so... no time to really explain, but here's the letter I sent to president:
Hello President!!!So things are going great in Bayonne! My lovely companion suggested that we should fast this week. We decided to fast for three things 1. Sister Wallace's french 2. my social skills( yes, it merits much fasting and prayer) and 3. our ami Levi. By the end of the week, Sister Wallace finally realized that her french is awesome; I don't feel awkward with the members anymore; and Levi has a baptismal date!
Actually, yesterday was one of the greatest days of my mission. Our ami Levi came to church for the first time. A recent convert (who is now his best friend) picked him up. He came in a white shirt and tie and started introducing himself to all the members. The members were so nice to him!!! All the talks and lessons weren't weird! We got to do our missionary minute about Levi and now the whole relief society loves him. The sister giving the lesson got up and double testified to our missionary minute and confirmed that Levi was really prepared and sincere. She then gave a lesson about missionary work. The same sister invited Levi over for a Soirée Familiale Tuesday. After Relief Society, we found Levi talking to a member who was going to give him a bike so that he wouldn't have to walk to church. This member invited us over for dinner that night, with Levi. Then Levi left with his best friend and a member family to eat lunch with them, and we went to ward council to tell all the church leadership about Levi's baptismal date for the end of November. Not bad for a first Sunday!!
I think the ward was just saving up all of their love until we brought an investigator to church. So... all is well in Bayonne. Thanks to Levi. He is so cool President! He said something yesterday that just blew me away and reminded me of you. He called us to ask where the 10 commandments were in the Bible. We told him and he said something like, I don't know all the commandments by heart, but I think it all comes down to love. If we love God and our neighbor, we will always keep the commandments! So cool!
I hope that I will be able to see him be baptized. Five of the people that I've taught have been baptized and I have not been present for any of them. I'm still so happy for them, but I also would really like to SEE a baptism.
All is well. Sister Wallace is still great and wonderful. I love her and am excited that she can rub off on me for 6 more weeks.