Sunday, November 22, 2015
well my last week has just arrived and honestly I dont feel like Im finishing yet. It still feels like I just got here. Well to be quick, we have been working with Miguel a 30 year old man that wants to change his life but hasnt received an answer yet that the church is true. we are all praying and fasting for him so that he can be baptized this Saturday. We also have a talent show this weekend and it will be a fun time. Well I love you all and I will all be seeing you soon.
My mission continues at home,
we are working right now a ton with the program he is the gift and making sure everyone has the chance to see it. It is going pretty good. We had also planned to have a baptism this coming saturday but Alejandra all of the sudden said she wasnt going to church anymore. After finding a ton of investigators they all decided this week to stop progressing...we are trying not to get desanimated. I had a really strong impression that I should be focusing more on my companion than trying to run around crazy finding new people and having the best numbers. I really have the desire to finish strong with great numbers and everything and I will try but after talking with my leaders I have decided that I am killing my companion. I have been running around with my head cut off leaving her behind in the dust. Now I am more conscious of her needs and in each prayer I ask God to help me to focus on her so that she can learn to be a good missionary and baptize many people for the next year and a half. She will be able to accomplish more that I possibly could in only one change if I teach her well enough. In the mission, I have learned that God always is checking my humility.
It has been kind of hard to train only because she is SUPER NEW. She doesnt even have very good higiene so I am starting from the very basics. I just hope I am doing enough. Dont get me wrong, we are still finding new people and focusing in on baptisms but now that isnt my number one goal. My number one goal is to teach and love her and I feel and know that through humility will come success. And never had I ever thought that it would be so hard to get a baptism in south america! But here is argentina the people are very set in their religions and honor the virgin mary. Now I think I understand what it means to be hardhearted and stiffnecked. I just keep praying for the guidance of the spirit each day to be able to find the people that God has prepared. I love you all and wish you luck in this busy season,
con mucho amor,
Alright so I am officially training a peruvian. She is gordita and sweet and talks really quiet. She has only been a member of the church for a year and a half and so she doesnt know very much about the gospel to teach it. With time, she will be able to pull it off. We are practicing and studying a ton so that we can teach together. It is sure a change to be training again. I also have to teach her how to clean and be clean. But overall, she is great and has a lot of energy for the work. I am super impressed with her story because she got baptized after one week of knowing the elders and a day after she recieved an answer. Anything is possible!
Here it is hard enough getting the people go to church, let alone baptism! We are still working with Alejandra and her kids and they are progressing but it is hard for her to accept that the church is the only true church. She is catholic and doesnt want to leave her traditions because of what her parents and boyfriend think. But we have been finding a ton of new people...even a prostitute! Looks like this is going to be a very busy and fun last stretch.
Love you all,
next week I will send pictures