This past week was unique in the aspect that we finally found a way to make it to the second half of our area in Port Orford. Port Orford is a small town of one and a half thousand who live about thirty miles south of Bandon, and it is surrounded by beautiful beaches, as well as Cape Blanco, which is the furthest traversable point on the American west coast. We saw that we were going to land far under miles this month for our Chevy Cruz, so we went on down Friday and Saturday starting with the Branch President. He was very nice and he gave us a few names to other members,who gave us further referrals until we ended up more or less visiting the entire active branch. It was neat to see how that tiny branch operates as well as see an intense missionary spirit that was had among the members.
Teaching wise, we had several great experiences. To start, while down in Port Orford we got to visit a man who has fallen into inactivity. At first he was angry, but as we talked to him the anger quickly left, which led to a discussion where he admitted that he still believes in the Gospel. It was great to see the Spirit work on him in a way that made him go from anger to wanting us to come back and teach his whole family, some of whom are not members. The branch mission leader down there also helped out. While trying to correlate with him, he decided the best thing he could do was take us straight to those he was going to refer. This led to him introducing us to several people who are interested as well as giving me a great example of the kind of member missionary I hope to be.
We also met with Nancy again this week. She had her grandchildren over as well as her daughter. It was a chaotic lesson, but great to see how her entire family is supporting her in this change. Every time we talk she points out the increased miracles she sees in her life and it has been awesome. Then on Sunday we got to meet another investigator named David in a cranberry bog farm. We got talking and he was super sincere and had true intent in the questions he was asking us. In the end he told us that he had learned a lot and it was a great lesson about enduring to the end.
Overall it has been a great week and will be awesome to see what follows. Thanks for all of the support!