|Lunch at Denny's|
|District Lunch at Denny's|
|Baptism Last Week|
|Saturday Night Futbol after English Class|
|Moto Taxi Driver|
Pretty normal week working each day to find, teach, and baptize people here in Ocotillo. We had our ups and downs with some lessons going very very well while many return appointments (mostly after "Lecciones para Encontrar" AKA contacts) fall which can be frustrating but just the way things go.
Since our contacts haven´t been as effective, we thought of some other ways to find new investigators. We were talking with the Bishop´s son who is a return missionary. He said he would talk with the kids and gain their confidence then ask if they could go talk to their parents. He said he had a few baptisms out of that. We have been trying to do that more...gain the confidence of the kids and youth. One day, we played a soccer game that they call Chano. Two teams of two play at a time. One player shoots a free kick and the other team has to catch it in the goalie keeper´s box. If they just knock it away, the other player can shoot again or take it out and pass it to the other player to shoot. It is still in play until the team shooting scores or the defensive team grabs it in the goalie´s box. Each player has 3 shots. My companion and I won three games in a row with a bunch of kids and youth cheering us on. After playing for 20-30 minutes, we said goodbye, invited the kids to futbol at the church Tuesdays and Saturdays, and went to our next appointment. Even if we just gain their confidence, it will be worthwhile. Many of the kids are just totally ingrained to think Mormon missionaries are bad and they should avoid them (or just ask us "quieren café?")
We went to Denny´s today for lunch. I had the Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger. MMMMMM!!!!
Well, we have changes this upcoming week. Odds are, either I will leave Ocotillo or I will stay and just get a new companion. In the meantime, you will have to just wait for next week.
I´m sending another email with photos and the explanations.
Ocotillo, El Carmen, SPS 7/14/14 - 7/21/14