So Monday we went bowling again which was pretty cool but I don't think we'll be doing much more of that... In this transfer- our last few p-days left; we have so many things going on. Today (Monday) we have choir practice and next Monday we're having a mission wide conference in London. A missionary department person is coming to talk to us. A lot of us think it's about technology! It's going to be extremely exciting. And the next p-day after that will be the Tuesday before moves! It's come so fast! And in these following two weeks- Elder Brunstad and I are going to be taking driving lessons so we can help the leaders drive people around. Not many of the missionaries in this zone have there hours of driving done so we're doing it so we can help out. And I really miss driving so that's a bonus.
So Tuesday kicked us off with our miracle week. In the morning we had to go to the bike shop to pick up supplies to fix my bike (got a flat on Sunday) and then take the 30 minute walk to the chapel and fix it. It actually was pretty easy and quick. We got it done fast and then that evening we had a lesson with our new member Teresa and one of her 19 year old daughters dropped in and started asking a ton of questions about what happens now that her mom has been baptised. We gave her a chapter in the BoM to read and made an appointment for later. She asked a ton of great questions and we were able to teach her and she became a new investigator for us!
Wednesday we had an even more posh day! We did some service of painting for a less active member and got him talking about his mission a lot! It was great. Then we went oyming for the first time in days! And we were super successful! We met about three people who were interested and two of them we even had great lessons with right there in the street. It's always a little awkward there when we ask to pray right there in the middle of the side walk but it's always a really good experience if they accept. After oyming we went to a fancy restaurant that a new Chinese investigator of ours manages. He lives above it. So we had a lesson in the middle of this posh restaurant while it was closed and got free drinks and everything. We taught him about God and prayer and then we prayed for him and after we closed our prayer he asked if he could pray in his own language. He offered an amazing prayer in Mandarin and asked if God was there. The spirit was very powerful. We invited him to come to church and we're working on getting him a Mandarin BoM. He is so excited to be learning about God.
Thursday was a fantastic day as well. We had a lovely couple of lessons with the family members of Teresa and were able to teach them a ton. Her husband felt the spirit really strong and requested to meet with us one on one so there weren't as many distraction. He even started tearing up. As Elder Brunstad closed with a prayer I almost shed a tear or two myself the spirit was so present. We also taught him yesterday and had another amazing lesson with him, I think Teresa's whole family will eventually be baptised. Teresa provides a wonderful example for them and they can all see how it's changed and helped her life.
Saturday we saw our wonderful confusing Portuguese investigator. He professes to be a member of the church and he even remembers when he was baptised in Angola but no one can ever find his records... Anyway. We helped him fix his bike and then took him to a bbq with some members. It was great and he reunited with some people he knew before. We also got him to commit to come to church because we fixed his bike. He ended up showing up after sacrament meeting but then he stayed for the next two hours. It was a good experience for him and he met a lot of new ward members.
Sunday we had about an hour of finding time before our next appointment (which was with Teresa's husband and daughter which went great.) and so we decided to go tracting. The first door we knocked; the bloke opened up the door and said that if we were selling religion, he didn't want any part in it. We could tell he was a bit drunk.. So we asked him why not. He then started talking about how we're all here and then we die.. Which we all already knew.. Hah and we got him talking about everything really. He told us about his family and his life and how he knows he has a drinking problem. We were so uplifted by our meeting with him! He was hilarious too! His neighbour stopped by while we were talking to him and we got to give her a card because she told us she was interested in the afterlife. by the end of our meeting with the guy he group hugged us and told us he loved us. He was probably a bit more than just a little drunk.. But we're happy we could have a happy drunk man have a good impression on missionaries.
So today is p-day yet again and we have choir in London (because we have a fireside to sing for in St. Albans on the 16th)! That means afterwards we might have a little time to explore. The sisters (sister missionaries in Bedford- we see like every day) wanted to go to Buckingham Palace and check out Green Park so I think we're going along with them. It should be amazing!