Subject: Bummer Sunday
Date: February 3, 2014 9:31:08 AM PST
So all went well this week. We had the car so we didn't have to walk or ride bikes which just feels awesome after spending the last 5 weeks basically freezing. But now we are back to walking this week and it's a lot colder this week than last so... yeah it kinda stinks haha.So the subject of this e-mail. Bummer Sunday. We were supposed to baptize Marcos this Sunday but then last minute on Sunday he went to work and told us that he just wants to stay with his old church. We were pretty bummed because we had been looking forward to his baptism for about a week now. I think we just need to spend some more time with him and teach him a bit more. He'll come around soon enough, especially because he lives with a returning member who has tons of support for him. So hopefully he will be on date again this week.
So I read this section the other day and just said "Wow". We have a list of exactly how we need to act in our lives to be good examples and to make sure that the devil never has power of the hearts of our families. It's awesome because this is basically a promise from God that If we act in the manner of Captain Moroni that we and our families will never be able to fall into the grasp of the devil. I guess what we need to do is check ourselves against the qualities that Moroni had and make sure that we are doing well in each of them and if we are not then we need to change our lives so that we ARE doing good in all of them. I'm not going to say more about it. Its pretty self-explanatory haha.
There was a chance that my training would get cut short (12 weeks down to 6 weeks) so that I would go train another missionary but I'm not so I'm pretty excited. I really love the area here so I would be really bummed if I had to move out already haha. The people in this area are really amazing and super nice to the missionaries, and I've been told that its the best area to serve as a Spanish speaking missionary so I'm pretty glad that I get to stay here a while longer. I think we only teach about 1-2 families a week that speak English so its a pretty good opportunity for me to learn too. Anyways, that's it for the week. Not much new :/ Talk to you next week :D