Sunday, December 16, 2012
November 19, 2012
Well, Week 5 is over, and we're on to Week Six. This transfer has gone by really fast. It's now Turkey week, and we do have a family who is feeding us on Thanksgiving. This ward is really great about feeding missionaries and so many of the members asked us if we had anywhere to go on Thanksgiving day. We have two places we are invited and will probably have to go to. Not that it's a bad thing.
Anyway, so as a missionary, this week was rather depressing. We have lessons we count for when we teach recent converts and less active members. And other than those, we had no lessons that we taught. Not that we didn't work, we have gotten some partially callused knuckles from the doors we pound on. We are knocking on average about 2 - 2 1/2 hours a day. Sadly when we knock and get someone who would likely listen to our message, it falls through. Either the person we are going to teach calls us like 15 minutes before we get there or they just aren't there.
The ward is nice, and I think they are trying, or at least some of them are, and there could be a bit more help from them, but all in all, this area is not getting any better. In fact I'd almost say it's starting to regress, as the people that were being taught are no longer having us over.
Even so we keep going and working hard. There are plenty of doors to knock, but we will probably get them all soon. There are also some places in our area that the people are pretty well off. When it takes us walking 100+ meters from house to house, it's a pretty wealthy area. But that's what we are down to as we don't have many other places to knock.
But rest assured your missionary in California is still doing what he can and we are knocking a bunch and doing our best. I hope everyone's Thanksgiving goes well, mine included, and we'll know what happens on Saturday as to who is moving or not. I will probably stay this time. I know I said that last time, but I'm pretty sure I'm staying. If not, I will NOT like having to pack up stuff all over again!
-- Elder Huffaker