This last week was good. Pretty normal all around, but there were a couple of things I’ll write down. So almost my whole time here we have been working with this guy Armando. We baptized his son but he can’t be baptized because he needs to get married. His girlfriend of 12 years thinks that this is too soon haha. But yeah so the moral of the story is he can’t be baptized until he’s married but he goes to church like every Sunday and he even pays his tithing. That is super cool. We taught him that once you are baptized you can start paying your tithing. The next Sunday he was like, “Hey how do I pay my tithing? Where are the envelopes?” He went and filled one out and paid his tithing. So that was dope. He is super cool he is just working on getting married so we pass by once or so a week and teach them something. This last time we watched a little movie about 10 min long called Between Heaven and Earth. It is about temples and it talks about baptisms for the dead and when Armando saw it he said, “Ohh there is hope for me Randle (his son) can do it for me when I’m dead.” It was super funny but the poor guy. We are working on it but his wife is super nervous about it. If we talk about it with her then she just hides from us for a week and stuff so we just have to work on it little by little and hope something touches her heart. They are a cool family.
The other cool family is the Caleros. They had the kid that we couldn’t baptize for like 2 months because of his evangelical family. His parents were less active but they are now active and it’s super cool. They changed 180 degrees in everything. They are just happier people. It is super cool to see some people we could actually help change.
Another guy who we’re working on is George. He and his mother in law give us breakfast every day. Today me and my companion went and got pancake mix and bacon and we made that for everyone over there. It was good to have a good scout camp breakfast with pancakes covered in bacon with scrambled eggs covered in syrup. It was good. We’re trying to get George to go to church. He is super nervous about starting the repentance process. We read Alma 36 with him. He wants to come back to the church, it’s just hard for him. He feels bad about his past and stuff because he used to be a super hard gangster and got deported for trafficking a lot of drugs and violence but he is a cool guy. This Sunday
will be the one he goes back to church. We’re working on it.
This week we will have a baptism of a chovalo—teenager named Jimmy. We are working on some other investigators and this one lady and her 5 kids, so hopefully we will see some super good success in these up coming weeks.
Peace and Love,