How's it going? Things here in Palenque are going just fine! This last week we worked hard in spite of the rain every day! After a while, my raincoat stopped working so I walked around in a trash bag to protect myself! :)
This week we worked so hard to get some dates set and to get investigators coming to Sacrament meeting! Well, we got half of that accomplished! We had 4 investigators at church yesterday! I can't tell you how excited I was :) We are hoping that some of these people will choose to get baptized this month and the beginning of February! We also had some less active members that came to church yesterday as well! I think you could call it a pretty successful Sunday!
MARIO: He is 17 years old, kind of a punk! But he is so great! He understands that it's important to be baptized, but he wants to receive an answer before he makes a choice. So right now he is praying and reading the book of Mormon!
FRANSISCA and TANIA: They are two sisters, Fransisca came to church yesterday and loved it! She said she just felt like part of the group! They are having trouble recognizing their answers. We have explained what the Holy Ghost is a bunch of times and how they will receive answers. They have some hidden doubt and we have yet to get to that point...but we are working on it!
MARGARITA, SOLEDAD, JOSÉ, AND ALFREDO: They are awesome! We found them this week and we are so excited to be teaching them! We invited them to come to church on Sunday and they said they would come and guess what? They (ok, Margarita and Soledad) actually showed up! We only visited with them for 15 minutes! We were so happy! We have an appointment to visit them tonight! Wish us luck!
These are all of our progressing investigators! We are hoping to get them all baptized here soon, but we will see how things go!
This Saturday we had interviews....that was quite the show! The Assistants forgot to tell us that we would be having interviews that day...so we get a call at 10am on Saturday saying that we needed to be in Zapata (an hour away) at 10am...haha, we showed up two hours late. We missed a little bit, but we were able to be interviewed and to play a little bit!
I hope next week we will have some more exciting news! I love you all and am so grateful for all that you do for me! Have a wonderful week!
p.s. I forgot my camera in the house...so pictures next week??