June 23, 2014 -- 12:26pm
I'm doing great! It seems like it is getting hotter everyday out here, and the wind is blowing pretty hard just about everyday. The teaching is going really well. Richard (the gentleman I told you about) hasn't been able to get the marriage license yet because work is very unpredictable for him. But, all of the lessons we've taught him have gone very well. He's ready to get baptized, he just doesn't want to set a date till he has the marriage license. He, his wife, and his four year old son came to church yesterday, and they really enjoyed it. Wednesday was probably our worst day of the week because we went and taught Steve. Elder Bowman has been teaching him for the last four months and he's been progressing, but he's hung up on the Book of Mormon. When we got home we realized we should have been bolder with some of the things we said and Elder Bowman realized that he didn't follow the prompting of the spirit. We both talked for a while and both agreed we are just going to have to be really bold with him. Steve is ready to get baptized, he just doesn't want to till he has that perfect knowledge. I told him that when we take a step of faith, a lot of times that is when we receive that answer we're looking for. I realized I should have been bold and told him that he needs to take that step of faith and get baptized and then he'll receive the answer he's looking for. Besides that, our week was great. We had a great lesson with a less active and during it he really opened up to us. He cried a few times and Elder Bowman gave a great lesson in which I didn't say much because I couldn't really relate to it. Biking is going great, I did get another flat and we went and bought another tube and got liners to prevent thrones from giving me anymore flats and I haven't gotten one since doing that. We didn't bike that much this week because Elder Bowman's knees are giving him problems right now. We just did a ton of walking. We make our own breakfast every morning, and most of the time we make our lunch, but we do sometimes go out and eat lunch at a restaurant or fast food place. We don't really have anything in particular that we like to eat. We do eat a lot of meat because that's what we get fed pretty much for every meal.