I`ve decided that my life was kinda boring. I was talking to Elder Silva, a Brazilian elder, and at the age of 16, he worked and lived alone in a fast food restaurant. Crazy stuff no?
I am blessed that I had a great family and was raised without any serious problems. I love my family very, very much.
This week was a typical week. We are trying to streamline and make the work in our sector more efficient. This week we organized a massive pile of paper in our house with people that the missionaries have contacted in our sector. We organized it by street and by address so now we can head over to a street, and walk up it talking to all the people the missionaries have already talked to and see if they would accept more visits. It has been going very well! We found a couple that is super great. Their names are Leonel and Elizabeth. We have already had 2 appointments with them, and they have accepted a baptismal date, but they aren`t married so we need to help them with that so they can be baptized.
We also have been working hard with another couple named Enrique and Fernanda. Enrique was baptized when he was young, then for a few reasons, stopped going to church. Fernanda is his girlfriend. They have 3 children. They showed up at church one day, and we spoke with them and have been teaching them and arranging family nights with other members for the past 2 weeks. They are going to move soon to the ward next to ours and it is also a great ward, so I`m excited to see how it goes.
Alfonso, one of our investigators that is super close to baptism, has been doing amazing. Super busy with his work, but as maquina as ever. Before I got to the sector, all the other missionaries before me told me that they had gotten permission for him to be baptized in our ward, but I talked to president the other day and he told me he had to be baptized in the ward were he lives, which is Las Americas, my first ward. We set up a cita with Alfonso, and the elders from Las Americas. I was nervous because we had to explain to Alfonso that he had to change wards and he already had friends in our ward. I had thoughts about him not taking it well, and not wanting to receive the missionaries anymore, but he took it really well, and the elders from Las Americas are going to start teaching him and having family nights that way he gets friends. His baptism is scheduled for the 4th of March.
Personally I am doing great. I miss you all a lot, but I am happy. I have hard days, but I am doing well.
This past Sunday was pretty tough for me. I am trying so hard to get my investigators to progress and I feel like I am the best teacher I ever been, but the last Sunday, after a ton of people said they would come to church, nobody showed up. I was down in the dumps. I felt very, very humbled. It is good for me though because it teaches me to be a problem solver and to be more humble.
LOVE YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!!