Recovering from Matthew has been weird. We all got pretty trunky (term used for like homesick.. kinda? not as bad as homesick though) hunkered down in the chapel for a while. We all talked about the future and all that and its been hard to go back to work after being out of the groove of things for two days-ish, but I learned a lot about the other missionaries in my district (and myself) which was awesome.
This week was kind of crappy for finding new people to teach, but we really made a good focus on our less active members and getting them back to church. We found some super awesome people (who both invited us to go fishing on their boats with them for some reason... sucks that we can't go...) that I actually learned a whole lot from. The first thing I learned is to never be a part member family. The two men we found who invited us boating and want to go teaching with us are both in Part Member families. They both know the church is true, and both hold the priesthood, but their wives are so unsupportive that they just never make it or have no desire to come anymore. So that was lesson number one. Number two is a bit more upbeat. One of the guys sat us down on his super nice back porch (by his boat and the river) and just expressed how much joy missionaries bring him and how much a mission changes people and how he has seen it in his life. He saw how it changed his family members from boys to men and how it is entirely your choice as to whether to let it do that or not. The mission really is a unique experience and it can totally change you, which is awesome, but only the people who want to change will change on their missions. I thought that was really cool, especially coming from a less active member of the church (I think that made it more profound in a way haha). So those were the lessons I learned this week from less active members of this ward.
Other than that, this area is still super awesome. We have a part of it that we call "Little Haiti" because it is like Haiti in America, its the best! Haitian people are so nice. Speaking of that we got fed by a Haitian member this week in the ward and she gave us sooooo much food. It was so intense, I didn't know eating could be so hard until then. I have come to love Haitian food a lot since coming on the mission...but that was killer.
The snowbirds are also coming back. They are the ones who move to Canada in the summer and come back during the winter months...and you can pretty easily tell because the Lamborghinis and Aston Martens and McLarens and Ferraris and Bentley's all start showing up, and its the greatest!!
That's about it for the week then.
Love you all and have a good week!