Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A Full Taxi
After Carnival, and our 3 1/2 days stuck in the house, my companion decided to contract a throat infection for the 3rd time in his mission and add another day and a half in the house to our week. Despite only being able to work a couple of days we had an insanely successful week. We didn´t teach many lessons or find many new people, but we had 10 investigators who came to church. I think that before yesterday, the most people that I have ever had come to church was 4 and they were all part of the same family.
The most important of all of these investigators was the familia Yelma (where the Dad has now read up to Alma 38, more than half of the Book of Mormon). We went to their house to pick them up to go to church in a taxi because they live really far away. We then went in the taxi (an old Toyota Corolla) to the church with the taxi driver, 3 adult investigators, a 9 yr old, a 7 yr old, a 3 month old, and 2 missionaries. I don´t think there are many things in the world that feel much better that going to church in a taxi so full of investigators that you have to have your head half out the window to fit in the taxi.
One of the members owns a micro (schoolbus-sized public transport bus) that he uses to help people go to and from church and with the added surplus of our 10 investigators and 2 less-active families that we helped to go to church this week, it was just as full as the taxi. It was an awesome feeling to have so many people in church and I hope that next week we will be strapping people to the roof of the taxi to go to church.