Monday, December 19, 2016

Cool Week!

Things have been crazy good here. Yesterday we were able to get 5 investigators to church and we have some super cool people that are progressing towards baptism. The sad part is that I'm probably going to get pulled out of the area this coming week. I haven't been this sad for transfers to come before in my mission. I've just grown to love some of these people over the last few weeks and it's been ridiculously cool to see them progress and learn about the gospel.

Coraimy is family of a member. We're teaching her and her ex-husband (they separated recently but he comes by to hang with the kids). Coraimy is SOOOOO prepared! She wants to change her life and be better and get closer to her Heavenly Father, so it's been really cool to work with her. We saw her desire the first time we met with her and so this week we set a baptismal date with her for the 25th. It's super close but it's possible! Or it was possible... She has a super strong desire to change and be better but this Sunday kinda messed up our plans. We had told her everything that she needed to do to be baptized, and she was all for it. But we forgot to tell her that she has to come to church a minimum of 2 times to be baptized. So we went to her house on Sunday morning to get her to come because her phone doesn't work. And we get there and told her that she had to come in order to reach her goal of the 25th. And she started to change her plans and try and get a ride but then her aunt went off saying that she's not ready to be baptized and stuff and never came and got her! We got her to want to come but then her aunt starts blowing up on us and it was a mess. But Coraimy is soooo ready. You'd never think that a member would get in the way of our miracle!! But oh well, she'll get baptized soon.

Gabby and Leti are a young family that are progressing a ton! They're super cool and want to find direction in their lives. They're accepting everything that we teach and Gabby came to church yesterday! They have a date for the 8th of January. Pretty sure they'll be baptized that day.

Ana Gomez and her family are progressing really well also. Ana and her daughter Nicole came to church again yesterday and love it. So it's been really cool to see, especially because at the beginning, we didn't see a ton of potential in them. But now they're really progressing! The dad hasn't been super interactive with us. He works a lot. They have a date for the 15th because we're pretty sure they're not married.

Penelope will be baptized on the 25th! She's doing well and just finished her 3rd grade finals this week, hahaha.

But yeah, working has been really fun lately. And we're working really hard to try and achieve what's called the "Standards of Excellence" which is basically like the goal for all of us to achieve. But we're having some problems because we probably won't have the 2 baptisms that you need to reach the goals. But we're really close and it's been super cool to try and reach the goals because they're quite a bit higher than what we normally achieve as missionaries.

Merry Christmas!
Elder Nelson
Only pic from this week was taken on P-day last week. We got serious playing chess on the floor. That's how the big dawgs role in this mission hahaahha

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