Sunday, August 11, 2013

Week 10

Another pretty great week! we are going to baptize 2 more this Saturday! Marycruz and her daughter Dayan. Marycruz is in her mid 40´s and her husband (whom I will talk about in a minute) is in his70´s (yes, i typed it right). And Daian is 25. They both love learning about the gospel and are excited about their baptism. This family has been investigating the church and taking lessons from the missionaries for about 6 months; I dont know what took so long, but for the past few weeks Maricruz wanted to be batpized but was scared to ask permision from her husband, which is a requirement of the church to be baptized. He is almost never home because he works in the state of Mexico, but we finally found him earlier this week and we talked with him. We asked him for permision for Marycruz, then he talked for an entire hour and a half until he finally said "sure". People do that more often than you´d hope in Mexico. 

Next week is my last week of my training. Probably my last week with Elder Alejandre. Our mission president very often has people train right after their training. Training is the first three months in the mission field. So it is likely that I will be a trainer after next week, But we wont know for a little while. That would be an interesting experience if it happens, recieving an elder brand new in the mission.

I recently got word that our mission might start contacting in the streets again. For a while this mission has been primarily teaching references from members, not people contacted in streets.

Kannon: I am glad that you had another awesome experience at efy! Just about all the youth in my ward went to efy last week too (it is only like $30 in Mexico). The nonmember-nephew of a brother in the ward here went to efy, came back and told us that he wanted to be baptized! (He lives in Mexico City though, so it is not our baptism). The spiritual experiences that happen at efy are the result of living the gospel everyday, such as reading the scriptures everyday, and other things like that. Keep that spiritual gas tank full!

Enrique, the 15 year old that we just baptized a week ago also went to efy. efy is a great recent-convert-training-camp.

Thank you for letters everyone this week! Thank you for being an awesome family! I love you all and apoligize that I dont have pictures this week!

Elder Davis

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