Hows everybody doing? first off, i got the package from dad. THANK YOU! I have been craving some of those Ritter Sports for awhile...Feel free to send more haha. Also, that CD is awesome, it does make me miss my mandolin and guitar a little bit though. Did you say that it was Brett`s folk ensemble class professor whos CD it is? I think I want to take that class when I get back...I dont really like thinking about coming home though; I dont want to have to worry about what classes im going to take at the Y or finding work. The mission is so much simpler and easier in that sense.
Anyways, This week has been a good one, but really rough as well. Samir didn`t end up getting baptized on Saturday. A bunch of things came crashing down all at once that really discouraged him. First off, His Boss moved their work to another part of Tegucigalpa...close to where i was in San Rafael actually, and he has had to work a lot more as well. And then also the house that we would always teach him in, the family is moving out and the Land Lady who lives below is really mad about it so she says that they cant have any visitors over. The family didnt listen at first and we still came over, but after that the Land Lady locked them out of their own house. And then Samir`s friend Samaria (She`s the one that has been really helping out with bringing him to church) let him know that she is only his friend and i think he expected something more. So know he is embarassed to be around her in the Church. We called him before we knew all of that he just told us that he wont be able to come to church anymore and probably wont be able to visit with us anymore. It was really really hard for me to hear that from him. Especially after all that happened...kind of like a punch in the stomach. It is incredible for me to see how hard Satan works on people that want to make changes in their lives and make covenants. We are going to see what we can do to get Samir to come back to church, but I`m just trying hard to not let it discourage me and to keep working hard to find other people that are ready to hear the message of the restored gospel. Just gotta keep hope and faith...lets kick some Satanàs
We did have Ester and Yessenia come to church again this week. and they stayed for all 3 classes! they told us that they got so bored last time and didnt want to stay for the whole time, so thats why we started our own class for sunday school. But there are some awesome ladies in the ward that made a bigger effort to befriend them and that really helped a lot. We are still Trying to help her make the decision to get married...She and her "husband" have been together for 25 years and have 5 kids together. We are still praying to figure out what she needs to learn or hear to help her take the step forward to be able to get baptized.
Well thats about it for this week. I LOVE YOU! you`re the best family a missionary could ask for. Keep up the good work in your succesfull lives :) haha
Con mucho mucho amor,
Ps. In San Rafael i baptized a man named Carlos, if you remember. Anyways, I just found out that he has recieved the Melchezidek Priesthood and went to Guatemala to do baptisms in the Temple. I tell you, nothing makes you feel better than when you see these people stay active in the church and continue progressing. All my baptisms are faithfully attending church in San Rafael with goals to go to the temple, except La Familia Zepeda.