Helaman 5:12 "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."
Monday, November 11, 2013
November 11, 2013
Good afternoon mortals ! This week was a good week. We worked like nuts. I think it was a record for me. We taught 28 lessons this week. Oh yeah! We worked a lot and the week flew by crazy fast. I'll just try to summerize what happened this week.
So we found 2 new investigators this week that are really good. Both of them were references from less actives. One of them is the girlfriend from a recently returned missionary. Like everyone here in the coast she desses skankly. Don't kow why a returned missionary has a girlfriend like her but whatever. Other than her immodesty she's a good investigator and I think that it's almost a sure baptism. The other new investigator is a little strange....So the returned missionary's parents are separated and inactive. He lives with his mom and his dad lives the next house over with his girlfriend....So he's married and he's co-living with another woman....Yup...that's the coast for ya lol. So we went over to visit the inactive dad and we found him and his girlfriend there as well. She's really good as well. She asks good questions and seems really interested. She also said that she had no problems going to church with her "husband". Sweet. Now we've got 2 new good investigators.
Some other good news as well. We'll be having 3 baptisms this week! Finally! They'll be my first baptisms in 6 months! They're kids that are 12 years old and under, but they're all excited for their baptism this saturday.
The other investigators that we have, Pierro and the Centeno family are doing alright. Pierro is actually doing great. We talked with his dad to try and get permission and it went...alright. So he said he's okay with him getting baptized, but not right now. He said that he wants him to learn more and be really sure of his decision before he gets baptized He said that maybe he could get baptized next year, but he also said that he wants to read with Pierro and go to church with him as well to see what he's getting into. We'll see how that's working out. And the Centeno family is normal. They still need to get married and are progressing bit by bit.
All good here in Esmeraldas. We're working hard and helping our the people in any way we can. We're also seeing the fruits of all our work. Laughing a lot too.
Today we had an adventure. We went to a lighthouse that's close by here. Going up was easy, but going down was the hard part. We could find the trail to go back down because of all the tall grass; so we made our own path =). The bad part is that the grass was serrated and it cut our arms and legs pretty good (just fyi the grass was about 7-8 feet tall). Some parts the grass was flattened out and we could slide down it was we were going down the hill. It was pretty cool. Just like something that you would watch on Man vs. Wild =). Here's a couple of pics. Enjoy.
Funny thing of the week: So we're out walking in the ghetto part of town where all the blacks and druggies live and we ran into a drunk guy. He started to telling us that he was a cop and that he works in that part of the town. He said, "I know what you guys do. I know what your work is". Then my companion said, "Yeah. We're from the CIA". It's so fun to mess around with drunk people lol. Then he said, "Yeah, I know. If you guys need any help from me just give me a call and we can coordinate our attacks". It was so funny lol. It just so happened that that day I was wearing that plaid tie that you guys sent me; the ugly one from DI. After that experience I said to my companion, "Did he really think we were from the CIA while I'm wearing this tie?". lol. Drunk people are so funny =)