Hello all!!! This week has been kind of a weird week!! But, we have seen so many miracles!! I'll start with telling you something kind of hard that happened to us. We have been trying to get a hold of this potential since I got here and haven't caught him at home yet. So we were knocking on his door and saw a lady across the street walking to get her mail. And the mailboxes here are all in the same place at the end of the street. So we went over to ask this lady if she knew if our potential still lived there. And that made her son EXTREMELY angry. He thought that we were trying to teach her something and started yelling at us. He was saying things like, "Can I chase YOU down the street?!" "How about I shove my religion down your throat?!" It made me so sad for him. I wanted to walk up to him and start telling him how much Heavenly Father loves him and how much happier he would be if he understood that. But, I decided that my safety was more important at the moment, so I resisted. :) I know that he just isn't ready to accept the truth yet. Also, people tell us some crazy things when we knock on their doors, but I think the most hurtful one so far has been, "I gotta go. I have bigger and better things to do." OUCH. If only they knew how important this gospel is for their ETERNAL SALVATION!!! Sometimes I wish that people didn't have their agency. BUT, then I remember whose plan that is and that if I just stay faithful and keep on trying, the Lord will bless us. Because He knows who needs the gospel right now. He knows WAY better than I do. I just need to remember that! :)On to more positive things...I love being here in Washington. One of the senior couples told us today that "if you want to go on a foreign mission, just go to Seattle!" It's so true! I have met so many different people! To name a few I've met, Seeks, Behei's (idk how to spell it), Muslims, Lutherans, Protestants, Atheists, Fortune Tellers, Free Masons, people that believe in Taro, and so forth. And I've met people from all around the world. There is a whole development in our area that is primarily Russians. (Brooke, tell Edvardo Svdorski he needs to move there!) I love it! People are so open to the gospel! You just need to find the people that are prepared!
I love you all and will talk to you soon!