Well, another week here in Cofradía. This was the last week of the change and it went well. I did divisions with Elder Chancay from Ecuador in my area on Tuesday. He is new in the mission, but progressing well. We had a good day teaching despite not everything going perfectly as planned.
We taught a lot of good lessons this week and found a lot of good prospects, but again we are not seeing the progress we would like to see with certain investigators with fecha. It is quite frustrating, but nevertheless, we still had 4 at church and a handful of menos activos even though they weren´t the ones we were intending to have. We just are instruments and the Lord touches hearts, simple as that...we don´t always choose who will come and who will not. For example, we had awesome spiritual lessons (some in the church) with M-A (with E to fellowship), M (with M to help fellowship), an awesome contact named P and D, C (with S to fellowship), A, and Leonel...but none of them came to church. Then, we had some "so-so" lessons with F. , M, and a new reference named Y (from F. ) but they all came to church.
Well, the Lord always provides, as we saw with K this Sunday. We haven´t really been teaching her. She is 15 or 16 years old and lives with her boyfriend´s family Luis Baquedano who is 18. The family Baquedano are active members, but L had some chastity issues, K got pregnant, and now they have a 9 month old daughter. She always comes to church and knows more or less the message of the Restoration, Plan of Salvation, etc because she lives with the family. After church, she told us she wants to get baptized and that she separated recently from her boyfriend until they can get married. Truly it came out of nowhere, but we´ll see what we can do. There are obviously some serious issues, but repentance is always available.
Not going to tell the whole story for you guys, but just so I can remember, here are the trigger words. M during her noche de hermanamiento... "vacío" ... "es como si las puertas de mi corazón fueran cerradas"
Well, that´s all I have. Have a great week everyone!
Cofradía 1, Zona Cofradía 6/15/15 - 6/22/15