This week was interesting.
On Friday i went over to a less actives house named Ricardo. He actually has been pretty active since i got to Trinité but to be counted as a reactivation he has to have an interview with the branch president. And since branch president is in FDF it's been hard. Ricardo drags his feet when we have FDF church but this week he told me he wanted me to come over, cut his hair, and shave his face so he would be ready to go to FDF this weekend for church.
I don't have much experience with cutting hair and no experience cutting black guy hair so it was interesting. He's not too picky so he didn't are too much and i didn't do too bad of a job. Shaving someone else's face though is quite the challenge. It's actually really weird because i even put the shaving creme on his face and everything so yeah. The thing is he shaves but he only gets about 85 percent of the hair off and than he just has patches of hair left and he doesn't care and will just go through out the week with random inch long patches of hair on his face. So i gave him a clean shave and yesterday he had his interview and is officially "reactive"!
We have been trying to work real close with the Family Lagrand and these past two weeks we have fasted with them. It's really really empowering having them so on board with us and so excited about missionary work. So we fasted this last week and when we came over to finish the fast Soeur Lagrand had the spiritual thought.
There's this classic David A Bednar talk where he lays out how missionary work should be done saying "missionaries are full time teachers, members are full time finders." It's the talk every missionary wishes the members would read and understand. So low and behold after a hard long fast, not seeing too many fruits from the previous fast and the one we had just finished, Soeur Lagrand pulls out this talk.
She says, "I never understood my role as a member till i read this talk," and than continues by talking all about what they as a family want to start doing. And i was just estatic. It has been a long two weeks with lots of prayers and fasting and not too much change. But to see the whole family start discussing on how they can start being better finders, it was an answer to our fast. Frere Lagrand even pointed it out that the fast had been answered and how they were excited to start finding more people to bring and invite to church. It was every missionary's dream and it was our answer to a fast.
Elder Logan Robert Sackley
|Evangelists, Adventist, and Jehovah Witnesses.... but LDS missionaries were welcome!|
|Lunch at Soeur Eyvas!|
|Cleaning up Ricardo!|
|So i caught a Gecco that is always chilling by our apartment... turns out Geckos can bite!|
Bellevue baptized! The only time we're allowed on beaches now.