getting rejected (but positively and humanely which was nice). With the two exceptions of:
1) an older gentleman opens the door. Has no shirt and big glasses. We start to intorduce ourselves and he just waves his finger and slams the door. We laughed that one off pretty easily X)
2) We knocked on a door, heard someone talk and start unlocking the door. All of a sudden, this person stops and locks it a little and looks through the peephole..And we wave and say hello. They finish locking the door and walk away front door X) we kinda just jokingly said "But we know you are there!" and we just laughed that one off too X)
We finished the week off with the sister training leaders baptism. Her name is Alexandra and she is 9. She is super cute and it was a cute ceremony.
Later that day, we met with an english 30/30 investigator named Razvan. We taught him an intro lesson kinda and he agreed to listen to our message as well. I think he has a lot of promise too! Im super excited to continue teaching him. A little miracle that day.
This week i learned a little lesson that i needed a reminder for. So I really hate taking slack form people. When i started being a missionary
i didnt always deal with it in the best way. I did howver try to turn it into a more humorous rebuttl instea dof an aggressive. For example if someone started talking shizz about us and staring, i would go out of my way to walk towards them and start taling to them. I have had soem good experiences doing that. On the other hand, i have decided to be rude at times and not really project the message that i carry..#regret
|Bday Party for Andrei Popa|
Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
I love all of oyu and hope you have a good week!
Vârstnicul Casio Nango