We had another zone activity and we're actually still in M waiting for the bus...but everything went great this week. R and L both got baptized and as always there was lots of opposition but God is stronger than Satan! I'll tell you that crazy story next week. This is the last week of the transfer, so we'll see where and who I'm with next week. Sorry about this! I love you all have a great week!
PS I have the Valentine's day package now.
March 17th, 2014
Now, the craziness...we had to be in G at 11 today, and the only bus out of C that would get us there in time left atin the morning. I literally haven't slept since night. We had a sweet training meeting by President Wagner before leaving, which got over at about 3, which meant we didn't make it to C yet. We're in M right now and we're going to stay the night here with the other Elders and go home tomorrow after district class.
We had an AWESOME week! Good news: L and his wife and two kids all came to church on S! It was the fourth week we had passed by to take them to church and we had decided to drop them if they didn't go this time, but they did! Hopefully they can keep progressing, we were going to have a lesson with them today that we didn't make it to.
M went to church last week, but unfortunately this week she and her daughters had to move to G. It was a hard experience for them and for her mom, N (and for us) but it seems to have softened N's heart a little bit. She wouldn't really commit to anything before, but this week she went to church and accepted a baptismal date forwithout any problems!
C and V have put their own baptismal date:. This week they really should have everything sorted out with their marriage so that they can get baptized. V's sister, E, also wants to get baptized that day. Elder C is going to start his mission with a bang!
Now for the loco story from last week. Everything was going fine with the baptismal plans for R and L until Friday, when their daughter E had her baby. Unfortunately they had to take her to M to do a C section and her mom, L, went with her. Problem: 1. The zone leaders had done splits with us to do her interview that day 2. Someone would have to stay with her daughter all Safternoon and S morning so that she could come back and be baptized and confirmed. Solutions: Elder N went with Elder M to the hospital to find L, then took her to a random field in the middle of nowhere to do the baptismal interview. 2. Our amazing, newly called relief society president volunteered to stay S afternoon, all night S , and all day S with E so that the baptism could happen. What an amazing example. I could go on a lot about this, but I don't have time. It sufficeth me to say that thanks to that, E is determined to get baptized as soon as she has recovered from her operation. It's amazing to see how Satan always has to show his hand in every baptism and also to see how pathetic he is compared to God's power. Stay on HIS side.
Sorry about the super short, scattered letters. Next week I promise pictures and details. I'm super pumped to finish my mission training--it's going to be a challenge but I know the Lord will help us to have success. This is HIS work and His church, and His power that He has given to His servants. I love you all! Have a great week!