Well on Monday I hate to tell you that once again we played Risk, we also went to the restaurant Oxon again but this time I ate American pancakes so I am still technically spicing things up. Tuesday I gave a training on the law of Consecration (always a fun topic to talk about) after that it was a FULL day of work, however, God hears my prayers and it was mostly overcast all day with a little bit of rain.
Wednesday we had the chance to work in our area all day. We find most of our investigators through contacting. The members don’t really do too much in that aspect for us. We are finding A LOT of new investigators which is awesome—now we just need to help them progress. To be “progressing” you have to have a baptismal date, keep your commitments, and come to church. So this Sunday, although we had 4 investigators in church, only one had a date and is keeping his commitments, so we have 1 investigator progressing but as soon as we put dates with the other people and they continue to come to church, they will be progressing as well.
Thursday we took out money again in La Merced, we then helped a less active move to his new room. We found another new investigator through Magali (Jose Wanambal’s wife) her name is Jennifer, she is the niece of Hermana Magali and she is really excited to be getting involved in the church. The rest of Thursday was working hard. We rescued 4 people! Jordin and Eumar Espinoza (brothers) will complete that entire family—they are all active now; and also Abilio and Flot Barrientos. They have a goal to go to the temple to be sealed in December. Abilio just has to receive the Sacerdocio Mayor (Melchizedek Priesthood).
Friday was a good day, we had a lot of lessons. We also got a date for baptism with Edwin and Sonia who are a couple we are teaching. We put the date for the 1 of November. We also found 3 other new investigators AND at volleyball that night, one of the members brought 3 of her friends that live in our area. YEAH!
Saturday was a conference filled day. All the sessions were very good. One of the things that stuck out to me was something that President Uchtdorf said, he said “disregard the ridicule of the ungodly”. So many people are trying to pull us down, but it really doesn’t matter in the least bit what they say! In between sessions I also ate an amazing lunch at this restaurant El Dique. I ate a platter of Chicharron de pescado y mariscos. It was amazing!
Sunday conference was good. We had 4 investigators there: Magali, Jennifer, Jersy and Kevin. There were a lot of people for the morning session but nobody came for the afternoon—haha. We watched the session in English on a little TV in another room and then headed back to San Ramon.
When the prophet started falling during his talk I have got to admit it was pretty crazy. I liked a lot of the talks, but I honestly can’t remember them right now, I liked the one about being in “ship shape and Bristol ready”. I felt like there were a lot of talks about faith and obedience—the basics of the gospel are the best! Also, it seemed like there were a lot of talks on how God really does love us and through Christ all things are possible. The “ponderizing” one was good too. I have been doing that for a while, now that I think about it, without realizing it. haha. I have Doctrine and Covenants 98:12-15 right now on my wall. I agree that President Monson and Elder Hales didn’t look real healthy. I hope they are alright. I think that Elder Oaks is going to be the next prophet. I missed not having cinnamon rolls with you during conference! I am super proud of my siblings seriously. I sure do miss going to the temple, you have no idea. Take advantage of it! I am so glad that I have a family who is so strong and loving. I love and miss you all so much and will talk to you guys again soon!!!