I'm super sad, we missed the eclipse today. No one told us when it was! L I so wish I could have seen it. I love those types of thing. Honestly, if I wasn't on my mission, I totally would have traveled to see the total eclipse. (But just slept in my car, those prices are ridiculous!)
This has been a good week down here. Honestly, I'm so tired. Just all around. Yeah, I'm physically tired, but it's so much more than that, I feel so tired spiritually and emotionally too. I just feel like it's been go-go-go for so long. And that's how it should be, I love it! It is hard though. I constantly put myself out there every day. Every day I really believe that we're finally going to find just ONE investigator, and every night when we come home, and we still haven't, it's hard. This week we had another false hope contact. We contacted her on Saturday, and it seemed almost miraculous the way we found her, then when we texted to confirm her follow up appointment, she canceled. She went from saying the Book of Mormon was "exactly what she was looking for" to saying that she wasn't interested. I'm just so sad for her. I just want to find, teach, and baptize. I want to help these people come closer to Christ. I want to help Him in His work. And we've now had a full transfer, of finding every day, with still not a single person to show for it. I know numbers don't matter. I know we've been working our hardest, and that's what's important, but it’s still hard. It's hard having to email the ward council, not with a progress record, but to tell them we have no one. Everyone in the ward keeps telling us we are some of the best missionaries they've had (which I so appreciate, they're so sweet) yet we still haven't been able to really teach anyone. Anyone besides the youth. It's just tiring. I know it's good though. I wouldn't trade my experiences. It's how I know God wants my mission to go. I know I'm doing what He wants. But is it too much to ask for ONE person? Well, we'll keep working, and something has to give. I know it. Next week I'll have someone to tell you about. It's gonna happen. I mean, God wants these people back more than I do, so it's only logical that he will guide me to find them. Right?
We had a fun experience this week! We decided to bike on Friday, and got caught in a huge Texas rain storm! We got soaked in approximately 0 seconds. Haha J We ended up having to come back to the apartment to change. We got some great videos though. I'll try to send them.
Not much else on my end. Sorry to keep it so short! I hope you have an awesome week. I love you so much.
All my love,
Sister Erika Marks ☀❤☀❤
P.s. Sorry if this email seemed kinda down... I really am loving it out here. I think just today is being harder than usual since that woman I was telling you about just dropped us this morning...
P.p.s. We've been helping about a thousand people move down here. It's crazy.
P.p.s.s - Oh! I also forgot to say in my "big one" that transfers are this week, and we officially found out today that there will be no change this next transfer. Shocker! Haha. We did find out we get a new car though! We'll be going and picking it up on Wednesday. It's just another Toyota Carolla, but it's a 2017. I feel so fancy haha. Never driven a new car before... :) should be fun.