No sorry I am not gonna talk about Dragon Force.. (Dragon Force sings a song called "Through the Fire and the Flames". Well I had this email all typed up, but apparently sometimes the undo key likes to "delete draft" Well this week has been tuff! (credit to Jarum) The Lord answers prayers I will tell you that! Early in the week I asked the Lord to show me how I can improve. and oh boy did he answer that prayer real quick like. I feel like I have been shown everything that I suck at this week. But hey its what I asked for right! haha Our numbers had nothing to show this week. 1 RC/LA lesson this week with Margaret. Everything else we had 0's. Looks like my numbers in Naperville. I think I set a new record tho, 11 appointments fell through! Their loss I guess! I am pretty excited for this week. We have a lot of finding to do because we have next to no one to teach right now. Usually i hate to see green weeks (in our electronic area book planner on our iPads theres a calendar that we use to schedule all our stuff. There are different "event types" for different things like service, lessons, and finding, etc. and they all have different colors), but I am really excited for the potential we have to really find some great people. The only place we have to go is up!
I found a book in our apartment while we were cleaning (that's another story I will tell in a minute) I found a book about tracting. a whole book about tracting! It is a gold mine for good ideas to improve tracting. it is about a guy who didn't baptize anyone for his first 8 months of his mission and then started doing the things he talks about in this book and he ended up setting a record for his whole mission in baptisms. So we had an apartment inspection this week. we failed... We didn't vacuum or clean the bathroom last week. The dishes were done tho! our apartment got declared "unsafe" because we had mold growing on our shower curtain. I thought it was just cool red stripes! they told us we had to get a new shower curtain immediately. so on Saturday we ran to Walmart to get a new shower curtain and we ran into sister holcombe... i feared that would happen. i didn't want to see any members cause they would probably think we were just wasting time in Walmart. oh well tho. Elder Wells made Sister Nance cry while she was inspecting our apartment. she was telling us what we needed to do to get our apartment up to par. he was playing with his rubiks cube and she told him to stop, he did for a minute,but then went back to playing with it. she got mad and started to cry and left. you can totally tell he came out when he was 18. he is super immature and acts like he's 15 most of the time in my opinion. he should have waited a while to grow up a little bit. but whatever! hahWe found a family who offered to feed us dinner! right on the doorstep they said it was a bad time, but they would like to have us over for dinner! I was like, "excuse me? you're supposed to tell us you have your own church and shut the door, that's what everyone else does." I have never had a non-member offer to feed us before until this area and now this is the second time! Nothing is happening with transfers, I am staying in Morton with Elder Wells. No one really in our district is being transferred either. I hope one of the er's gets transferred down here. Still in the Peoria stake yet again! This will be my 6th straight transfer here. I am glad I get to stay because stake conference is coming up and I will get to see Jo and everyone else from Galesburg. I lost 6 pounds this week on my new diet i made up. I eat two eggs for breakfast, one tenderloin of chicken and a half cup of rice, and two eggs for dinner. I am finding some really creative ways to eat eggs. Cajun seasoning on eggs is pretty good. Cinnamon on eggs is not good. We have a ton of spices in our cupboard here so i try everything.