Sunday, November 10, 2013

November 4, 2013

The subject line has a story behind it. "Elders? He wants to get baptized!"
We ran out of things to do one day this week, and after contacting around where we were, we decided to go to a different part of our area.  We didn't know why, but we headed that way.  At the first corner there was a couple, and as we got closer, the girl saw our name tags and said what I put in the subject line.  Awesome!  She's a member from a little town, A, and her friend, L, who we found her with, lives in our area.  He has a lot of problems, and a lot of repentance to do, to put it simply.  We visited him Sunday and it's going to be a lot of work, but he's willing to change. He has a baptismal date for December 21st.  Yes!

Y´s doing pretty well.  She was sick this week so she couldn´t make it to church.  Bummer.  But we'll keep trying.  That's always the hardest part.  We found another investigator with the same member who gave us the referral to visit Y.  Her name is M.  Sunday we found out that she had just barely moved in with that family, so we asked them to present her to us and they did.  We taught her Wednesday and Thursday and she's way cool. She's from S, she's about 23, and very very open.  Her member friend forgot to take her to church this week, whoops, but this week she's committed.  

Another day, we were teaching a less active outside his bike repair shop, and one of his friends showed up and said "Are you talking about God?  I want to listen!"  and he sat right down and listened.  His name is A and he is also super awesome.  We're going to try and see if we can visit him again this week.  

Friday night we decided to pass by a family we had contacted and put a lesson with on Saturday to confirm the appointment.  We got there and found a bunch of kids.  They have four, ages 6, 9, 13, and 15,  We decided to go in and say a prayer with them.  After the prayer, the 15 year old girl asked us if we could say a prayer for her baby who was sick.  So we explained to them what a priesthood blessing is and gave one to the baby.  It was a great experience, I wish we would have had a member with us so that we could stay a little longer and teach a real lesson.  They weren't going to be home Saturday so we still haven't been able to teach them, but I've already fallen in love with this family.  

Saturday night we contacted two women on a park bench.  One of them is about 50 and the other about 28. They were super awesome!  Both of them told us that they like visiting other churches, that they've seen our temple and have been interested, and basically they're  both looking for the truth!  We taught them about families, invited them to church, and put appointments during the week.  They didn't go on Sunday, but whatever.  We're excited to go teach them this week.  

This ward is da bomb.

The V family went to church again!  So great!

Yes this week is transfers, I highly doubt anything changes in our companionship, other than maybe they release me as district leader because it's been about 7 months now.  But we'll see. 

I got to go now!  This week I really learned that faith leads to miracles!  I'm loving it here and I'm excited to have even more success this week!

Hasta luego!  Les amo a todos!

Elder Pew