Wednesday, May 3, 2017

La pascua o Semana santa (Easter or Holy Week here)

April 11, 2017

Tuesday - pday! Basically just slept all day, haha me and merino pushed our beds together for the last night and watched a movie in the morning, then we went to gaucho and patos for the last time together, then did cyber…the usual! Then in the night we said goodbye to some people wth merino, haha he got super trunky and didn’t want to leave me. But it needed to happen.

Wednesday - I got my new companion today, Elder Rodriguez from Barcelona, España! He’s pretty cool, we kinda know each other already because he was comps with Elder Solano my second companion. But he’s cool and super funny, we get along really well. Also Elder Paulson is my zone leader!!!!!! haha he’s awesome. He was in my district in Rocha when he was training and now he lives with me!!!!, and haha he has yu-gi-oh cards and we play it all the time!!! It gets pretty heated sometimes! Some might say we’re ¨nerds¨ and I would say: heck yea we are!!!! Also Camila our convert is so awesome!!! We went to her house and a family friend was there and she invited him into our lesson and invited him to church. So we taught him and he said he’s been searching for the true church. He accepted a baptismal invitation, we didn’t put a date, because he might not be staying here, but if he finds work then it’s a yes.

Thursday - Well we’re getting to know each other, and I’m showing him the area, but we had a really long charla with these 2 girls, haha 1 was apostalic (don’t know if thats right in english) and the other ¨atheist¨ but we shared the restoration, and haha the apostolic said well I was believing it up until you said that it’s YOUR church that this happened to, like only you guys have the truth (well kinda..) but no, it’s Gods church. Then the other was paying attention but their dad doesn’t like us and they told us to come by when he isn’t around. Also we had a good lesson with Flia Lemos and my comp answered one of Alejandros questions and he really liked the answer, so he’s getting closer.

Friday - we had a cool charla with a girl named Sofia, and we put a baptismal date for the 13th, haha we gave her a pamphlet yesterday and she read almost all of it, (almost no one does that) then we asked her to explain it and she explained everything fairly well actually for reading it 1 time. She’s 15, we invited her to church too but she didn’t come (slept in) then in the afternoon we were walking to Santa Bernandina (and the charla fell through so we walked all that way for nothing) but we found a kitten in the middle of a field, so we grabbed him and found him a home, sadly we found his brother on the road a little farther up, but he was super cute.

Saturday - haha so we contacted this couple a while ago and have gone by their house a couple times and they’re renting the house behind another house, so every time we knock the landlord is there and doesn’t want anything to do with us. So we knocked on the door and the son said that she was sleeping, then the dad comes out ¨well advise her at least with theres people here for her. Then he came out and walked closer to us and looked up and said ¨OH YOU GUYS´ then turned around and walked inside, haha me and my comp laughed quite a bit from that because he came out just to do that. 

Sunday - well at first no one showed up, but we called the Lemos family and they came, then Camila came later (after we went to her house to grab her, then finding out she just left) and she brought her friend, but he left when she brought him, noooo!!! If only we had stayed!!!!! Then we had another lesson with our Jehovahs witness investigator, and boy they are hard to teach. But we have some questions that she doesn’t know how to respond. But it was good, then we went to Lemo’s house and put a new baptismal date for the 29th of April with Alejandro, (the birthday of their 2 twin babies) so that’ll be motivation for him. Haha he put a bunch of self goals before he gets baptized, so we went over the requisites for baptism and we saw that he’s already ready. He just needs more of a testimony on prophets, so we’re gonna watch the Tommy Monson video with him.

This week was really good, I got my new Español companion, and Paulson my homie came to the house! Well really this whole change was good, we found soo many people, and dropped a ton, but have found so many good investigators that have potential. All in all we found 52 new investigators this change, pretty unbelievable, and we taught around 90 lessons (including with members and less actives) . Man I love this area soo much!! So we’re gonna keep trying to keep it up this change. And hopefully we’ll be able to turn some of those new investigators into baptisms!! Also we’re gonna be playing yu-gi-oh a ton this change since Paulson brought it over, (y si somos algunos ñoños)


Elder Grigor

Elder Rodriguez and Elder Grigor

The river over by Santa Bernadina 
The cat we found 

A crazy yard we found on Sunday - Life imitating art!!! 

Treeception !!! 

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