This week was mas o menos. We had some ups and downs. The first up is that Alexis, the recent convert received the priesthood yesterday! And we now have plans to go to the temple with him on 27 of February (for baptisms). Another up was that the family that I told you all about accepted a baptismal date for March 7! They love it when we come over. The dad said that before these people from a different church tried to teach him and he didn't like it because he felt like they were just teaching him just to teach. But he said that he feels like we actually care! Which is true. All this missionary work that we do is because we care about these people. If we didn't care, we wouldn't be doing this for two years or 18 months! It is so rewarding when you can see that someone feels the spirit in their life. We taught them with examples and they said it all makes sense. The only hard part about teaching this lesson was that the little girl just wanted me to play with her the whole time haha. We were in there and she just started calling me her uncle! Uncle uncle uncle! I don't know why but she kept it up for a long time haha. And she would just hand me her toys. It was such a good lesson. They couldn't come to church yesterday but they are coming next week!
Another cool thing was that we received a reference of a girl that wants to get baptized! She is the cousin of Alexis that got baptized two Saturdays ago. She has gone to church for years and years now but she is scared of drowning and for this reason she hasn't wanted to get baptized. She went to a baptism and the girl had to get baptized 5 times so she is scared of drowning. But she came to Alexis's baptism and it was quick and easy so she decided that she wants to overcome her fear. We are going to go to her house today to talk to her! Hopefully all goes well!
The bad, we just had a couple people drop us this week. They said they weren't really that interested. And our investigator who doesn't have permission to get baptized, we were at her house and talking to her mom and she told us how she is sick and it might be fatal. She has to wait for the results to come back. But she said if we pray for her every day during the week then she will come to church. We prayed every day and she came to church. It was testimony meeting so I was like oh sweet, this is perfect. Then afterwards it was just the opposite. She said that nobody respects the speaker. That it was irreverent. The kids she was fine with but she said that adults were playing on their tablets, phones and those things and that they were talking and that there was no respect. She said these things and then she left. We are going to go back to her house to talk to her today or tomorrow so hopefully we can get things figured out and get her to come back. Hopefully that one experience didn't destroy any desire she had. The examples of the members of the church for other people are so important. There are always people watching. And sometimes people won't like our examples, like this Sunday, but other times maybe they will. And that could be the difference so we always have to be good examples, in every place and in every moment.
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