Monday, October 1, 2012

She can barely walk because of her arthritis, but she still does everything she can to come to church and everything. She is the best.


Its fall! It has officially started to get cold here. And the leaves are changing. Also its super dark by like 7 o clock. Which makes working in the evening a little more difficult if we don't have appointments. People don't really want to talk to strangers on their doorstep when they live in a shady part of town and its dark. Luckily we've only been out knocking once after dark so far, and I don't plan on making it a regular thing.

This week was pretty normal. We managed to find some new investigators. Kind of. We refound them really. There is a lady and her daughters that we contacted back in July that we taught once and then lost contact with. The one lesson we had with them was kind of a disaster. We were teaching way over their understanding, cos the hermana really has like no religious background and also is just kind of. . well, slower. But this time we found them, set up another appointment and went over and it went so much better. We were a lot more prepared and taught at a much lower understanding level. Which was good because it really got her little girls involved as well. The hermana can't read, so we are going to start reading the children's Book of Mormon with them.

Other than that we had most of our regular appointments. We have decided to start reading with the Armenta family every couple of days to help them read, because they just can't seem to find the time to do it themselves. So we are just stopping by for 15 minutes every couple of days and reading a chapter. I'm hopeful that this will help them finally get their answer if the Book of Mormon is true.

We had a good lesson with Graciela, our investigator who is a Seventh Day Adventist. We're a little bit stuck with her, and don't know how to continue. She understands what we're saying that the church was restored, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that we have a prophet today. She's reading the Book of Mormon and believes its true. She just is very comfortable in her church. And believes that as long as we are following Christ we will all be okay. Which is true. . . we just need the proper authority to be baptized and all that. So we'll see if we can get her to understand that. She said she wants to come to General Conference this weekend though, and she's excited for it. Pray for her, and for us so that we know how to teach her.

We went to the General Relief Society broadcast on Saturday. It was awesome. We went with Imelda, and she loved it. Its the first conference or anything she's been able to see. They talked a lot about pioneers, so this next week when we visit her we're going to talk a little bit about that. Imelda is so awesome. You guys have no idea. Like I can't wait for you to meet her. Last Friday when we visited her she was asking what else she has to do to be prepared to go through the temple when she has a year as a member. She can barely walk because of her arthritis, but she still does everything she can to come to church and everything. She is the best. She is also trying really hard to help her family and to get them interested in the church because she knows how much it will help them.

This last week we did the new way of planning that Elder Aidukaitis taught us, and it was super intense. We basically are supposed to plan our whole week in advance and fill every blank spot with appointments and stuff. Even if we don't have any appointments set up yet. So we're like planning, and being like. . well. . umm. I hope we can get an appointment with this person at this time. But it was awesome and because we did that those appointments are all falling into place. Tomorrow we have 8 appointments set up and confirmed! Its gonna be a crazy week.

Well, I think thats all I've got for you this week. I hope everything is going well for you!

Les quiero,


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