|Jess Johnson and the missionaries at the Dallas VA for a service project.|
Buenos dias mis amigos y querida familia!
Well Elder Haskell and I had a mas o menos week. Our teaching pool is expanding and we have a few people that are right on the edge of being progressing investigators, but this is a difficult time of year because everyone is so caught up in the franticivity of the Christmas hustle and bustle! But I think we've found some keepers. We met a young couple named Frank and Yolanda. We just talked to them a couple of times outside their apartment before we were actually able to have a lesson with them, but the other day they had us over for dinner, they let us share a message, and we were in their place for nearly two hours! They gave Elder Haskell and I a bottle of cologne that smells halfway decent! They are nice and they like us. I really think they will go somewhere. We are also teaching a blind guy named Antonio and his family. But mostly Antonio; he is always home! And he never hesitates to let us in. But Antonio is difficult because he doesn't listen well, not to mention he can't read, see pictures, videos, or any visual aids whatsoever. So it's always interesting. But he just talks and talks and talks, thinking he is actually teaching us something when we already know everything he is telling us. He is repetitive and it's hard to get a word in with him. He drives Elder Haskell crazy, but I think he is hilarious. He gets SUPER excited when we say something he is familiar with, and he has lots of energy and is super animated when he talks with us, using his hands more when talking than anyone I've ever seen before. It's a little obnoxious, but entertaining at the same time.