Muy Buenas tardes everyone. I am glad to here that all is well at home.
I learned something interesting this last week. I learned that it is really important to gain the trust of the people that we teach so that they open their hearts even more to the gospel message. So the week before last we had a first lesson with Ana María and her family. In the first lesson we arrived to the appointment and almost imediately started teaching the message and they only seemed mildly receptive. Then in the second visit, before the lesson we talked with them briefly about their lives and got to know them a bit better, and for that reason they started to trust us a little more. And during that lesson they were a lot more receptive, and two of them accepted baptism so this week we are going try to set a baptismal date.
We also had a good experience this week when Abinadi a young man in the ward who is waiting for his mission call to come, was making visits with us. While walking we bumped into to one of his friends Teresa. So as they greeted eachother we learned that her mom had died not too long ago. So we invited her to listen to us, and she seemed very interested. So this week we are hopefully going to begin teaching her. But it seems that the Lord made us cross paths at the right time.
Anyways, I love you all so much. I am going to try to make the most out of my last month in the mission field! Keep working hard yourselves and thinking prayerfully about who you can share the gospel with, and the Lord will inspire you so that you can do it the most efficient way. Thanks for the letters! Until next week!
Elder Shane Davis