Monday, September 16, 2013

The work goes on!

September 16th, 2013

Well we had a pretty nice week this week. It wasn't quite as awesome as the first week but it was pretty good. We found a new investigator who is awesome! His name is Rey and we were walking down the street and he started talking to us and then started talking in English! haha. He was born here in Mexico but moved to Texas a while ago like in 1970 something and just came back here like 6 months ago. We met him and agreed to have us over the next day to talk to him. Later that same night we saw him again and started asking us all these questions so we answered some of the questions and gave him a book of Mormon. So we left him with that and  with some questions because he had a bunch. We found him in his house the next day and he said he had been reading the Book of Mormon that night and was really attentitive to what we were saying. He had lots of questions which is really awesome because that means they actually want to hear what you´re saying. Its a custom here to be nice to people, even if you don´t want what they have to offer. It like people here can´t say no. They´ll say that they´ll go to church but then won´t go. They´ll listen to the whole lession pretending to be paying attention but they really aren´t paying any attention. But Rey, obviously, was different. We explained lesson 1 which answered his questions about what the book of mormon is, why we have it, things like that. He also said that he was now really curious about what the book says and that he´s gonna start reading it like crazy. He has been looking for a church his whole life. He was baptised catholic as a baby but he doesn´t like that he didn´t have any choice in what church he was baptised in so we explained that we don´t baptise infants and that you should chose for yourself where you get baptised and he liked that. I think he´s studied whith every church except ours because he hadn´t really hear about us haha. But.. there´s bad news to this story. We found out that he went to Houston to work and his family doesn´t know for how long he will be gone. The good part is that he´ll come back. 

Also, we had a zone conference with a member of the first quorom of the seventy. It was a pretty awesome conference. There were some changes in how we will be working as missionaries. The focus on the conference was how to work with the members, because as I´m sure you know by now, the work of salvation is for all members not just missionaries. Also earlier, missionaries focused mostly on missionary work, but now it´s the work of Salvation. One of the changes, is that now members have to assist sacrament meeting 5 times before they can be baptised, when before it was 2. I think this is a really great idea because now we can take our time teaching the people the lessons and we can be sure that they are ready for baptism. 

The three children of the family that is now officially active again, is going to be baptised this Sunday at 5 and their father will be baptising them! How exciting haha. Also, President Morales was talking to me this week and told me pretty much that I´m leaving the area after this transfer, so I gotta enjoy my time here while I can!

We had lots of people that we are teaching that didn´t go to church this sunday. It makes me a little sad when that happens but There isn´t much more that we can do than invite then and ask if they want a ride and pray. 

In other news, it´s been raining like crazy here. I think it´s like a hurricane or something that decided to go into Mexico instead of Florida haha. Lots of mud. Not really what I imagined Mexico as. 

Well I hope you all had a good week and have a great week to come!

Elder Warren

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