Saturday Yuriana (an old investigator from my other area in the ward) got baptized. It was an incredible experience. It’s been so great to see people I taught be able to progress so much. Carmen, Angela, Jorge, Yuriana, Adolfo. I look back 9 months ago and remember when I still hadn’t had a baptism yet and now I’ve been able to help so many people follow Christ’s example. I love being a missionary.
This week we taught Sochi (it’s actually spelled Xochitl. It‘s Mayan). We taught her The Restoration and when we invited her to be baptized she said yes!!! She wasn’t able to come to church so we’re going to invite her again and put a date. She has a struggling teenage son, but every time we stop by to visit her he’s not there. Hopefully we can find him this week.
Christian is doing well. He read the pamphlets we left him and is a great learner. He said he prayed and got an answer that this is true but that he should wait a bit more!!! I hope a bit more is like a couple weeks!!!
We also found a new investigator names Yareni. She’s a young mother who isn’t married and is looking for the truth. Her boyfriend is a pretty hard hearted guy but he’s friends with a member who is his neighbor. We found her on Friday and she was really open to us. From the beginning she just opened up and started telling us about her life. It didn’t give us much time to teach her about the Restoration, but we’re going to teach her tomorrow and hopefully everything goes well.
We’ve been having a bit of a difficulty finding some new investigators and helping those we have progress, but this week we had a ton of lessons with less actives. In our ward council we talked about an hour regarding problems with the less active members. So we figured that we need to start helping the ward grow and be strong before we can have a lot of people start joining the church. So that’s what we’re going to work on this week, getting more members active and THEN the ward will be ready to keep the new members there.
Anyway it was another super-hot week but we’re loving being missionaries. it’s been hard but I’m loving the work and loving the people.
Thanks for the prayers and love you have for me. Keep ‘em coming.
Love ya all!