Another quick week in the mission field. This change is going by super quick. We had another good work week here in Ocotillo. Last week, we decided to start really focusing in on 11 investigators with potential baptisms for this month. Unfortunately, after working hard this week, that list has gone down to just 4 or 5. C, a g in a part-member family, is going back to C for a month. She says she knows the church is true and wants to be baptized when she returns. J, the daughter in the family, wants to be baptized but lacks 2 church attendances and her mom (a member but super inactive) doesn´t want her getting baptized until she is older. Tough. The biggest blow came from the V. They agreed to be baptized and married, but the mother doesn´t have her ID card from Honduras. In order to be married, she must receive this card first but it takes 2-3 months. There goes 5 baptisms. One of the sons could still technically get baptized at the end of the month, but it´s better to wait for the whole family. I have no doubt that these 7 people will get baptized down the line in the next change or the one after that. They have felt the spirit and have true desires. It´s a little difficult because I probably won´t be here to see them be baptized, but that´s the way it goes. Through this experience, although it is a little difficult for me, I have learned to be more patient and that my timescale is not the Lord´s.
In preparation for their marriage and the marriage of another family this month, some of the members made and sold pizzas. We as missionaries helped organize everything. They plan on selling something this week as well.
We had a good lesson with the F. The bishop was there and we watched an episode of The District 2. G really enjoyed it and is thinking about preparing for a mission. She still has 11 months until she can officially go, but it would be pretty awesome if down the line she does have desires to serve.
Well, that´s all I have. I´ll send some pics. Cheque!!!
Ocotillo, El Carmen, SPS 8/4/14 - 8/11/14