We have been teaching a lot. We were a little bit less busy this week.
We had set up for so many people to be at church with rides and everything. People came up with the craziest excuses for not coming and I was just really downhearted about it. Our best family came to church though so that was really awesome. This less active named Paulita came to church for the first time in three years; we have been teaching her for awhile and she is just a ray of sunshine.
So many people need jobs here it's insane. Often times I am more of the ward employment specialist than a missionary.
I wrote this poem this week that I hope y'all like it;)
Christmas Without A Tree
preaching pure salvation
all across the sea
to people of every nation
providing a better eternity
sharing the proclamation
working all day for free
so that families are an eternal creation
perspective is key
because during this probation
Jesus died for you and me
happiness is not without tribulation
it's an investment don't you see
not quite a donation
the labor of a missionary
brings profit beyond calculation
the Lords chosen mercenary
paid by spiritual sensation
I will sell all that is earthly
for I desire a celestial compensation
so for two years without a tree
a thought of temporal frustration
happiness in humility
beyond the natural man's imagination
-Elder Trevor Pattee
This is our branch Christmas party. I was asked to be the narrator at the last second without a script so I just made it up as I went.