This week has been a super good one! There is a family that lives up the street that we are teaching that we put on date for November 10th this week! They are not married, though, and convincing them to get that done soon is the hardest part. When we extended the date, I asked Kelly, the mom, how she felt and she just had this solemn look on her face and said, "I feel like I'm on a rocket ship." hahaha I loved it. Pray for them please. They are great though and I really love teaching them. Gart is from Jamaica, and Kelly is his partner. They have two sons, Tirell and Tyvell, and they had a daughter named Kailey like 5 days before our first lesson. They are great and love us coming around, but getting them to keep commitments is hard.
A few weeks ago in zone meeting, our zone made a goal of 22 baptisms in the month of October. That is like the biggest goal of an individual zone ever set for our mission. Every companionship has a goal of 2 baptisms. We literally pray for this to happen in every single prayer we offer, personal or companionship. I'm happy to say we have worked our butts off and prayed really hard, and we now have two investigators on date for October 27th. One of them is named Nigel, he is English and I met him on a bus. We talked briefly and set an appointment, and at the appointment I asked why he decided to meet with us and he said he had recently decided to find faith again and had been praying for direction and thats when he met us. Miracle! Our other on date is Curtis, he is English with Barbados roots. He is very intelligent, and he was going to be a Catholic priest back in the day but decided not to. He loves coming to church, he likes the atmosphere there more than any other church he has been to. He will be a solid member once he is baptised. Please keep these two in your prayers to stay on date, we really want to make this happen. It is a goal we made prayerfully and we know God has opened up the way for it to happen, now it is up to us and Him to help them stay on date.
This week I had an exchange with Sister Belnap again. This is like our third exchange together. I just love her so much! We get along great, and I learn a whole lot from her. She is an excellent missionary. She goes home in December and I'm going to be sooooo sad. Anyway, we had a grand old time. Sister Diaz and I are also having a blast. I'm reading all the leaflets in Spanish and trying to construct sentences. I can understand when people talk, but I can't talk back, so that's what I'm working on.
I forgot to mention how much I loved conference, but I did. Did you notice Elder Ballard mentioned us? Kind of, in a roundabout way. It was great. That's about all I've got this week. We started practicing Christmas music this week and I'm so pumped. Have a great week!