Dear family and friends,
There are days in the mission field, that I have noticed, that are harder than others. Yesterday, was one of those hard days. Two weeks ago we met a girl named Georga who is 17 and lives with her parents. On Monday (2 March) we had a really good appointment with her. We ran out of time so we didn't schedule her for baptism. Because she didn't have her work schedule she didn't know when we could meet next so we said we would give her a call the following night to set another appointment with her. She doesn't have a cell phone at the moment so she gave us her home number. The phone number that we were given didn't work the next night. So we had no clue how we were going to get a hold of her. On our way to the church Wednesday night, for a meeting, we saw her on the bus. Miracle! We set another appointment with her for the Friday (6 March). She seemed very excited to see us again and to come to church. She even invited her boyfriend to come to church with her.
Friday night we were on our way to see Georga when we got a text from her saying that she had a friend come a long way to see her. She asked to see us a different night. We asked when but she never texted us back. Sunday comes and very sad and disappointed we didn't see Georga at church. So, Sister Arrive and I thought to go by her house and see how she was doing. Her mom answered the door. Her mom told us that she doesn't want her daughter to be a Mormon. She also said that Saturdays and Sundays are the only days their family has time together (step-dad works during the week) so she doesn't want to share her with a church. I explained to her that her daughter had questions for us that we were just answering. Her mom then said, " Well her mom can do that." And then she shut the door. I was crushed! I felt like Georga was SO ready to accept the message that we were going to share with her. From there Sister Arrive said, "Lets pray!" In her prayer she asked where we should go next. She felt promoted to go to the man that we met a week earlier. We knocked on his door and we caught him in the middle of reading a book. I asked if he liked reading and gave him a Book of Mormon. Yesterday we saw him and he had read 17 chapters of the Book of Mormon! Miracle! We taught him briefly and said we would come by later.
I am so very sad that Georga's mom rejected us. I felt Georga was soooo ready to accept the message that we had shared! We hopefully will see her again on the bus! :) Until then David is doing wonderful! Amiss the rejection of people there are miracles in the mission field! Love you all very much! Have a wonderful week!!