May 28, 2012 Tucumán
Hi mom! This week was a great one! Mainly for the baptism we finally had. Aside from that it was a little slow but we are trying to make some plans to pick things up a bit. Liliana and Rafael got baptized and were super excited! Might not look so much in the pictures but they were having a great weekend. She is the one that learned how to read while we taught her. We are having a family home evening with them and a few other families tonight.
This week I didn’t sleep the best until the last two nights so I was running on very little energy. It was a long week but a rewarding one. We are lacking progressing investigators right now except for a new family we found last week. The dad still hasn’t joined us but we are working on that. They are four in total and are very nice and hard working people. The kids 16 and 18 are very well taught and they don’t have a TV in the meal room!!! That was one of the first things I noticed. They didn’t make it to church but I think they will this week. I love the missionary work when you just keep finding new people like that. We need to focus on that a bit more. We are trying some knew things that the zone leaders helped me out with and it worked great for first visits and helping the people know why we are there. We try to get a baptism date in the first visit and try to teach all by questions – it is tricky but it makes the people think and feel the spirit in return. We are teaching the Book of Mormon first thing now since it’s the strongest tool for the conversion but since we are out of Books of Mormon we are going around to members and converts that have more than one. We are even now lending the book out under the condition that they read, to help them feel the urgency to read or they will lose it. It’s worked with a few people now just to get them going to church.
Well I have to get going.
I love you!