On Thursday we had our district meeting as per usual and also that same morning I had been studying in 1 Cor. 12:12-22 and about the "One Body" topic on how some people get confused on the Godhead as opposed to the trinity. Good stuff man. "The Lord knows the righteous intention of your hearts." That quote got me through today with being stressed out and not wanting to explode hahahaha.
Friday we had a cita with Rolando who has his baptismal date set for the 29th of this month and it went very well. He is a great guy, little odd, but still has a strong desire to change and go to church and be baptized. Very humble older man who works watching over cars and helping them park. He makes roughly 70Bs a week and lives in a very humble little home and love to crack jokes with us. He also came to church with us this Sunday and even though he only stays for 1 hour he still loves going and one of these days we will get him to stay all 3 hours with us!
Saturday we had to go to a baptismal interview for our Zone Leaders in their area at 11 am then @4 we visited with Sol Vargas who also has a baptismal date for the 29th of this month. She is 19 and has a 2 year old baby. The rest of her family are members and she also has really strong desires to be baptized and receive of a remission of past sins. @6:30 we met with our chatty Kathy, Leonor Cruz, and we shared a cup of Manzanilla Tea and bread, chatted a bit then shared the message of the restoration with her and it was just amazing to see how well the entire lesson just clicked with her and how she told us that "this really resolved a lot of my questions I have always had about apostles and Christ´s church." Church is true, hands down. She also told us a parable she heard about a lifeguard and a person who was drowning which I loved and will 100% be using from now on to help explain the atonement and the importance of humility in repentance. It went something like this: "There was a man who was drowning in the ocean, thrashing around and panicking immensely, and from the shore watched the lifeguard from his tower. The people on the shore began shouting to the lifeguard to go and save the drowning man but the lifeguard stood still at his post and watched the man helplessly struggle and fight on his own the tempest of the sea. As the drowning man had tried to this battle alone, he finally gave in and began to sink finally realizing he could not do it alone and in that precise moment the lifeguard jumped in the water and went to his rescue. The lifeguard made it their just in time before the man slipped out of grasp and saved the man." She related the story to the atonement of Jesus Christ and his extended arms towards each one of us and how at times we try to fight the "tempest" on our own forgetting that without Christ we can not save ourselves, but once we humble ourselves Jesus Christ (our lifeguard) will always jump in the water to save us as long as we are willing to let him into our lives and save us from drowning in our own sins. Also watched this lizard (Chupacoto) eat bugs on the wall for a good 10 minutes waiting for the hermana Leonor to finish making the little pre-lesson snack.
Sunday in church we learned about Free Agency and the importance of Family History Work. Also took a micro to get to church today and it ended up leaving us all the way out in Narnia because there was a city wide 10k fun run going on so there were some major road blocks exactly in the path we needed to take to get to church. So we ended up having to walk from the 4th ring all the way to the middle of the 2nd ring to get to church in the drizzling rain. Good day today though and ready to take on yet another transfer week with the boys. Oh yeah and I´m the new District Leader so gonna be a great cambio. Had a bomb Pique Macho lunch today also with some recent convert members and ooooooooooooooooooo man that was some good stuff (Elder Berges´ hand for scale)
Attached are some pictures from this week and then from some old pictures a ward member recently emailed me.
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