No updates on investigators. Our baptismal date is still gone, and we haven't been able to meet with the man from the stairwell who talked about people who don't practice what they preach.
We met with the Relief Society president, and she said she wants to be doing more for her calling. She said she's been thinking of ideas for activities, and she also wants to reorganize visiting teaching. Coincidentally, Sister Hawley and I had already talked about visiting teaching and about what we can do to help it get started again. The lesson during Relief Society was on visiting teaching, and it sounds like the members are excited to find old faces. I'm so grateful to the Relief Society president for having those desires.
Sister Hawley and I came up with a way to track our tracting. I think it will help missionaries avoid hitting the same areas in short amounts of time and annoying people instead of giving them time for the Spirit to work in their hearts. We've found that it's better to tract in the evening when people are home after work and school. We have lessons whenever people can have them. Street contacting is also a lot better in the day when it's light outside and people are out and about.
We went back to a building that we had started tracting and saw a man whom we talked with the first time. He said that he looked up Mormons and found out that we have polygamy. We told him that we don't, and he said that he won't become a Mormon because we don't have polygamy. He was just joking. Some people look for any kind of excuse to not become a Mormon.
What do you do when you're tracting, a man opens the door, is interested, but is mute? We came across that this week and were caught off guard. That's definitely a first. He seemed nice, and he really was interested. Unfortunately, we don't know his name. We're planning on sending the elders back (prepared with notebook and pen).
One of the members visited a sick less-active with us, and the atmosphere was soooo wonderful. The less-active appreciated it and seemed to think even harder about how she could get to church. Members make such a difference!
We also had a lesson with the primary teacher and talked about her calling in primary. I think it helped to have a lesson on what she can do for the children and what kind of influence she has for them. She's so wonderful, as is everyone here. I love this branch so much. Everybody here is special.