im a little concerned why im not getting a letter every week anymore.... well tara is keeping me up to date at least. thanks tara! haha. well we had a very confusing and rough week this time. our goal of 7 baptisms for the change had really stressed us out, because we didnt know how we were going to get it.. we were busy every second of the day, and never had any down time in our daily planner. every day was full from 11 am until 9 or 930 pm. but it was very odd, for some reason this week we really didnt find anyone new. every other week, we have had approx. 15 nuevos, but this week we got 6.... it was kinda sad to see that number. but a good number we got, was 12 investigators in sacrament meeting! we usually only get 6. that was a product of our past finding people.
it has been really hard to get people prepared for baptism and committing to it this week, because so many people here, arent married! it is so frustrating. it is always because one of them just doesnt want to spend the money.. very frustrating. but we are making progress at least. i dont know if you remember me mentioning Maria Luisa before, but she is so solid. she has come to church every week since the first time she went, and she reads and prays everyday. the only reason she isnt baptized, is because of her dumb ´husband´. they arent even married. he is a jerk. he has cheated on her many times, and treats her like dirt, and just wont leave. it is her house, and she cant kick him out, because he wont leave and the police wont help her. the government is so corrupt here. the word illegal, doesnt exist. so sadly she has come to the conclusion to leave to live with some relatives in baja california... she is waiting for her last son to graduate from this school year, then she will leave him with one of his older sisters, and leave for about a year until he leaves.... its so sad, but she did say that we will be able to baptize her before she leaves so she can have her records anywhere waiting for her. that was so great to hear! but also it is still very sad about her situation.
we did get 3 baptisms this week though. trinidad, his wife dulce, and a little girl with inactive family stephanie. that is the correct spelling of her name. trinidad and dulce are the ones visiting from sinaloa, and it turns out that they will be here for about a month and a half more. he is so awesome. after i baptized him, we were both changing, and he turned and asked me ´what is this i am feeling? it is really awesome´ i seriously about broke down there and told him what it was. he was so excited and said ´so wait, i can have this feeling always? i want that´ he is such a wonderful guy. so i baptized him and dulce, luckily their names werent that hard. juan trinidad erenas torres, and dulce prado something. haha then aurelio baptized his daughter stephanie. she was really afraid of the water, but all went well. hahah
we found this investigator from san diego, he is 6 foot 2, about 350 lbs, and an english teacher here. he is staying with his sick abuelita. he is great. he loves to learn about the gospel, and retains the information really well! which is shocking here. haha. im just worried that we might need a bigger font for him...... please pray for him.
other than that, we have had just our basic routine of investigators, except we are seeing big results from these three kids and i ask that you pray for them too. they are sayonara, marcos, and diana. they are right on track, and just need a little bit more incouragement. please pray for the spirit to be with them. thanks
other than that, we are staying pretty healthy this time, and very poor.... for some reason, everyone in the zone feels like we were cut short on money and everyone is down to their last pesos. and we still ahve a week left at least before we get more money. speaking of that, did you get a new pin number for my card?
mom, do you know when the church is going to put out the new pmg? do you know if they are changing anything on it, or is it just making it smaller.
im glad to hear that the lane is being fixed, and everyone is still working hard. i hope grandma is feeling better and making great improvements! thanks for the update maryjo!
how is john and aricas baby doing? does someone have a picture of alyssas house they can send me? and if i want to get some pics of the mission in for the end of year slideshow, when would you like them by? everyone, thanks for all you do, and for your prayers. i am definately feeling comforted when times get rough, because i know i have all of you backing me up. thank you so much, you really dont know how much that really helps!
i love you all and pray for you all too!