January 26, 2015

Another quick week passed. I swear that every week goes faster and faster.

Everything is going well here, we’re still working with quite a few people that can progress but there are just dumb little things that we are having to help people overcome.

With A. and Z, both have now accepted dates to be baptized on Valentines Day and A. wants to be married, but out of the blue Z. said she was going to move to California with her cousin. What?? How can you live with someone for 13 years and then suddenly decide that you’re gonna call it quits and move to Cali? We taught her again last night and taught really directly. She never brought up leaving the country, so we think it was just an excuse, but i feel like we taught a solid lesson. We just nailed the atonement. We talked a lot about repentance and baptism and did what we could to make her understand that she needs to be baptized and needs to repent. by the end of the lesson, i feel she finally understood it! We have plans to go back to her house tomorrow and finalize plans for them to get married.

We met this awesome family, J. and A. last week. Jose is like 22 and she is like 18. They got married 6 months ago and neither one goes to church and have never been baptized. On Wednesday we went on interchanges with one of the training leaders of the mission and had a really spiritual lesson with them. we taught lesson 1 and it was probably one of the best lessons I’ve been apart of in my entire mission. We taught the entire lesson really smoothly in 20 minutes and she understood it perfectly. she accepted the invitation to be baptized on the 22 of January, so that is now the goal with them.

We later went to visit a man who wasn’t home so we knocked the 5 houses that surround his house. We met a very skinny man who looked like a skeleton. We were already a little nervous and  we ask his name… and he tells us  J. Huesos (Bones). Hahahahha oh man. We did ALL we could to not laugh but it was just so funny. We ask him who he wanted to give the opening prayer and he called on the sister that was visiting with us. We taught the lesson and to close up, we asked who he wanted to say the closing prayer and he said, ”Well, the sister, because we are all men and she is like the Virgin Maria, or Mary Magdalen.” hahahaha oh man.

Overall it was a good week. learning lots of humility and patience but it is good. love you guys!

Elder Slack


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