"It´s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!" The weeks are literally getting exponentially faster. This was a quick week, but it was a good one.
First things first, congratulations Christian on your mission call!!! I´m so excited for you. Mission calls truly come from the Lord and many people of Tacoma will be prepared just for you. You will truly become a disciple of the Savior and be able to learn a ton from the experienced leadership.
We did divisions in La Aldea and Ocotillo (woohoo). Unfortunately, the power went out in Ocotillo so we had to go home early, but it was fun working in my old area. I believe we have to go back next week for another baptismal interview so I will be able to say goodbye one last time to families and converts.
We had some excellent progress with Dilcia Sagastume. Her son Santos (16 years old) went to church yesterday and enjoyed it very much. Her baptism is set for theand there shouldn´t be any problems. We taught temples and family history work and there were no hiccups at all. She knows these things are true and she is acting on it. Santos Jr. and Sr. will be likely baptisms next change because of the lack of attendance.
We also saw great progress with José and Doris Ulloa. We threw together a venta de baleadasmorning and it turned out to be a great success! We sold around 60 baleadas and made 800 Lempiras! We are doing another venta just for the missionaries. We hope to make around 800-1000 Lempiras. Unfortunately, we found out some information. José has had problems with question #4 of the baptismal interview so he will need an interview with President Dester . He will be gone all this week working in Comayagua so we won´t be able to help prepare him as much. We are still exercising faith so they can be married and at least Doris will be able to get baptized so blessings will start flowing into the lives of the family.
We had a great Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I was a little under the weather. I had respitory problems with a 102.5 degree fever, but it was good. We were invited to the Molanphy family´s house for dinner. They are a Chilean family that live in Honduras but have a ton of ties with the United States. One of the kids lives in California and one studied at BYU Idaho. Awesome family and an awesome dinner. Best dinner of the entire mission. Brother Molanphy gave us a mini tour of his house and his mayan artifcacts that he has. Cool stuff.
We were having trouble finding new investigators that will progress this week, butwe were able to get our hopes up again. One example is Javier and his sister in law Heidi. We taught them The Restoration last week and left the Book of Mormon. Heidi had read and prayed and her husband (who hasn´t been home during the lessons yet) also prayed specifically to know if it´s true. They accepeted to be baptized and they are willing to go to church and get married. Macizo!!!
In the ward we had the primary presentation. Cute stuff. There are always awesome kids who know their lines and then there are the ones with pena and don´t end up saying anything. We all felt the spirit as we sang "Soy un hijo de Dios" at the end.
Get excited! Today I bought Christmas presents! I hope you like them.
Well, this is my last week here in the mission field. We are putting in work and hoping to see miracles this weekend with 2 - 3 baptisms and putting fechas for the entire month of December. Just fyi, I changed my goal of reading the book of mormon to the end of the year. Working, meetings, divisions, reading DyC and the New Testament, and other inconveniences made it a little tough. Love you all!
San Pedro Sula 1, Zona San Pedro Sula 11/23/15 -