I loved General Conference!! I watched it all in Spanish. I´ve gotten to the point now that it doesn´t matter. I understood it easily and was able to take notes. I had a really spiritual experience during conference. I was sitting down beside one of the members and it was right before the session started. It was POURING rain outside. A man, roughly dressed (not church clothes) entered the chapel and sat down by himself in the front. I felt like needed to go sit by him and introduce myself. I went over, sat down, asked him his name, and we started talking. His name was Mauricio. He told me that he was homeless and living in a park. He had no where to go during the rain, and had gotten on the bus. After getting on the bus, he told me he had “chosen the wrong bus" and got off because he was lost. He saw the capilla, and was overcome spiritually. He told me he started crying as he remembered that he had been baptized there many years ago. He told me he was passing through a dark moment and was having suicidal thoughts and that he knew that God had led him to the chapel. He told me of all the places he´d ever been to in his life, the church was where he had most felt loved. He watched a whole entire session of conference by my side. I know that he didn´t "choose the wrong bus" but that God had led him to the church so he could help him pass through his hard moment.
This week has been full of small victories and spiritual moments like those. Conference motivated me to complete with my missionary duties better than before and be more diligent in contacting people and be more firm in inviting people to come unto Christ.
Hermana Inostroza, one of the baptisms that we had planned fell through. Last night I was pretty down. We got home and I just sat down at my desk and thought about all of it for a good 20 minutes without moving. It is hard. It really gets on you. You feel like you did your best to help someone, but they didn´t make case of your counsel and didn´t get anywhere. I think it wasn´t her time. We gave it our best shot, but our job is not a one way affair and she didn´t put in her part. We are going to keep helping her husband, and active member, because he was pretty distraught and even a little bit angry. We testified to her that as soon as she starts to read the Book of Mormon she will understand the importance and want to be baptized. Let´s just hope she can do it.
Other than that we have once again, went hard looking for people and have come across some really amazing people on the way. Less actives, people in the street. I´m feeling great.
Life is still trucking on. I am trying to be better about giving my companion time to talk and helping him so he can get better, but I´m not a perfect teacher. He is improving a ton very, very fast and I feel as though he were an equal counterpart instead of a person that watches and follows me.
Life is amazing, Elder Scott