well, another week in Avelino...it was a good week:) I LOVE Sundays, not only because they are super chill but because it shows your efforts from the whole week. there is nothign better to see your investigators and less actives at church! yesterday was a good sunday. I taught relief society yesterday about a talk from the last conference. the talk "meeting the challanges of todays world". it was really cool beacause it was an answer to all of my prayers! ill attach the link in the bottom.
I wanted to tell you guys about a few people we are teaching..i never do haha.
first, Karina. shes 18 and her whole family is catholic (shocking) we contacted her a few months ago knocking doors but lost track of her. well all this time she has been hanging out with all of the young people in the ward and made alot of good friends. So we just recently started teaching her. she has a GREAT desire to change and learn more. she has a baptism date for 24th of Feb.
another Luis (19), who i told you guys about last week...we challanged him to baptism on Saturday and he said yes. We havent put a date yet but hes awesome! his family is catholic as welll, but theyre super nice.. so you never know. maybe in the future we coudl teach them as well:)
a less active we have been working with is johan (25), he has a really bad drinking problem...he was baptized a while back and is the only member in his family. he had SUCH a desire to change when we met him, but didnt think he could. He has to drink almost everyday. we have been really working with him and fasting for him. he is a COMPLETELY different person. he hasnt drank in over 2 weeks and came to church yesterday in a suit and tie. it was AWESOME. We have seen such a huge change in him. he laughs and talks and smiles now. i just can see such a light in him.
one more less active we are working with is Victor (17). He hasnt been to church in years. he has been to church every sunday since we started teaching him. yesterday he also came to church in a suit and tie and was even there early. i love teaching him because he always has such interesting questions. Hes awesome.
anyways, we are working with some pretty great people. I LOVE IT! i love this work. im ready for another great week!
thanks for your love and support.