Okay, so this contact rejection that we had this week had to be a really funny one and one that left me and my companion so confused.
We were just walking to an appointment and decided to knock on this random door, this older lady answers it all short and a little rude asking us what we want, as we begin to try and be friendly and talk to her, telling her who we are and what we are doing she just shuts the windown of her little door and says "no tengo tiempo deje una llave encendida" umm what! Basically she said something along the lines of I dont have time, I left a key turned on... yeah, doesnt make any sense jajaja
So I obviously mostly get calls from elders with small problems like a sore throat, cough, or cold. Small things that for some reason they dont know what to do to cure or how to help themselves. And for some reason they always send me messages about how they are so worried that they are going to die, and how they cant die yet cause they need to reach exaltation jajaja umm, I really dont care elder...
I think I talked to you guys last week about Rene.. well this week we went to go and visit him again and he is seriously so pilas! He had entirely read the pamphlet we had left him about the Restoration and had plenty of questions. He didnt quite caputre everything from just reading so we went over it all with him.
It was really cool though because he basically taught us the entire first vision! He remembered it all and was able to tell us all about what happened. It was really cool. We challenged him to be baptized on the 12th of December and he accpeted!
But of course he has a challenge, he works on Sundays and it is sometimes really hard for him to get the day off. So please keep him in your prayers so that he can find a way to take the day of Sunday!
So Manuel is still progressing towards his baptismal date for the 28th of this month. It is so cool to see his progression, he has such a desire to change and become better, something he could have cared less about for the past 82 years.
But he is remembering everything that we are teaching him! It is different teaching him as it has to be really simple and quick, but he is remembering it all, as he is praying for this too. He remembered everything, The Restoration, The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Word of Wisdom, Law of Chastity, Sabbath day, everything! yay! We have been doing a lot of repeating with him to make sure that it gets stuck in his head and it looks like it is paying off! yay!
I feel so blessed to be able to be apart of his conversion and to see the way that he is slowly starting to change! It really is quite a humbling experience, to realize that no matter how old we are, or what we have done, the Atonement of Jesus Christ will always be there for those who humbly kneel in prayer and ask for it to work in their lives and to receive forgiveness, no matter how old you are!
I just want to thank all of you for all of your support and prayers, not only for me but also for the people here in Guatemala! It means the world to me!
Los quiero mucho!
|Bolos on the street everywhere!|
|Its normal to see people just carrying around tons of chickens in their hands like this!|
|With Dayana doing visitas|
|Random stone statue at the park we went to visit today for pday|