Here we are with some awesome sister missionaries that served alongside us in the same branch. But they are heading off to a different place and 2 elders will take their place. We will miss them!
Here are some pics of me and Elder Arnold with Armadillos! “Molitas” they call them here. A member family bought them to raise and once they are fat and juicy to be eaten!
Here I am with some young men of the branch.
Don´t let the subject titles distract you!
We had a great week! We were able to achieve our goal of 140 contacts…and we got 141!! Whoo hooo! Go-getters ra here!
I´ve had one of those faith-building, spiritual-moving moments this week! While my companion and I were contacting people in the street, we began walking along side a man with his 3 yr old daughter. His name is Sergio and I´d say he´s 27. He was happy to hear us present who we were and what we share. He said he´s been lacking faith and hope in his life, and feels like he needs to regain it through Jesus Christ! Talk about PREPARED. And he SO is!
We were able to meet with him this week and the lesson was awesome. He has a young wife whom he says has different, “young”, ideas compared to him. She wasn´t there and neither were his 2 children, a 3 yr old girl and a 3 month-old boy whom he loves immensely. He´s a fine normal man, with a young family, has a job and clean, humble home. He´s SOLID. He´s very kind, humble, smiles, and his family is of the utmost importance to him. He expressed how he´s discouraged by some controversy between his wife and himself. He doesn´t want this to hurt the family.
So we explained to him exactly how the restored gospel of Jesus Christ in its plenitude will directly bless and help him guide his family with success during this life and forever!! It was spiritual and he was very open! We taught him well, according to his needs. We could tell he felt the spirit as well.
I had the opportunity to invite him to baptism!!!! And he humbly, and with full of the Spirit said yes!!!! It was perfect for him. Then my companion was able to set a date. Then he said the closing prayer!!!! And it was amazing and beautiful to hear this man, with all the experiences and righteous desires in his life, speaking to his Father in Heaven! I was very touched, And he had watery eyes, and said he felt GREAT.
I am so excited for this man! I felt the impression to warn him that just as Jesus Christ is very real, so is Satan, and doesn´t want him to continue on this path and will try to stop him. I told him to be strong and that we are here to help him every step of the way. We pray that the wife will be receptive to our message as well!
We also have some other pretty good new investigators and less-actives, and they are men too! Most with families. It is such a pleasure to be working more with men because in the past it´s mostly been women. (and it´s hard to teach women because we always need another man with us in order to teach in the home.) And these men are humble, receptive, and studs! Exactly what God needs in His kingdom here in Empalme!
I´m looking forward to more miracles!! I´m better at letting the Holy Spirit be my guide. I know God is blessing us due to our work and obedience. SO blessed to have a hard-working/obedient companion.
Onward and upward for more success coming up! Love you all! Once again, such a pleasure to see all your faces/voices last week. Hermana Roccolano whom you met last week says hola! Good luck with everything! You´ll receive that “good luck” by looking to God and sharing him and your blessings of the Gospel with others!
Elder Orme (Captain EO)
PS Did i mention before!, especially to mom that I´ve been flossing every week since the MTC! Whoo!
PSS I bought healthy veggies and fruits this week to eat and will continue to do so! Feeling good.