Monday, November 3, 2014
October 20, 2014 - Pressing forward!!!!!
What a great week. The temperature is now dropping below sixty but actually bought a sweater a couple weeks ago and have many warm jackets. Thank you for checking mom. :) I just bought some protein as well and looks like it will last me a while. This is how our investigators are doing:
Alejandro: We taught him last Wednesday the Plan of Salvation with four or five of his friends that were there. It went very well and the spirit was strong and after we taught the kingdoms of glories Rosa turned to her husband and said,"this all makes sense." It was so cool. Alejandro is still set to be baptized November 16th! Rosa asked the question why we do not pray to the virgin Mary and explained the scripture that we pray to the father in the name of the son. We then felt prompted to go over the steps to pray. After we explained it, one of Alejandro's friends said that he has always wondered the step to prayer. It was really cool! The others that were present were very attentive and understood everything we taught. There were some that showed interest but most of them said that they are Evangelists. He said he is in the process of able to go in to work earlier so he can attend church. It was a great lesson.
Rosalino: Taught him the first half of the Plan of Salvation and was very attentive. He really enjoyed it. We are working with him to try to get work off on Sundays. He is so awesome and works almost 14 to 15 hours a day of manual labor and is trying to get his kids over from Peru. He also still finds time to read the BOM a couple times a week.
Justin: He was very busy this week and said we can come back next and teach him a lesson. He lives with his Aunt and a lot of the time is not home.
Natalia: We taught her a short lesson at her door about the Word of Wisdom. She said that she has tried everything to get off coffee. We then felt prompted to ask if she has every tired Orca, a substitute for coffee with out the coffee bean. She said she has not and we are going to get her some this next week. She was excited to try something new to stop her addiction.
Bicente & Dora: We did not see them this last week due to over time at work but said they are going to try to go to English class tonight!
We have been mostly working with our less actives this past week such as Paul who has not attended church for three weeks. He has been working so much and has been sick as well. He wants us to teach his daughter to get her ready for baptism. We had a great time with him this last week. He has been teaching us some French which helped him to open up a lot to us. Also we have worked a lot with Hermano Chinchilla helping him to find the desire to come back to church. He has had a hard life back in El Salvador. He is great guy. Last Saturday we helped the first councilor in the elders quorum finally move in to his new house after six months living in a rental. They are from New Mexico and are an awesome kind family. We moved all day Saturday and cleaned a lot of his house as he finalized the deal with the realtor agent. This might be my last week with Elder Pearson but we will know for sure this Sunday. Well I love Dad, Mom, Tanner and Mckay all so very much.