Email sent Monday 25 July 2011
Week two in Port Isabel texas. What a crazy adventure this is. I feel that I am getting more and more tired as teh weeks go on. We are working really hard and I think the sun is getting to us a bit too. haha. But the cotton fields really are "white and ready to harvest" here in south texas. We drive by them a lot and are reminded of how there are also many people ready and waiting to accept the gospel here.
This week was a bit slow in terms helping people progress, there seemed to be wierd road blocks at every turn. But we still found some awesome people this week that we are really excited for. We are looking for ideas on how to make our work more productive. Knocking doors is not very successful...so we haven't done it at all here. We ahve just been going by all of the members on our list and all the former investigators in our area book. We are finding some people, but we need a breakthrough idea on how to get the work moving a lot faster. Any of you returned missionaries out htere have any ideas, please send them to me.
Sister Perkins has been sick this whole time, but wednesday it got pretty bad, so we couldn't even work. I organized our area book and continued our cleaning quest as she slept and then we took her to the doctor. They gave her lots of meds, and she felt a little better the next day so we've continued working but she is still sick. Poor girl. She's a trooper and is so excited and ready to get the job done always. She has so much enthusiasm for the work. Working with her is really fun.
Our ward mission leader here is really awesome. The best one that I have had in my whole mission. He is so willing to come out with us to lessons and get the ward excited about missionary work also. He has been a member all his life but they went inactive for like 12 years or something, but the missionaries about 8 months ago found them and helped re-activate them and they are AWESOME! His wife is the YW's president and there are SO many strong YW in our ward probably partly because of her. And they should be going to the temple next month to get sealed, so that is super exciting.
Well that's all for now. Love you!