This week's been cool. We found a lot of cool people. It's just a matter of actually meeting with them. Right now there are two new people we are meeting with. The first is a girl named Ina from Romania. She's cool and comes from a Lutheran background, I think. We are going to meet with her tonight around 7. I hope we can get her to progress. This will be our second time meeting with her. Someone else we are meeting with is Andy and is from China. He speaks Mandarin and speaks English as well as he speaks Spanish. We are trying to teach him but he has absolutely no belief in God. So, its kind of weird teaching him. We'll probably have him read the story of Ammon in the Book of Mormon. It's just difficult because he has a Chinese Book of Mormon and its hard to know if he's reading in the right place. We'll have to figure that out. We have to teach him about faith and prayer. He's kind of weird about prayer – he doesn't like it. He was telling us we can't pray for him. But he's really cool.
Right now we're handing out lots of Book of Mormons. President really got on us. We handed out 20 this week and we are seeing a big difference in our missionary work. It's a blessing to see the power of it. We are actually going to meet with a guy who is Muslim. Actually we have to see if we can meet with him. We have to make sure he doesn't have any family in the area, because his family could be attacked or killed because he's meeting with us or if he joins the church. He's reading about 3 pages a day and tells us he has to finish reading it before he can meet with us. We tell him we still want to meet with him. We are also meeting with a bunch of Romanians in Coslada. We can go up to just about anyone and say, “Hey, you're from Romania, aren't you?” We speak to them in Romania – the little we know. So its kind of cool. We also have books in Romanian.
The sister from Belgium came to church on Sunday even though her husband didn't. They are at different points in their progression. They are willing to make goals to progress but I can see we are going to have to help them. The husband really has some doubts. We are going to have to help him.
We didn't get to meet with Jose who was sick most of the week. We are meeting with Kenya tonight at 8 right after we meet with Ina. Hopefully things will go well with her. We are going over with her friend who is from the Dominican Republic. He just got called to be the 2nd counselor in the bishopric. Other than that, we have a bunch of potentials. We have a lot of members in these pueblos who want to work with us have friends that they want us to teach. When we tell them we are coming out to where they live, they start listing the friends we could meet with. It's kind of hard to get out there, so I understand why missionaries haven't been there. It's hard to work in the pueblos and in our main area. It can take two hours to get out to an area like that and then 2 hours to get back plus the time spent there. It can take all day.
Me and Elder Pittman are getting along good. I'm really starting to understand him and love him. He is very conservative so it can be interesting talking with him, trying to make conversation. I'm really grateful for the chance to be able to work out here.
Love you all! Hope you have a great week.