Monday, May 14, 2012

Surprise Baptism

We have been working hard with the ward, doing our best to help all
the members contribute to the ward's growth, and we have seen some good
results of this. We are seeing the faith of the members increase, and
there has been an increased enthusiasm for ward growth.

OnThursday we taught Dani, who is the girlfriend of a member, Tiago,
that is coming back to church, and she accepted our invitation to be
baptized on the 26th! Now we just have to teach her all of the
commandments and help her to keep them.

To create more opportunities to find new investigators and encourage
members to invite their friends, we are going to start an English
class and also a Book of Mormon Study class on Wednesday nights in the
chapel. So we went to a school nearby, and asked if we could announce
the class.  It was pretty funny.  They basically just let us in, go
around and knock on all the classroom doors, and the teachers let us
in without even asking who we were and what we were doing!  Haha!
But something cool happened.

Last week, we were asking members for people to teach, and the seminary
 teacher told of us a boy that is a
friend of a member that came to seminary once. So we went to that
member, and talked to him, and he talked to his friend and arranged a
day we could teach him, which was on the same day that we went to the
school.  And it happened that we went into the classroom of the two I just 
When we entered and introduced ourselves, the boy said, ``you guys
are gonna be at Junior's house tonight right?´´ and so that was funny.
We taught him and he is really good, I think he will be baptized in a
few weeks. Then on this same day, a member told us that her fiancèe,
who had been taught all the missionary lessons before and been to
church, would be in town the next day, and wanted to be baptized, so
the next day we went to her house, met him, talked to him and stuff to
make sure he was ready, and on Saturday he was baptized  - Fun story.

I am working on my Spanish with Elder Hormazabal. I am almost finished
the book of Alma in Spanish. Also when we pop over to Uruguay I get to
speak a bit. Today I downloaded some conference talks in Spanish to
listen to. Elder Scott records his talks in Spanish and Portuguese as
well as English, and so I am going to listen to him in Spanish.

*Mother's note - Happy Birthday Alex!*

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