"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific." -Lily Tomlin
I wanna start by sending my condolences to the Heaton Family. One of my Best Friends Hal Heaton, passed away this week. He was just like another grandpa to me. Anyone who ever had the chance to sit and talk with that man was blessed. I now carry him here in my heart as well. We were supposed to hit the golf course when I got back. So we will golf in the next life, I have no doubt.
On Wednesday, we got the chance again to sit down and talk with Javier. We really just sat and talked about our lives, our purpose as missionaries, and just how our message can really just affect and change his life. We have really gotten to know him, and he is one of the greatest people I've met during the mission easily. He really likes to hear my adoption story and asks me about that often. How he will invite us into his home and sit down and talk with us for hours about everything is really amazing. He has been one person who is really grown my testimony that this is the true work of Christ. How can a 19 yr old black kid from the U.S. who has only lived in Argentina for 5 1/2 months, and a 45 yr old Argentine man who has never been to the U.S. outside of what he has seen on T.V., sit down and have a real conversation about life, sharing life experiences with genuine thoughts and feelings? In my mind, a divine power from somewhere HAS to be involved to make that happen haha. He has also almost read all of the Book of Mormon. Another good thing we found out about him from the other missionaries is that he actually doesn't need to get divorced to get baptized. Him and his girlfriend (the lady in our ward) don't live together. So really he only needs to get divorced to be legally married which from what it sounds like is coming soon. So we will be talking with him a lot about a testimony and baptism before he leaves on vacation for a few weeks.