Well, another good week in the mission field. To get to the best news first, we had a baptism this Saturday!!! It almost wasn´t going to happen because he was working a lot, his phone seemed to always be turned off when we needed to contact him, and he had job interviews - that have gone well - in Villanueva. Despite all this, he was able to pass the interview the night before and be baptized the next day.
We were planning on starting the baptism around 4:30 but he didn´t get back from work until 5:20 or so. It was a good baptismal service and a lot of people showed up. We performed the ordinance in a nearby river at dusk. He was super nervous, but a member friend was able to help him out. We closed the meeting at the church by singing "Conmigo quédate, Señor"...classic. The next day, we had to call him to wake him up for the confirmation, but he still arrived on time. He is really smart, great (changed) guy, and has a lot of potential, but I still worry for him a little bit. We are going to do everything we can to help him continue on the covenant path and stay active.
I did divisions with Elder C from Dallas, Texas this Thursday. We had a really good day with some good lessons. During one of the lessons with member, I had challenged S at the end to baptism and she accepted. Today, however, we found out she will be working for our investigator L with fecha bautismal for the 14th of Febuary. For L to get baptized, she needs to go to church, and for that to happen, she wants someone (o sea, S) to be in her restaurant on Sundays. Awkward dilemma. Either S will get baptized or L unless something else happens.
We had a really good Sunday. The branch president got released and will be on the High Council. Our new branch president is super pilas and I know we will have a lot of success this year. The stake president and his counselor came and had a 2 hour combined sunday school to present parts of the 2015 Plan de Area for Central America. Each member will be getting a cardstock sheet that has a calendar for 2015 with boxes for FHE, prayer, scripture study, and a check mark for tithing, fast offerings, and temple names. Super cool and hopefully will help members do the little things so that a capilla can be built this year and that plans can be made for a temple here in SPS soon.
Well, my companion and I had some more setbacks this week and we didn´t start progressing until we hit "rock-bottom" but I´m doing the best I can. He literally is showing the exact same signs of what I had and did with my trainers Elder P and Elder S. I´m trying to be patient and humble enough to improve personally.
I´ll now talk about the p-day last week and today's p-day. Last week, we hiked a hill near Río Lindo. Cool pics. Today as a zone, we went to Pulhapanzak again. It was raining, but it was fun. I´ll send some pics.
Well, nothing else really. Right now we are preparing for some baptisms for the 7th and the 14th of febrero. I hope you guys have a great week!
Río Lindo, Zona Yojoa 1/12/14 - 1/19/15