That is super sad to hear about Boone. But I'm glad you told me, because I'm praying for him super hard. He's a super tough kid though, if anyone could pull through that, Boone can.
On a happier note... Elder Cooper and I taught some pretty good lessons this week. The first one was with XXXX, YYYY and ZZZZ . We just read a chapter in the BOM with them... 3 Neph 27... which is actually a small miracle in itself because when we talked with XXXX we thought we'd just be teaching him, and then we showed up to his house and everyone was there, so we had to change it to a lesson for investigators... which we hadn't planned for. I had just barely read 3 Nephi 27
I also taught a lesson in Starbucks this week!!!! The investigator we taught it to is named Nicholas, we've only taught him once before, and it doesn't seem like he wants to let us in his house. So when we asked him when/where we could teach our next lesson, he chose Starbucks... awesome. We couldn't really say no, so we just decided to get there early so that he wouldn't like decide to buy us anything if he beat us and waited for us. So we bought some Salted Caramel Hot Chocolates.... SUPER GOOD. And then he finally shows up, and doesn't even order anything, just sits down with us, and it looked like we'd come and got coffee... great.
The other good lesson we taught was a Bible-bashing lesson. And when I say it was good, I mean we did it by the book. A couple of weeks ago knocking we found a guy and left a Book of Mormon with him, he seemed super excited about it and was flipping through it, treating it like gold. It took us awhile to be able to contact him again, but we finally got an appointment set up on Friday. So we went, and the first words out of his mouth were that we could tell him about our religion, and then he was gonna tell us about his. And from there out Elder Cooper and I knew that he was just gonna try to make us look stupid until we left his house. But we taught by the Spirit, and did pretty well. What would happen would be that we would try to teach part of the first lesson, then he would stop us and share some scripture with us from the Bible. He was prepared for that lesson. He had a little list that he would refer to and then he'd whip out some some of the only verses in the Bible that are hard for us to deal with, and tell us pretty much Joseph Smith was visited by the Devil and that you can't add anything to the Bible. He also had a ton of questions for us. The reason I say this was a good lesson is because Cooper and I both knew the answers to all the questions he was asking. We tried answering them for awhile, but he really wasn't interested in hearing what we had to say. So we just bore testimony the whole time and told him he could know for himself, that the Bible is nothing more than a collection of ancient records that talk about Jesus, and that's what makes it sacred, and that's what makes the Book of Mormon Sacred.
Well, I am running out of time and have to get going, but I love you guys and I'll talk to you soon!!