I ate some undercooked chicken, had some amazing panes rellenos from El Salvador, literally means stuffed bread, basically a turkey sandwich. And shoutout to sister steinback and Jerry for taking us to Wendy's. Jerry said the only reason he buys food for us is because "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." So as Jerry explains it, he bought Jesus a 4 for 4 this week. Also served as an insult calling me the least of my brethren. pretty witty line I thought.
This week there were some awesome 17-year-olds from different parts of Iowa that accompanied us for a few days, the stake calls it "mini-missions". I knew one of them from one of my past areas, Ben, and met another named Andrew they are both super cool!!
With Ben, we visited a 97-year-old in a nursing home with dimentia. We sang him the hymn "How Firm a Foundation" after which he uttered the only coherent phrase I've ever heard him say "I love that song".
Then again with Ben, we prayed to know where to knock, and the first door we knocked on we met someone whose cousin just passed away and found a lot of comfort in our message.
Then with Andrew, after a lot of disappointing encounters, we knocked on a door and this man with a broken heart before God and broken english says "This is my church. This is my church." With one of the biggest 1,000 watt smiles I have ever seen he ushered us in. He loved going to church in Des Moines but couldn't find it when he moved to Marshalltown, and he and his family want to get baptized. What a spiritual experience. I love you guys have an awesome week. Listen to the Spirit.