First off I have some pretty cool news! Por fin we are going to havea baptism this week! Hermano Agustin is set and has his interview tomorrow to be baptized this coming Saturday! OORAH! It was a lot of hard work but you can really see that the members are a huge help with these investigators. Without them it'd be nothing. Agustin is 9 years old and his mom is a less active member but has a heart of gold and is super excited to see her only son be baptized. I cant say much more than that, just wish us luck that everything goes according to plan. =)
We had a good lesson with Hermana Sofia this last week. A very powerful one that Maria Jose attended as well. We played a game where you give the person a paper with numbers scrambled 1 to 99 in different sizes. They have to circle the numbers 1 to 99 in order in under five minutes. So we had her do it. We tried helping her a bit and showing her how the game worked but she wouldn't listen to us. She would tell us that we were distracting her and that it wasn't helping. After the time was up she had only gotten to 50. About halfway. Then we gave her the exact same paper again except this time it had tic tac toe lines on it to split the numbers into groups. We then gave her another 5 minutes. She tried it but didn't seem to catch onto the fact that the numbers 1 to 99 were all in the boxes and were lined up in groups, making it easier to find them. After the time was up she had only gotten to 54... it was devastating. We then told her, Hermana... the lines represent the holy ghost in your life right now. God is trying to help you, just like we were. Helping you to realize that the answer to everything is right in front of you, but you just don't want to listen to it. The holy ghost is there and its testifying to you, you just need to listen to it... The entire mood of the lesson changed and we took advantage of it all by talking about the importance of the holy ghost. Maria Jose was perfect because she had the same situation with her family being all catholic and not wanting her to change. But she testified of all of the feelings she had and really did a fantastic job. =) We left and asked if she would come to church, but she never showed up yesterday.... sad. So we lost the baptismal date with her, but the lesson, I hope, hit her really hard....
I am back to teaching English again, and I have to admit, its a lot of fun being in charge of it all. Its super cool being able to speak two languages. The class is every Wednesday at 7 and its really helping me learn new words that I try to use to explain things. Its all going really well. =)
That's it for this week everyone. I enjoy hearing from you all and see how you are all doing. Man sades, that camp must have been pretty tough haha... alta camps always are, but I was happy to see your response to it. Just do it alright? Just do it. It-ll only make you better. =) Mom, wow.... even though you say the surgery was minor, it still looks pretty intense... I always hated those surgeries, let alone see you have to go through it, but I am glad I have a strong mom =) Goobs! Man, I miss you bro and I hope to be able to hear from you next week my man. I look up to you like my big brother bro and I wish I could be there to watch you grow up. Its awesome knowing that you're my little bro =) Stay fly man. Dad, I can understand that its nice to have a day off work. Its the same story here. Working all day everyday and then the Pday roles around and its nice to sit back and relax a bit. I know the feeling. I wish I could take a BS trip with you and Hogan, but know that my spirit is there drinkin a DP with you both. Love ya.
That's it guys. (ps I sent the book of Mormon just so you could see how much I used it. I got another one that actually stayed together so I decided to send my "extra baggage" back.) It might not make sense, but I figured that keat might like the jerseys and dad might like the book, and mom and Sadie the bracelets and the puzzle... maybe I didn't think it through well enough but hey... its the though that counts right? Ha! Alright, I'm gunna head out now, Love you guys and I hope you all have a great week. =)