Wow, it's still pretty warm these days, for being in the middle of September. I really hope it starts to cool down permanently soon. This week has been... interesting.
We were tracting a building, not having much success, when on the last door we knocked, we found the other elders' disappearing investigator! That's the third very unlikely meeting I've had with him. The chances of knocking on his door out of the thousands of other doors in our area is pretty small. I'm sure the Lord is trying to give him a heads up that he needs to meet with us more often, heh.
I think I'm beginning to feel a little bit like the prophets of old. They preached and taught with all their hearts, and yet the people would not listen. We had another meeting with Mirela, the not-filled-with-gratitude lady. She was a little bit better than last time; she didn't want to give up on life and die. That's a good thing, so we're going to keep meeting with her. If we don't die because of frustration in the process, that is. Every time we talk with her, we try and let her see how reading the scriptures and praying to God will start her on the path to true happiness. The thing of it is, she has some pretty conflicting ideas: She believes in the bible, of course! She believes the words of Christ, no problem! But she doesn't believe in life after death. Well, let's see, if you believe in Christ, and He said there was definitely a life after death... then you would believe there is a life after death, right? Not in her view. She's going to take a lot of praying and studying.
We had an interesting experience the other day. We had a meeting with Olgert, our awesome baptismal date. He brought a friend. This friend is a very special person. "I sees angels! In fact, there's an angel in that corner over there!" (what are you supposed to say to that? "How many fingers is it holding up?"?)This friend's pupils also would not dilate, but I don't think that was related to it ;) This special friend was a bit disruptive, but when told to shut up by Olgert he happily quieted down. We still managed to have a good lesson and we haven't seen that special friend since.
Until next time,