"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 5, 2014 - Aeropuerto

Alright well this week was completely filled with a bunch of mixed emotions due to the fact that Elder Castillo was leaving. We spent basically the entire week trying to make sure that he had everything set to go and that he was ready when the time came for him to head out. It took us all of Thursday Friday and Saturdayto finally get things put together but overall we all knew that the house would be different when we got back that night. He was a true friend to me. Kinda my favorite "companion" that I have had since I have been here. Hes super cool and alot like myself in a lot of ways so we got along super well. But, his 24 months were up on Sunday at about 3 in the afternoon. We packed his things after a tear-filled testimony meeting in which all of us, Elder Ricks, Elder Smith, Elder Roberts, and I all bore our testimonies telling him how grateful we were to have him as our companion over the last few months. We were all pretty emotional, but overall, things went well. We got his bags into the bus and off he went after a couple of more tears and a long hug for each of us. It was really sad, but he did what he did for two years and it was time for him to go back. He was a great missionary and we hope to meet up again in two years from now in Disney Land =) That was his goal for us all after we all finish haha... Lets hope it happens.
Other than that even, Hermana Maria Jose is amazing to say the least. She has attented every meeting we have had, every church service and has even begun to start thinking about serving a mission. She tells me about it all the time and cannot wait to finally be able to put her papers in in a year. Let me ask, would you have the guts to go on a mission with only having one year as a member of the church? Think about that... for me thats amazing. She is by far the Holy Ghost's best convert =) 
Hermana Johana didnt come to church this sunday... again. She always tells us that she is going to come, but hasnt showed up. We need to talk with her mom to see whats up. She always seems SO interested in our lessons and has a lot of fun, but we are beginning to question what she thinks we are... we think she thinks that we are some type of counselor that will help her daughter or something... In a form, yes, but we are there to teach her the gospel.... nothing more, unless asked. I really feel bad for her, but then again she is only thirteen and doesn't really know what is wrong and what is right quite yet. We need to give it time and see what happens. 
Apart from the two of them, the only other person we are working with that is close to baptism is the little sister of Maria Jose, Gabriela. Shes fourteen and really wants to follow her older sister, but theres one problem. Because she is underage, her mom, Claudia, wont let her get baptized.... Her family is completely catholic and doesnt really want anyone else to change religions... but we are working with her mom to see whats going to happen. She "supposedly" has a date set for the 17th of may, but hasnt completely been comfirmed yet. We shall see what goes down with that =)

Everythings good with me. I cant wait for the package and I hopefully you can send more things through this new route that you have found. Seems to be faster. Love you guys and I hope you have a great week =)
Kia Kaha,
Elder Proctor

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