For the first time on my mission I had the chance to participate in a tourist attraction. Here's a shot at Cascade falls which we went to earlier today. Its about 20 mins outside of Mission and features a drawbridge that spans across a brook and past a waterfall. Later today we took a look at the West Minister Roman Catholic monastery that sits on a hill just outside of Mission. Unfortunately it was closed to the public for the day. Here's a view of the chapel:
Now to begin the account of last week: Our friend Sonny who showed up at church last week has pretty much disappeared for the time being. When we called his home, a woman answered who told us that he was in India. Not sure why Sonny didn't tell us this before, but its just the way things are.
Monday night we taught Theresa at the Taylor's place after we ate dinner. She hadn't read the Book of Mormon or remembered much about the lesson we taught her last week so we went over it all again. She wanted to come to church but she called us and sent us a voice mail. In a painfully scratchy voice she told us that she had a nasty case of bronchitis and wasn't able to make it.
As for Faron, we taught him on Thursday when I exchanged with Elder Butler. It seemed difficult to stay on pace with the lesson and he talked a ton. He said that he would come to church but ended up backing out for some unknown reason last minute.
We taught James on Friday but he seemed to have trouble when we tried teaching him the Plan of Salvation. He's been taught everything at least several times but still doesn't want to get baptized. According to Elder Nielsen who taught him a while ago, he's just not ready right now.
Garry finally came to church again! We also taught Carol and both of them have been doing well. Garry is continuing to fit in the church quite well. He's back on track!
Well with our teaching pool getting flushed down the drain yet again, a transfer is just around the corner. As always, I have no idea if I will be staying or going. If a move occurs, I predict that I will be transferred somewhere in the interior. Perhaps a place with snow. Talk to you then!
Elder Maclean Samis