This week was pretty fast but we struggled a little more to get members to lessons with us. It was fair week so whenever we would try by someone with a member, they would be gone but we were able to get to know some of the less-actives that the members felt like visiting. We are still working with our investigators to come to Christ through the waters of baptism, especially Jorge and Dominique (two different families).
On Sunday my companion and I were both asked to speak about being grateful in all circumstances. It was kind of interesting to think about how gratitude made a big difference for the people in the scriptures when they were going through trials. The people that didn't have gratitude during their trials often were hard-hearted and bitter while those that bore their afflictions with patience and gratitude were able to overcome whatever trial they had faced. I hope we can all be like Nephi and bear up our afflictions with patience and praise to God.
Something interesting that happened this week was we were knocking on doors in this sketchy trailer park and dogs had been barking at us the whole time. Not small dogs either. BIG rottweilers with stumpy tails that looked like they wanted to kill us. When we knocked one door we heard a dog barking behind it and the door opened and my companion about pooped ourselves as the dog came out of the house but the guy told us not to worry. The guy ended up telling us we could come back and that he was trying to change his life around because he had been to prison 5 times but he seemed like a pretty nice guy. The Lord will put us exactly where he needs us to be at the right time.