Sunday, May 5, 2013

April 29th, 2013

How's it going everybody?  Good, good.  Things are going great here.  Other than that it's hotter than Hades.  But I kind of like it. The more I sweat, the harder I feel like I'm working.  It feels good.  

Before I forget, Elder A needs your help.  His family hasn't written him the whole time he's been here, and so I've decided that we're going to adopt him.   Everyone who speaks Spanish and has a heart, write him this week!  And if you don't speak Spanish but feel like trying it out, do it anyways!  Use GoogleTranslate if you have to.  Thanks!

Did Gwen turn gangsta?  And i'm not even going to ask about the story behind Emily's quote this week.  It made me feel weird inside.

We had a great week.  Tuesday night we had a lesson with K, J's sister.  She still isn't sure that God exists, so we read Alma 22 where Aaron teaches the King of the Lamanites.  It went really well!  We read most of the chapter and asked her what she thought of it.  She said it was really interesting because this king and a lot of the same doubts that she has.  We challenged her to be baptized if she came to know that the Book of Mormon was true, and she said yes!!!  We put a date for May 11th.  Awesome!  It was possibly the happiest moment of our companionship!  One of those lessons where we both walk out super pumped.  This is the girl that ran to her room every time we came to her house, and now she's got a baptismal date?  The Spirit really changes people.

We found two other awesome investigators.  One of them is L, who's cousin is an active member here.  She is way cool and super open to everything we teach.  She accepted a baptismal date for the 18th, but we haven't seen her since Friday so we'll see what happens.  The other one is L, who was a referral from a less active member.  She's about 30 years old and opened right up to us from the start.  She has a lot of problems with her husband (they're not actually married) right now and wants to make changes in her life.  She accepted a baptismal date super easy for May 25th.  

Who's Fuffles? (Timo's friend)

Remember J?  Well, he moved out and doesn't live with V anymore.  Which means he can get baptized now!  So he also has a date for May 18th.  It's still going to take some work with him, but if he can be ready for that date he'll be a big help to this branch.  

So basically we're super excited about all that.  Also, remember how we went around telling the members to make a list of 10 people, pray about which one should receive the gospel, etc.?  Well, the thought came to us this week to ask all those members for the rest of their list to go and visit them, and it turns out that we have over 20 different referrals to go visit right now.  Sweet!

More miracles.  We were walking down the street one day and we see President A outside a house with a couple that we didn't recognize.  We went over to talk to him and he introduced us to his 2 new friends, O and his wife (can't remember her name).  Apparently, they have been living in S, but they work for President A's brother and he sent them to S to pick up a truck full of who knows what that he wants them to then take and deliver the who knows what in San Luis Potosi.  So they got here Monday, thinking they'd only be here a few hours, and come to find out that the truck they were going to pick up isn't ready and won't be for 1-3 months.  So they're trapped here and President A has been helping them out, basically adopted them.  AND he's been talking to them about the church and they're super interested!  They went to the activity Saturday and wanted to go to church on Sunday, but they were busy and couldn't.  But we're going to start teaching them this week.  Miracles!

Other than all that, we had an activity Saturday.  President was working so we were in charge.  There was also a baptism for an 8 year old girl on Sunday that President A couldn't go to because he had meetings in G, so I presided, conducted, and gave the welcome to the Branch.  Busy weekend.  But it was fun.  We're super excited about everything right now!

Well that's it for this week.  And thus we see that through patience, blessings always come!  I love my life and I love this work.  And all of you.  Write my companion, ok?  Thanks!  Bye!

Elder Pew