Mommy & All,
"There's a million streams fanned out like a river delta before you, each offering the path of least resistance. But you're headed up stream." -Rise & Shine
This week was pretty good. We gotta teach Brian this week. We went out and played basketball with him and some investigators that Jensen has and that was really fun as always. So after that we went to his house, we met a guy there named Ricardo. He was a friend of Brian's dad and when we got there, he just sat there really quietly. After a few minutes he started asking us where we from and kinda what we were doing here and what was our purpose. We started talking to him a little about the gospel and what we share with people including the Book of Mormon. After a few minutes he told us that was cool and that its nice that we are out here trying to teach the people who don't believe in God. We told him that we are here teaching all people whether they believe in God or not and whether they go to a church or not. He was really confused and thought it was kinda pointless that we would try and talk to someone who already had their church and believed in God. We told him that there are a lot of people who get baptized into our church who were a part of other churches as well. So he asked how we convince the people to join our church. We told him that we don't convince anyone. We simply present the message that we have to the people, and after that we invite them to ask God if its true not us. We simply share a message and let the Spirit and God to the rest. Suddenly he changed and seemed to thing that was really cool that we weren't going around forcing people to get baptized into our church, we just simply left them an invitation to ask that Being who won't ever lie to us. Then he started telling Brian and Adrian (Brian's Dad) that they needed to listen to what we had to say because its something that he thought they really needed haha so he started preaching on our behalf which was cool to see. He is Catholic and said he didn't wanna listen to us, but he thought it was really cool what we were doing as missionaries. That helped Brian listen to us a little more ha and he accepted to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it.
We also gotta see Raul and Matilde. We have been going over all the baptism things with them and its been going pretty good. Raul is really excited to get baptized, Matilde wants to, but isn't as pumped as Raul haha, so we have been focusing more on her and really just answering all her questions and doubts that she has. We think we are all good to as of right now, and are excited to keep working with them. They have a date for to get baptized, so just pray with us that it can all work out okay.
We also found Ignacio again which was cool. We were able to go over to his apartment and sit down and talk for a few minutes. When we got over there, he immediately started talking about baptism with us and how he wants to get re-baptized. He was baptized in the Catholic church and doesn't remember anything about it and knows we have to be baptized when we have sins. He told us the sooner he can be clean the better so that was something cool to hear. The only thing is that he seems to drink a lot so we are working on that with him more than anything.
I wondered what happened to my boy who has a fear of heights until I realized this is really isn't a big drop off like it looks like it is. See pictures below,