This week has been uneventful, at least in comparison to the past couple of weeks. We have spent a great deal of time trying to find inactive members and previous investigators. We haven't had much success yet in the previous investiagor department or in the inactive member one as far as finding people to teach goes. We have found many homes where the people no longer live there, and a very nice family who decided to go back to their old religion a few weeks after being baptized. I just don't understand how someone could be baptized and walk away from the promise with God they had just made.
A*** is doing really good. We have set a baptismal date with her and she is doing everything that she needs to progress toward baptism. She is really changing her life for the better and we are super excited for her. The one kill-joy is that we had to give her to the Sisters. *sigh* We are keeping contact and encouraging her but all of the teaching will now be done by the Sisters.
J*** is taking a while as well. We are back into contact with him, but it is a tenacious contact. We are progressing with him a a snail's pace now, mostly to try and not scare him off again. We are just hoping that he doesn't try to avoid us again for a month.
D*** and his family are doing really well. We are hoping to set a date with all of them in the near future. We spent all of last night over at their place just getting to know them better and building that trust. This family is so awesome. Elder Matangi braided the girls' hair (one of them looked really good and the other.... not so much) and I had fun having them try to guess our first names and ages. They eventually got my name after a bit of help (It's a girl's name out here), are still clueless about Elder Matangi's, and now think that I am 41 and Elder Matangi is 59. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
We are also teaching someone named C***, the sister of one of our old investigators. Her brother moved to the other side of Arkansas to take care of his grandmother, and we ended up teaching C***. She really enjoys church and we have hopes for her.
Elder Jayden Barker