Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Alright, this week I'm just going to give kind of a day by day account of the biggest events that happened.
Monday was great, as most P-days are. We drove around the city which I loved. I've always really loved bigger cities. We almost died twice too. It was....exciting. First, we were driving to the store and just about got t-boned in an intersection by a car that ran the light. Good thing we all had seat belts on. And our name tags. I feel like sometimes those tags save our lives.
The next instance was when we were riding our bikes to a member's house for Family Night. We were lost and so we started asking some people for directions. We passed a couple guys walking on the street who looked drunk, so I kept biking, but my comp didn't notice(???) and stopped. One of the guys flipped out a knife and stumbled towards Elder Gutierrez. I FLEW back to him and fixed everything.
Tuesday was a bit different. We were able to contact a TON of people today. We were mostly in neighborhoods instead of on the streets. We stopped at each crossroad and asked where we should go. This helped us SO much, because we were able to have input from the HG. We taught a lesson to one of our new investigators and scheduled 6 return appointments. We had tortas for dinner, which I always love. Carne Asada with lots of guacamole.
Wednesday I felt the Spirit a ton all day. We were able to give a blessing to a sick sister. I did the oil and my comp did the blessing. It was tough, because I didn't know what to say. I had to read it out of the handbook. Hopefully with practice, I will get better. We went to a home of a sister who is not a member, but her 14 yr old son is. She explained her desire to be baptized, but she can't because she isn't married to her .... 'husband' of almost 20 years. He doesn't want to get married.... Anyway, we were able to talk to her son's friend. He actually was really interested. We invited him to read, pray, and if he received the answer he was looking for, to be baptized. He accepted all of them!! He has a date for the 16th of Nov.! We had more tortas today, but with hot dogs, ham, turkey, and french fries on them. It was delicious!! Probably gained some weight though. We also had interviews with President Sweeney. Everything went well, and he said I'll be here for the next transfer too!
Thursday, my comp was sick. He smashed into a mailbox riding his bike and got a little hurt. And he destroyed the mailbox. The owner came out and surprisingly was fine about it. He said he'd fix it later... None of our citas were home, so we went home so Elder G could sleep. We were instructed to be in by 6 because of Halloween. Good thing too. Later that night, after driving home from our zone activity, we saw a man laying in the street who had just been hit by a car.
Friday. Bittersweet day. We cleaned the entire apartment and had weekly planning, which takes 3 hours. We found two new investigators who both agreed when I invited to be baptized! During one of these lessons, the President called me to tell me about some health problems in my family. That kind of scared me... I felt like praying right there.
(Ask my family for questions. If they'll tell you, I'm not sure.)
Saturday was bittersweet too. We had zone sports and service, which I always love, but we also had a meeting with Julio. He told us that he doesn't want to be baptized anymore..... He said first, he wants to investigate other churches so he doesn't make the wrong choice. That's good I guess, but kind of disappointing.
Sunday. Julio and Oscar came to church and after we went with them to the Mesa visitors center. I was hoping it would be a better experience for them, but it was still good to go and experience it. We watched the Restoration movie, which I always love! Oscar was given the Aaronic Priesthood and a calling as a young men teacher. I also realized today, that for a Spanish Elder, I don't know Spanish. I set some goals and am going to change that before the end of the year. I shared the first vision in Spanish to one of our investigators. She and everybody felt the spirit really strongly. I invited to be baptized and she said yes too!! That means in one week, we received 4 new investigators from the Lord. 4 of them have baptismal dates!!!
Well, there's my week. Hope you enjoy what I am!

Hasta proxima semana!!

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