|Thumbs up to this great member!|
Okay well as for my new companion this week. Elder B** is from Oregon and has been out on his mission for about 10 months now. Yes, like I said last week he was "born" here in this area, ward, and same apartment. Ha-ha so he had mixed emotions about returning back to this area. However a lot has changed since he last left so we have a lot of work to do here. To be honest this has been my hardest area yet for working with investigators, LAs etc. We really don’t have a teaching pool anymore. The majority of the people we have been teaching have just disappeared off from the face of the earth. The family C** we found out some very shocking news which makes our job 10 times harder as missionaries to help them progress to baptism. We found out that the mom and dad aren’t married and have just been living together for the past 13 years and they feel they will keep it that way. This is very hard because the only way they can ever progress to baptism is by getting married. I haven't really had to deal with this issue a whole lot on my mission so this is going to be new for me. But I am ready to attempt the climb and challenge that the work of the Lord brings each day. We have been teaching their daughters and they have been progressing decently. They have great questions and love it when we come over to teach them. We are still trying to determine if they really have interest in progressing. R** has been reading and praying which is great! But says she hasn't received any confirmations so we will just be patient with her.
|Great member in our ward|
With the “sermon on the mount” kids we only had one sermon this past week and it wasn’t a very big one nor effective. We were able to talk to C**’s grandma about allowing her to come to church with us on Sundays which she very hesitantly said was okay. She is very concerned how C** keeps going to so many different churches. I guess she has been going to her dad’s, some friend’s church, ours and one other church. Her grandma has just told her to pick one and stay with her choice... PICK OURS!! Ha-ha. She is doing great though, I can promise you that she will be baptized within the next year if she continues to try to listen and come to church. It’s just a really complex situation with her right now.
|Our newest member R and her Aunt!|
Well that’s it for me this week. I am praying for some success and tender mercies this week from the Lord. Just remember that anything hard in life has to come with a price! I love you all and wish the best of wishes to everyone!! Mis oraciones estan con todos!