Alma 17:11

And the Lord said unto them also: Go forth among the Lamanites, thy bretheren, and establish my word; yet ye shall be patient in long-suffering and afflictions, that ye may show forth good examples unto them in me, and I will make an instrument of thee in my hands unto the salvation of many souls.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

May 27, 2013

This week was a looong one. Well, only the last 4 days have been long! This week we were supposed to have 3 or 4 baptisms, Fam. D fell through because the husband is SUPER catholic and doesnt want to accept anything as truth. He`s reading the book of mormon, but only to try and find problems and fight with us! His wife is awesome though, they had both told us that they we`rent going to visit with us but we kept going anyways and they both ended up going to church again this sunday! it was great to see them walk in! But they we`rent baptized this week, hopefully we can help them be ready within the next 6 weeks! 

The other 2 baptisms were for sures! Hna. I, and her grandson J. I is this older lady that runs a little store in her house. It`s super small and there are a TON of them here so she struggles a lot with money. Plus, her husband is a SUPER drunk, he wakes up at 5 in the morning everyday to start drinking! Lol, we call him Moi. Because he always trys to talk about the bible with us and one time he was talking about the teachings of Moi and we had NO idea what he was talking about! So we asked him who Moi was and he looked at us like we were idiots and yelled ITS MOISES! Or Moses for all you white people. haha so we call him Moi, the good thing is is that he isnt a violent drunk, he`s more like a little kid. But he steals Irmas money that she makes and buys liquor with it. So she has a hard time with her store, but she has been making the sacrifice to close her store every sunday for an hour so that she could come to church with us! Her progress has been huge and we were super stoked to baptize her! So she passed the final interview with our DL elder C and everything was dandy!

But the night before the baptism (it was going to be Saturday at 10 in the morning) our Bishop refused to give us the keys to the baptismal font, he told us that we couldn`t baptize her becuase she hadn`t gone to church enough times (definately not true) and because not enough members knew her. And honestly, that part is true. Not many members knew her, but we had been trying to involve the ward this whole time, but if they dont do their job and help then there is nothing we can do! So we had this huge 'Discussion' with our bishop but, in the end, it`s him who tells us if we can baptize. So we are postponing their baptism untill this saturday! AHHH what a tool.

We also had 2 other investigators come to church this week! They are indian girls O and E, who work in a tortilla place close to our house. But they have always told us Oh yes we are definately going to go to your church, but not until the NEXT week. So this time we had enough of their crap and just sat outside thier little tortillaria for half an hour untill they came out and they went with us! lol after we talked to them and they said that they really liked our church and want to go again! YES! So we are thinking about setting a baptism date with them this coming week!

phew, now the other stressfull part of my week. TRANSFERS. Last night we recieved our transfers. at least HALF the zone has a transfer, even people who just got here and are in the middle of training have transfers, every single one of my good friends in the zone have one!  I am going on 10 months in my mission and I have only seen this crappy zone! BAH! Im going crazy! One of my comps has a change(change means transfer here!) too, Elder F. He`s got 3 changes in this area already so it`s definately time for him to go. SO i`ll be here to finish the training of my other companion Elder O. But yeah, im getting a little stressed out. The zone im in is Zone Alameda, 

The good part is is that we are garenteed to have baptisms here! It just sucks seeing all these people come in and then watch them leave while I WILL NEVER LEAVE! ahhhhhhhh oh well.

But yeah, that was my week! Hope you guys have fun in CALI! Super Jealous right now! you guys are the best! Love you!


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