This last week was one of the best weeks of my mission. It's been so much fun and a great experience. First thing, we found David. He relapsed and is drinking again. We aren't teaching him anymore, but we are still helping him clean up his life a bit.
Next miracle... We randomly stopped by Alex and Joanita's with Brother Grochmal (Elders Pres who served his mission in South Africa). We were there for over an hour and a half! Alex and Joanita connected with Brother Grochmal super well. Later he sent a link to Alex for general conference. The next day, Alex sent Bro Grochmal an email saying, "Thanks for the link. ps, thanks for coming over and sharing your stories and experiences from your mission. I think your visit helped Joanita and myself see the importance of the church." The spirit is real! We are hopefully going to start teaching them again!
The sisters gave us some teaching records of some people in our area that they found in their area book. It was weird we never got them. One of the people was found 3 days before we got here. Anyways, we stopped by 2 of them this last week and set up an appointment to teach Martha! Miracles do happen!
Frankie is praying about being baptized on April 30. He is doing so well. Yesterday he was telling us how much of a change he has seen in his life since we have started teaching him. His "Nana" died this last week (Great grandma). As he was saying goodbye to her, she faintly said, what he thought was, "You're so mature." He responded saying thanks and how he's 19 now. She got a little upset and said, "No! JOIN THE CHURCH!" He said he wanted to. We are so excited for him and he has told us how he has been able to comfort his family because of his new understanding of the gospel.
On Wednesday we had dinner at the old folks home. The manager is the YSA bishop's wife. It was a lot of fun. We were there with our missionaries and YSA. We got pizza and hit on by old ladies. That was a first and really awkward. She kept wanting to give us hugs and stuff.
Conference was of course an amazing experience. It was weird being on a mission. I felt a little bit homesick, especially with all the talks about families. But it was an amazing experience. After the morning session on Saturday, I was able to go with the Escondido zone to a swap meet. It was a Mexican market! I got a soccer jersey for $10. It was a lot of fun!
This next week is transfers. I will let you all know what happens. I am pretty sure I am leaving. I am really nervous to get transferred, but it should be okay. It all happens for a reason. I am so grateful for all I have been able to learn. It has been so much fun. Heavenly Father always is there and answers prayers. He blesses us for following the commandments. He really does want us to be happy. I know that this gospel is the most important thing. I am so happy I get to be a missionary. I love you all! Have a good week!
A member in Erik's ward visiting SLC for conference took a jar of Erik's
favorite homemade hot fudge sauce back to Erik.