The work has been pretty good here in Goa, especially because so many members were willing to work with us this week, which was really a huge blessing. However, there has also been a mysterious drop in sacrament attendance among our investigators. We really aren't sure what is going on with our investigators, especially with some of the ones who had been coming every week before... We are going to continue to emphasize the importance of church with our investigators and less active members in our area. We also put considerably more time into finding this week, and were able to meet a few new people and a few former investigators who are willing to listen to the missionaries again.
We were able to find two mothers who were sort of a referral from a less active member. What happened was that they were at her house when we showed up, so she just had them stay so we could teach them too. It was really nice to have member help that way. We also ended up talking to someone on the path who turned out to be related to a less active member that we know. We haven't been able to get back to him yet because he seems like he is never home, but hopefully we will soon.
I love missionary work, and I love it here in the Philippines. I am so thankful for the opportunity I have to be out here in the mission field right now.
I hope you have a great week!
Elder Benjamin Merrill