Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We don't have a lot of investigators right now...


I'm so excited to hear about Gramma and Grampa! I know that you'll be great! It sounds like this summer will be really busy for everybody, but I'm sure that it will
be great. Some of the senior missionaries I've met have been able to have lunch or dinner
with their families before they leave, and they have been really grateful for it.

I'm glad that everyone had a great time in Rexburg, and that Brenna is ready for college
to start! (I will write Brenna and Sophie letters when I get them, apparently it can take
awhile for packages to get here.)

Sounds like the house is pretty crazy, but it is good to hear that not everything is falling apart.

The baptism...didn't happen. Jorge had some problems accepting Joseph Smith as the prophet
And our district leader told us that Jorge didn't have any real problems with that part of the baptismal interview. But then at our English class on Saturday, Jorge told us that he had gotten another answer, and that he had decided not to get baptized. We tried to get him to come back to the church and talk about it with him, but he wouldn't answer his phone. And Jorge is moving back to Ecuador this week, so we won't be teaching him anymore.

I haven't had anything weird yet, we don't really eat with the members. The recent convert Josetty is from the Dominican Republic, and has made food for us a few times, and it is delicious! We are still teaching her daughters, Edith and Joeddy, who want to get baptized, but their father doesn't want them too. I guess at first he didn't want Josetty to get baptized, but then changed his mind and gave his permission as a birthday present. We see them a lot because we are keeping contact with the recent convert, and are still teaching the investigators.
We don't have a lot of other investigators right now, so we have been working on finding people to teach. We have gone through the area book a few times, and I know that we will go through it again.

Hna. Marín is from Valencia. She has an older brother. Her parents are both members of the church, and she has been a member all of her life. She actually started her mission in Bilbao, but came to Madrid when they redid the missions. I don't know if her being a Spainard makes a difference, but I can tell that there is a difference in our contacts because she speaks Spanish. When we would contact in the park, I would just sort of keep talking and testifying becuase I knew that I couldn't understand what they were saying. Our contacts definitely feel more like conversations and less like preaching.

Today we went to Alaclá again and bought somethings for our piso, and then we went on a last minute trip to Madrid. (It's only like 40 minutes from where we were to the temple.) Hna. Marín has an old companion who is flying to Utah tomorrow to go to BYU, and she was at the temple today. Plus, the companion got engaged today. So while we were at the mall, Hna Marín found out about her companion, and we decided to go to Madrid. We had met up with some of the elders in our district, and our district leader told us to go. So we went. We had a few other things planned for today, but I guess we will have to do them later.

One of the things we did today was deep clean our piso, because tomorrow we have piso checks. The senior couple serving in the office is coming to make sure that our piso is clean and safe to live in. I have a feeling that Gramma and Grampa will be doing some of that in Russia.
We are working hard and I am learning so much.
Love you all,

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