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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

We are super busy (01/12/2010)

We are SUPER busy. We have been finding solid people to teach left and right. Here’s the run down and hopefully I don't leave anyone out.

Rosa-Is doing great. She will have her interview tomorrow and be baptized Sunday at 5. She is really doing well, outside of her crazy kids. Her 14-year-old daughter is dating and 15-year kid is in a gang. A couple of weeks ago he was shot in the arm four times. He is not a very smart kid. It is amazing though, how calm she has been and how she has kept her focus on things, even with the adversary trying his hardest to pull her down.

Heraldo- He is doing well, he missed our appointment on Tuesday and didn't come to church on Sunday, because his tire was a flat and someone bashed in his windshield. The adversary again trying to pull someone down....

Ivan- Ivan came to church a couple of weeks ago. He is the one that is married to the member. Well we went over to their house last night and had a family home evening with them. He is a really nice guy. We don't really know if he wants to join but according to his wife...he is interested.

Duvi- Wednesday we went tracting and the second door we knocked on was Duvi's, she opened the door and said I have lived here for 5 years and you guys have never knocked on my door, come in. So we come in and she explains to us that 2 years ago, she was excommunicated from the Jehovah's Witness church for dating outside of the church. She said that she wanted to get married and all of the single guys were way too young, (she is 41) so she went to look for a husband in other places. Well now she is excommunicated and no one that is a Jehovah’s Witness can talk to her, not even her family that are members. Very strange to me. So we have begun teaching her. She has a lot of great questions, which makes it a lot easier to teach her. The other day she asked me "how do I become a member of your faith?" Well we met her Wednesday, went back Friday, and she came to church on Sunday and we met with her again yesterday, and started teaching her 27-year-old daughter who is also very interested. She is a very nice lady, who is very eager to learn.

Ricardo- Last Tuesday we went to this one house looking for a less active member. Well he didn't live there but Ricardo did. He was talking to us and said it is funny that you guys came tonight, because today at work I asked my friends, why are we in this life. I am tired of this routine, I feel empty inside. He said I have three questions, where did we come from, why are we here, and where are we going after this life. Our jaws just about dropped. So we went back on Sunday and answered those questions. He said I believe what you guys are teaching me, you really do have the answers to those questions. He is also a great guy, likes to talk, but a nice guy. Our next step is to start teaching his wife and their five kids. Hopefully we can fill all of their emptiness that they feel inside.

Well that’s the run down of the people we are teaching. We also have many more that we have talked to, and others that have been taught for a while. What do I contribute it to? Not having time to think about other things, ever since we have gotten here, we have run around like chickens with our heads cut off. We have been busier than a one-armed paper hanger. We have been busier that a one-legged man in a butt kicking contest. In other words...we are busy. It is nice. I loved Toppenish and my other areas, but Yakima is quickly jumping to the top because of how many people there are to teach.

Well that’s about all I have this week. Please pray for the people I have listed. They need your prayers. The Lord has put these people in the path of His gospel, if they do their part, they will be accepted into the kingdom of heaven. Have a great week.

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