Well this week... Has just meshed together.
Tuesday... Well a couple weeks ago we found this family from Ecuador
who we are teaching now.. They are so great, and have a lot of
potential (especially the wife) but the husband gives me the biggest
headache .. He analyzes every detail we tell him. He asks us really
deep profound doctrine like how we interpret the prophet Elias. But
they are progressing slowly..
Wednesday... We had district meeting, and then all our appointments
failed us.. We went really hard contacting in the streets, but it
started raining, so it was kinda ineffective. But it's good! We had
some help from this member who is preparing to go on a mission so it was
Thursday... We tried setting our friend Dario to baptism. He's a 26
year old from Ecuador, and we've just about almost taught him
everything, and he's been coming to church every Sunday, and
participating, but he's complicated because he always doubts whether
God exists and he has a hard time trusting the spirit because he
thinks it comes from his mind. He says that if God really does exist,
he thinks our church is true but he still doesn't know. Sooo we just
ended up committing him to kneeling and saying prayers every morning and
night for a month, while asking specific questions about God and the
spirit. So far he's been doing it so we'll see if he makes more
progress! We are going to re-evaluate the topic of baptism in a
Friday.. Another exchange! So I did this exchange with Hermana Weaver.
She's in her first transfer of the mission, and she's really sweet.
The bishop called that afternoon to tell us that a friend in the ward
from Peru is really sick and the doctor told her that he thinks she
has leukemia. It's heart breaking. This member is here alone and her
husband and 10 year old daughter are still living in Peru. We went
over to her apartment and I just held her while she sobbed to me for
about an hour.. My heart just broke for her. I don't even understand
how my life is so easy, when I see all he trials that people go
through here. We taught her a lesson on the atonement and how Christ
not only suffered for out sins, but also our mental, emotional, and
physical sufferings. When we left, I really felt like we left her
with so much hope, and over all more confidence in her savior. That
moment is one of the strongest moments I have truly felt like a
disciple of Christ on my mission.
Saturday.. We were eating with a father and son we are teaching, and
Mercedes (our recent convert) and they gave us this thing that just
looked like fried chicken.. Well I looked at one of the pieces they
gave me, and I saw rabbit teeth... I got lucky with the head of a
rabbit we were eating.. (Still had the whiskers, brains, and all)
Also this morning, I stopped this lady from Ecuador in the street. She
was so cute, but she was convinced she had no time to meet with us.. I
had about tried every trick in the book to try and convince her that
she needed to give us her number so we could call her later.. She had
told me she was a single mom, who worked all day everyday, and her
only free time she has I the evenings and she spends with
her kids. Well I had this impression I should teach her about family
home evenings. I told her how important the family is to the church
and I explained what and how we do family home evenings and I asked
her if she would be interested in having one with us. She told me,
"you guys really would do that?" I was like "¡claro que si!" So she
gave us her number and we are going to have a FHE this week.
Sunday.. It was really really really rainy.. But a good day! We
finally got to meet with the ward relief society president to talk
about sisters who need help in the ward, and to help us find some part
member families! Thank goodness. We have a bunch of plans scheduled
this week from the list she gave us!
Os quiero muchísimo y que tengáis una buena semana.