Dear Family, September 26, 2011
Hey everybody what's up? It was nice to receive and read all of your emails again! Sounds like this week has been a good one back home. Things continue pretty much the same here in the big Mexico City!! This week has passed by fast! This next Tuesday the 4th is the changes meeting. Today they already told my comp that he will be training, they tell the trainers early because they have to go to a training before. So it looks like he will be moving out and I will be gettin a new comp! I'm pretty excited. I think that we needed a change to keep things interesting here. Sometimes we fall into a routine and it can be hard to get out of!
As far as the work goes, well little by little we are having more success. This week we had divisions and the Elder that I went with really needed some help, so I worked really super hard with him so that he could see how to really work. I was trying to help him see that the Lord really will lead us to the people that are waiting for the Gospel. We didn't have many appointments that day and I felt bad for that. But the next day we went to an appointment that we had put and we found a really good family, well a mom and her two kids. The kids are eight and three years old. The Mom about a year ago separated from the Dad because he had drinking problems, and now is struggling financially. She seems excited to be learning about the Gospel, she was especially wondering if she needed to baptize her three year old. But we helped her understand a little more about baptism. She went to Church with us and seems to be excited.
And well as for Gregorio, things went south with him. Last week we explained Tithing (the last thing that we had to teach him). He explained that he could not pay a tithing because he earned too little. We tried explaining to him that he needed to trust a little more in the Lord and that all would be good. Then the next time we went to visit him he was like a totally different person. He shut his heart to us and to the Gospel. He said that he didn't want us to go back and that he wouldn't be going to Church anymore. It was hard to hear it but there was nothing that we could do. There is an opposition in all things and if we don't learn how to rise above it, we will not accomplish anything in this life or the one to come. We were so close with Gregorio but he has his agency and we gotta respect that.
Also I heard that I will be getting another Grandson, Elder Garcia is going to train again! He is really excited. I haven't heard much of Navarro, the last time I talked to his District Leader he told me he had problems. Hopefully he will be able to get his act together! haha That's awesome that you guys got to go and see Mason. I knew that he would do a great job. How is he adjusting to normal life? When I talked to him on the phone he didn't really seem to have an accent. Have you heard much from Dillon? What is he up to these days?
Well just to answer your questions. I haven't got the letter from Steph yet, I got one from Grandma Chambers the other day. Havent heard from Kenz in a long while! and I honestly don't need anything for Christmas, I am doing just great. Might as well just save your money haha. Well I gotta run, nice talkin to you guys, love ya!