|Beautiful Texas. Super flat, but super green. :)|
Subway Artist: Saturday, we were planning on heading to George West (in the outskirts) to visit some people, so we swung by Subway for dinner. And there was this guy: Luis that was drawing Saint Mary. And we made eye contact and I smiled (like a good missionary should) and he started talking about his art and how he was rejected the first time going through to get his masters in art but he prayed and God told him to change his style and then he became really successful. So anyways, he does drawings and then makes a color copy, does sculptures, makes wooden canes, super amazing. And he can sell them for money! but yeah, he told us about how he prays a lot and stuff. So we gave him a Book of Mormon and told him to pray before reading and he was like, "do you want me to pray to the book?" And we're like "NO! Pray to God about the book" Super funny. And we invited him to church, but he didn't come. But we will contact him this week and see what has happened!!
(then we went to George West, but got a bad vibe, so went home after like a 30mins.) yay following the Spirit!
Sunday Dinner: oh my goodness. Super good. Wow. So we went to the Solis home for dinner yesterday and played ping pong. BUT that's not even the best part. Dinner. Dinner was the best part. SO GOOOOOOOOOD! We had chicken (grilled not fried) or steak (but I had chicken), POTATOES (I don't know when the last time I had a baked potato was), corn on the cob, and salad. I. Was. In. HEAVEN. It was the first "normal" meal I feel like I've had here. Oh so so so good. BUT WAIT! there's more!! Peach cobler and ice cream for dessert. I could have died and gone to heaven it was so good. But something funny: Bro. Solis brought over a box and was like "if anyone wants a toothpick..." and I opened the box (first off, it didn't look like a toothpick box to begin with) but I opened it and it was a little Amish (yes there's Amish people here--we saw some in their little buggy this week) trick thing. and a spider "jumped" out and I got scared and yeah. It was great. My face got red, but esta bien. It was super funny. We also played the sacrifice game. and what it is is you get two slips of papers and you start with like job, education, house, etc. and have to sacrifice one. Then you get to more spiritual ones, sacrament, temple, priesthood and testimony. And continue to sacrifice one. BUT there is a correct answer: always your testimony. If you don't have your testimony, then nothing else matters. So: always look for ways to strengthen your testimony!
Also Elder Lundberg y Puga are all for family history and I went back super far in mine (like BC times. Like related to someone "of Troy" super dope). But yeah. Do family history! Find your ancestors!!! Hand out pass-along cards like candy!! DO IT! :)
Post-Dinner @ Three Rivers: MEETING JOE!!
We met Joe and he was super cool. He doesn't really know what his purpose is (or at least from our standpoint) so we gave him a Book of Mormon and will go back sometime, but do you wanna know how we found him? Rock, paper, scissors. That's right. We were in a new territory, and so if Sis Perez won, we went right, I won we went left, and a tie meant we went straight. So that's how we found him! AND it made tracting/contacting a little more fun!