Boy is it getting cold around here. During studies in the morning we are prone to use the oven as a way to heat our limbs and the place up! We are soon getting a heater to help us out with that. I use sweaters, plural!, everyday now. I usually need to put on two. Who knew Argentina would get so cold! It´s not winter yet but for me it´s cold enough. Nature down here needs to turn the sun up a notch. One day there was hail the size of olives!!! That was exciting.
This week we achieved our goal of 140 contacts again for the second time. Still, it´s difficult to achieve this and then find the time to focus on just teaching…the most important part! But the promise of the mission is that if we get 140 for four weeks, we will see many baptisms. Another hard thing is that Empalme is so small!!! We are extreeeemly sucking it dry. Every door we pass we say, “Did they answer last time?? Let´s do it anyway to find out!” At times we contact the same people within 3 days! Funny story!…We were on exchanges and I was leading again; we contacted a lot that day…then it became night time and we went contacting again. I said “Let´s try this house.” So we knocked, then right as the man was opening the door my companion blurted in surprise, “We’ve already contacted this place today!” And the man is standing there…and we say “holaaaaa como está?!” When we contacted before we mostly spoke with the daughter and so he said we should come back when his daughter is around. “Okay, we’ll do that!” we said. Good stuff!
Sergio: We’ve had one more lesson with him so far. It was okay. We didn´t set up the atmosphere very well. It was the morning, his mother was there to visit, and his wife had cleaning to do. We met his wife and she´s nice! We met his two little kids and they are beautiful. This family is so perfect for the gospel! We taught Sergio the beginning principles of “The Plan of Salvation”, lesson 2. It was okay. I learned that we have to set up the lesson better, tell them both to make time to solely listen to us for the time we are there. Because we really want the wife to be in on this! Not just him. And we could tell that he was a uncomfortable listening to us while his wife was around, not in on the discussion. So in order for him to feel the Spirit if his wife is there, they need to listen together!
Bueno, love you!!
Elder Orme, Captain EO