Another week has quickly passed by and it was a pretty good one! There are really pushing baptizing here every week, so we are working as hard as we can to try to get there. It really is something that is so possible, it just requires lots of faith, work, and dedication. We had a really good start this week, we even taught 7 lessons pday alone (cuz we did divisions with some ward members). But as the week went on it got harder and harder. We struggled finding new investigators and putting new baptismal dates. This week I was so tired at the end of each day, one day I thought for sure I was gonna faint on the walk home. And every night the second I put my head on the pillow, its time to wake up once again.
We have some really great investigators right now. Rene is supposed to be baptized this Sunday. He has completely changed his way of life to be baptized and is so excited and has such a testimony about it. The only problem is he isn't married and his girlfriend I guess you could say doesn't want to get married. We are fasting right now with him so that she can change her heart and mind so Rene can be baptized this Sunday. Hugo will be baptized the following week. He is really awesome as well, hes a good friend of ours now. We have a really good family we are teaching (Karen and Anibal) and everything is going good with them, the only problem is getting them to church. There little kid is funny, he looked at my agenda and asked me whats in here, I said oh just names and plans. Then he looked at me and said "Porque estas un poco loco" (Why are you a little crazy) It was pretty funny, but apparently I'm a bit crazy. We put a bap. date with Hector, the nephew of the hna Lety who is a pretty hard core Christan so that was a big step. He should be the week after Hugo. But long story short everything is going good with the work, lots of ups, lot of downs.
We had a really good training this week with President Anaya about the Book of Mormon. Usually the trainings are more simple, just how we need to improve, but this was was a bit more doctriney. It was pretty deep. Learned lots of new things. Basically the Book of Mormon is awesome and we should be pretty dang glad we have it.
It rained ALL week. Its pretty crazy. Its even raining right now. The thunderstorms get pretty crazy here, and I just about got struck by lightning this week. haha we were just jontin down the road, umbrellas in hand, and it all just went white and the loundes boom Ive ever heard. I thought I was toast. I think I jumped 5 feet high. All of the car alarms on the street were going off, and my heart was sure racing. So that was fun.
We had a really good ward activity this week. Us 4 missionaries in the ward put together a "minute to win it" activity. We had lots of the games, even all the same videos downloaded on how to do them all. We were a bit worried when nobody was showing up at first, cuz we put a lot of time and effort into it. But little by little, with a little prayer, they starting showing up. haha. We ended up with a nice little crowd, and had lots of fun. Lots of people brought food, so we had a nice little pozole feast after. (you ll have to look up what pozole is, really popular here)
We have been a little frustrated with the ward lately and their lack of work and what not so we had a little sit down with the bishop. But it was super good because he told us about how bad this ward has struggled lately with all of its leaders and problems with the members. He told us lots about the ward, and now we can understand a little bit better why the ward is how it is.
Something cool this week is we took Hugo to start his genealogy with the ward genealogy lady in the chapel, and I was looking at mine during it all. Anyways, I found a direct line from me back to Adam and Eve! I thought it was so cool one lady from the ward has it, but who da thunk, I do too! Did you (mother) know that with all the work you have done? It is on Dads side of the fam though. I can tell you guys how to find it if your even interested. haha I thought it was pretty cool.
Ive been a bit frustrated with Elder Lopez lately, it doesn't matter how many times I tell him, he will just do what he wants, and disobey. I got kinda mad at him one day this week, and I think he got the message a little more clear. 4 more weeks . . haha jk its all good.
That about does it for my week. Loved the pics Mom and Dad! Venice and Greece looked so cool! You will have to tell me more about it. Didn't get a letter, just the pics, is that right?? So are you home now or no? Lemme know. Well I love you all, your all in my prayers, and have a super great last week of June.
Love Elder Elgan