Monday, December 8, 2014

Week 19

Hey guys!

I hope that everyone has had a great week! I sure have! We capped it all off with a great baptism for Antonio and a branch activity!

Through the first part of the week we worked very hard to find new investigators.  It is  hard to find people here in Piñas. We walk from one members house to the next trying to find new investigators, but with no luck. This week the members kind of took the week off, so we did not have much success,  but we did find a couple of new people to teach. Hopefully they will agree to a baptismal date soon. They all said that they want to hear more before they will agree to a date. We worked our tails off from Monday to Friday. I have never walked up and down so many hills. My calves will be pretty strong after I am done here!

On Saturday we had the baptism for Antonio. It was a pretty crazy day because one hour before the baptism it started to pour rain. We were all the way down at one end of our zone and had to keep walking just to make it back to the church for Antonio's baptism at 7. We kept walking and walking in the rain and it kept raining and raining. By the time we got to the church we were soaking wet. You would have thought that we had already baptized somebody! The baptism went great! Everything went good. I got all of the words right and then he was confirmed yesterday. He shared his testimony after he was baptized and it was really cool to hear how much he has grown since the first lesson he had with us. Elder Margos and I learned how hard work and diligence pays off. Our first visit with him he tried to give us back his Book of Mormon because he said he did not want the book and he wanted to be Jehovah's Witness. But we told him just to read the Book Of Mormon and ask which he should join. Our next visit with him 3 days later he was super happy and he agreed to his baptismal date. It was really a good lesson to learn and to see how hard work can pay off.

There is not really much more to talk about. The Ward activity was really good we just played a whole bunch of games. The members were supposed to bring their friends but they kind of slacked off on that so it was only the members but they had a pretty good time. The missionaries were the judges for the different games. It was pretty fun! Well I hope everyone has a great week!

Love, Elder Sorensen

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