Man so this last week has been definitely the hardest week of my mission, and it's not going to get easier haha. Silsbee is complete opposite of everything I was used to, it's country roads and trailer houses. There's more churches than people and they must be pretty full because everyone has a church they go to. But really that's not why this week was so hard, it's because everyone in my district has NO faith. :( they have all basically given up, (except the sisters they're still hitting the grind but finding no success) and my companion is pretty quite most of the time. Everyone is just kind of sad here and they don't believe that they can baptise. But it really can only get better from here haha
On the bright side the ward here is really cool and nice. People are just straight up country folk who love God, George Strait, and the Missionaries (probably in that order). I'm starting to see the appeal as well, these trees and the fields here are so pretty, you drive down the 2 lane 75 mph highway and your just surrounded by trees on both sides, it's really pretty. And then there's the swamps, full of mosquitos and Mudbugs (Crawfish). Yum
Let me just tell you about the food here for a sec. In Broadway, I had a lot of really good Mexican food and some tex Mex places that were 10/10. But out here in the Cajun country, I've had some great fried catfish, super good breaded and fried shrimp, we had some DANG good shrimp etofette (I can't spell), and shrimp Jambalaya. I'm in love with Cajun food gollie it's solo good.
Alright but yeah the work here is pretty dead, nobody's got anyone progressing, we don't even have anyone, and the ZL's are coming down on me so this next week is going to be a grind. It's going to be good though, the best work is hard work so, I can't complain.
The biggest thing that stops the missionary work here is the trains haha, we've probably spent a total of 2 hours stuck behind trains in the last week. But next time that happens, we will probably roll the windows down and talk to the other people stuck in traffic. Oh and thanks for all the birthday wishes your all the best and I'm grateful to have all of you in my life.
That's about it sorry I don't have too many pics this week but here you go!
Inviting others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel .