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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It is warming up (01/19/2010)

It has been warming up a little bit lately. It has been in the mid 40's with a lot of rain. It has actually been quite nice. I do wish it would snow a little bit more again. Two snow storms are not enough in my opinion.

The baptism for Rosa and Mariana went just as planned. Elder Quintana, the Elder that was here before me, baptized them. Everything went well. It is interesting to note that this is only the third baptism that I have been to on my mission of my own investigators. That is probably due to the fact that I have been moving around so much.

Duvi is doing well. She came to church on Sunday but left early because she was sick. But on Friday we went over there and we were teaching her the plan of salvation. She said she really liked it and thought it was very interesting but she couldn't believe that until she believes that the Book of Mormon is true, and we are all “you’re right”! Then she said “well actually the other day when you asked me to pray about Joseph Smith, I did that night, then I had a dream that night and she said I don't know what was happening in my dream but I just felt calm and peace and Joseph Smith’s name kept going through my head.” So I said “do you believe that Joseph Smith is a prophet?” and she said “yes”, then I asked if she believed the Book of Mormon is true and she said “yes”. So that’s a good start. Hopefully we can get in a few times this week and commit her to baptism.

Ricardo didn't come to church and we haven't been able to meet with him since our last appointment. We had another Family home evening with Ivan last night. He is doing well. He didn't come to church on Sunday because he had to work I believe. Heraldo came to church, and we are meeting with him tonight. He is doing better even though, the back window of his car is still broken.

Well that’s about all that has been going on. Elder Cavaness is at the temple today with President Belnap. Elder Cavaness goes home next Tuesday. I don't know what will happen to me but I will probably stay here.

Other than that things are good. I have noticed that my eczema has not bothered me at all this winter. My legs are dry and sometimes they itch, but nothing bad. I wonder if I have grown out of it. I hope so.

Well I better get going. Lately I have been reading Our Search for Happiness by Elder Ballard. That is a really good book. I recommend it to all. It is very insightful and just an all around good book. Have a great week.

1 comment:

  1. Put on some lotion boy, or else you might peel off to pieces :D Good to hear that you're doing well. My mission was kinda similar at the beginning. I had baptisms but they were mostly the work of the missionaries before me. Still, it's a great feeling to see them be baptized. It's also cool when you have recent converts stay strong in the faith and attend church regularly.

    Keep up the good work.

    PS: I got 5th place in a ping pong tournament at BYU. It was way fun.

    Love ya