So this week it's warmed up quite a bit. Well, at least this weekend it did. I was sweating! But turns out it was basically just right around freezing. It felt like summer! Pretty confusing.
Anyways, we've had a bit of a difficult time getting a hold of investigators again. We did have a few good lessons with Hedley and Brandy, though. We were teaching the plan of salvation. Basically all of it is new, so it sort of blew their minds. I guess they were pretty funny at Friday's lesson. I didn't get to go because we were on exchanges, but Elder Kuhre went with Elder French. And he said it was pretty great. They understood well, and they were their normal joking around selves. And after the lesson, our branch president volunteered to come to our next lesson with them tomorrow. It's great to have members that are excited about the work!
While they were teaching, Elder Hodascek and I were out finding. People were actually more short with us than usual. I was a little surprised. I don't know what the deal was, but we pressed on. The last door we knocked, we met a guy named Ian. We told him that we were sharing a message about Jesus Christ, and he just said, "Great! let's hear it!" We told him about the restoration, and we have an appointment with him tonight. It was really neat.
My birthday was pretty great. We went to Radville again to help Bro Regnier at one of his houses. We were working with the dirt again. It was very interesting this time because it was frozen, and there was about a foot of snow. But we were still shoveling piles of dirt. It was funny because about the first foot into the dirt pile was solid as a rock, so we just dug around it. We made a big cave. It was great.
After we finished working, we went back to Bro Regnier's, and he said, "let's go inside and see if we have anything for Elder Lyons." We went inside, and he gave us a DQ ice cream cake. It was funny cause we already had a cake in the freezer back at the trailer. We ended up staying for dinner, and eating a bunch of cake. It was fun.
Another great thing that happened this week is that we happened to be by the Abad's when his nonmember brother pulled into their driveway. He invited us in, and we talked with him for a minute. He's moved from the Philippines to live with the Abad's. And he wants to talk with his brother and set up a time to meet with us.
Basically, right now the biggest thing that we're working on with our investigators is coming to church. We didn't have anyone at church again. We've been really working to help them have the desire to come. Clearly there's still some more work to be done! But it will work out.
That's about all I've got for today. I love you all. Have a great week
Elder C. Lyons