Wow we just finished my first cambio in the field! it feels like it was super long and super short. But my Father, Elder wolfe is leaving me for better things as he got called to be a ZL! Im getting a new trainer tomorrow named E Watts hes from virginia so and was in the navy, so this should be fun! But this will be an awesome opportunity for me to learn a lot because i will be teaching him the sector and the people.
So something really awesome happened this week, we had a new investigator randomley come to church last sunday. like he just felt the need to go and went. his name is david. we started teaching him this week and man oh man is he a prepared and humble soul. he told us about he used to have a pretty good life, couple kids a good job and a wife, but then he lost it all to alcoholism and drugs. he told us about how this has happened to all of the men of his family and that he wants to change this. he keeps telling us about how he wants to feel clean and to save his soul, so needless to say the very first thing we taguht was the atonement of Christ and how we can all be clean again from our sins if we follow the doctrine of christ. he really has been progressing well and has been able to keep the word of wisdom! he currently has a baptism date for the 19th! but theres one thing... he is currently under house arrest because of a DUI, so he just has to be home from 10-6 at night. And he has a court case on the 11th and he said that it potentially could be a year in jail. so we dont know what will happen in the end so we are making sure to teach him the plan of salvation this week so he can have hope if he dopes have to do time. but please keep him in your prayers we can all learn from him as we should all strive to save our souls and try to feel clean again.
We had a noche de hogar with david and another recent convert at our ward mission leaders house. it was kinda interesting because the hermanas we going to teach hte lesson for it and they chose to teach families are forever... while our investigator and recent convert dont really have families, needless to say the conversation afterwards was interesting but luckily with the spirit there we were able to kinda save the lesson. but in theend it was awesome because it really gave david a good opportunity to start making some new friendas in the church. and it was funny as we walked to the N de H he told us pointing to a house, there used to be a lot of parties there. lol but really he is progressing so well.
So we have been working a lot with another menas activa and her husband who isnt a member this week. theyre names are bernadita and sebastian. they are kinda a younger couple with two young boys. But they are super awesome, we painted their house this week and they cooked an asado, and i got to try blood sausage for the first time (it was interesting). but we also had a noche de hogar with them and we really got the spirit working on them, bernadita started coming to church again but we still need to work on sebas. he has trouble with keeping compromisos, so we are thinking about really keying in on how he should do these things not for himself but his family, because even if the church wasnt true, it still is the best way to raise a family.
thats pretty much most of the week! there was a lot of walking this week because david lives kinda far away but its totally worth it! Its a super rainy day here so were going to go get some hotdogs! but really i love you all and am so glad for all of the support that you all give me! its crazy to think that all of you are starting up school and that its labor day! really hope all of you enjoy the three day weekend.I still cant believe i finished my first cambio out here in the field and i am super happy that i am staying in this funky branch. I love them all so much here. Know that i love and pray for all of you!!!
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