Sorry I'm getting this out so late today! It's been a weird p-day... we waited for like an hour for this guy to show up for an appointment that he said he needed on Monday, then he never showed and rescheduled for tomorrow... lame! But, 'tis the work.
Anyway, this week has been incredible! We saw some cool miracles, and I feel like a lot of what I expressed last time has started to work its self out with time. I figured it would. But yeah, I grow to love the YSA more every day, and the work here moves relentlessly forward! It's amazing how prepared the younger people are. Consistently every day that we're in campus, we meet multiple people that seem at least kinda interested! And a lot of those seem to develop into something more.
One of these cool experiences was just the other day. We do most of our lessons in the TCC (the main college we work on) public area. So, we were sitting there, and had just started a lesson, when all of a sudden we see someone kinda hesitating, but coming toward us. When we turn to him, he says, "I need this" we were like, "???". "Do you need the table?" "Do you need Doyle?" (The man we were teaching), and he says, "no I need this" he then asks, "who's preaching here?" "Umm, we are?" And he says, "I need that." Oh! He needs Jesus! He wants to learn! Crazy right?! When does that ever happen? We invite him to the lesson right there but he had to go to class. So, we traded contact info, and called him later and set an appointment for tonight! Isn't that amazing! He's from South Africa, and has the coolest accent. His name is Patrick, and I'm so excited to work with him! Then, right after our lesson is FHE. Should be good!
And it was a cool experience even having that lesson with Doyle! He has never really been responsive, doesn't respond to texts or calls, and has blown us off here and there, so we were about to drop him, but though, "might as well text one more time" so we did. To our surprise, he said he could meet the next day for a lesson! That was the lesson we were in when Patrick came up. And it ended up being a great lesson, and he seems like he has a ton of potential moving forward.
Ebonee is doing great. She finally came to church yesterday! We're hoping to be able to keep the Nov 12th date, because we still have a lot of lessons to cover, and she's super busy, but she should make it! She's great.
Of course I was soooo excited to hear about Garrett's call! He will do so amazing down there. The people in Guatemala are so lucky, and they don't even know it yet. I'm sure Kylie is excited to have another Spanish speaker in the house. They're probably having a ball right now learning together! And he'll do great with the bugs and snakes and stuff. Garrett's probably one of the most level headed people I've met when it comes to that type of stuff. They won't even bother him. As far as cockroaches go for me, I've been pleasantly surprised with how few I've seen. I think I discovered a phobia. Ech. There was another one in our room the other day, and I almost lost it. Houston is way more humid and hot than in is up here, and a lot closer to the water, so that's probably why William saw so many compared to me.
I can't believe doc is engaged!! I'm so happy for him! I emailed him, and he sent me pictures, they look so happy together! That's great he finally found someone.
I love you so much! ❤❤ I hope you have a great week!
Sister Erika Marks ☀❤❤❤