I know the curiosity is rising of what happened this week, so there isn´t any more waiting to go! I just want to say that in reality, not much happened, except a loooooooooooottttttt of finding! We used two days of the week that were devoted to finding, so that made the week busy! We were teaching so many lesson ones that, I can honestly say that I got sick of it, but it really grew my Spanish from it! But, the changes that we are making in the zone are indescribable! We are starting to baptize more from the new programs for finding. Our companionship hasn´t baptized yet, but we have four that should end the change! So, we are praying and fasting as much as we can for these baptisms. It was sad, though, because we found a miracle last Monday! We visited a 17-year-old man named Osbaldo, who visited the Church twice with his cousin. So we invited him for baptism for the Sunday of yesterday and he accepted. We taught him all the commandments and the lessons and he had no problems with anything. So from there we had him do the baptismal interview and he passed! That was so exciting for us, however sadly, we went to the house yesterday and it turns out his mom changed her mind about the baptism, because they´re Catholic. We were devastated by her choice; Osbaldo really had the desire to be baptized and she held him from the sacred ordinance. However, the Atonement is real and available to all who need it. Maybe this woman made us very disappointed, it is not for us to judge her, only the Lord.
But, we want to do everything for this young man so he can be baptized! He looks like the man who really wants to change his life around! We will be praying hard for the words to say, so that the mom gives him permission! That is our hope.
Also, this week on Friday we had splits with another area. I went an Elder named Elder Arriaga from Mexico. He was really cool to work with and see how he teaches. I really liked the way that he´s open with the people, so I really have been working on that recently. We also had a lot of finding to do, which really gave us more news in the area! cool right?!
So that´s basically it haha! There were some ups and downs, but I made it through! It´s kind of amazing how the struggle of the mission helps me grow each and every day! I love the Savior and know with a fact that He is watching over me and trusts me, even if I don´t complete His will! I know that He will help me to persevere until the end! Continue fighting the good fight of faith and have a great week!
Tu hijo, amigo, hermano, y gringo,
PS- To all you graduated seniors you best be knowing that I want to see them grad pics. HMU
(I´ll send pics next week I promise) Please don´t be mad haha