Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 14, 2015: Australia Week 14

We had a whopping 2 people at church on Sunday (we're working on it) and both my companion and I gave talks. This place is quite an experience. We had a baptism date for John, our long-term investigator, but he fell through...again. He's in his early 20s and has said he's felt the Spirit with us before and can tell that we're telling the truth, but he's one of those people who says he has visions all the time and thinks that every one of his dreams has some massive significance, like they're all a puzzle and his future depends on whether or not he can figure them out. He misinterprets a lot of things, so I think the likelihood of him getting baptised in the coming year is sketchy at best. 

On the bright side, we have Jared and Sherry, who are in their 30s and have a solid family. They're open to meeting with us but Sherry always tries to smash us with questions, especially about Joseph Smith. So we're reading the Book of Mormon with them and helping them understand what it's actually about. 
Our days are hot, hot, humid. If you want to know what it feels like being here, just imagine getting out of a hot shower without drying off and immediately putting church clothes on, and then biking through a steam room for miles.

The Farrers are our senior couple missionaries in Darwin, and they are the BEST. They came down a few days ago, brought stuff for our flat, and then just said, "You get to have a P-Day while we're here! Where do you want to go?" We went to Cutta Cutta Caves, which is this underground cave made of limestone and it's pretty amazing. I'll send you pictures next week because I forgot to bring my camera. Katherine has some pretty awesome places to visit like Cutta Cutta Caves and the Gorge.

That's it for this week. I'll send you a heap of photos next time. 

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