Well I picked up my little trainee! Her name is Hermana Baldeon and is Peruvian, but has lived in Buenos Aires for like 5 years. She is 21 ( I still have yet to have a companion younger than me). Really cute and really nice. Poor thing, I think I’ve destroyed her little legs, walking all over Caleta. The MTC really does need to do a training program to teach them how to speed walk. It takes us like a half an hour to get anywhere. Who knew I would be a physical trainer and a missionary trainer!! haha. It is really interesting training someone who speaks Spanish because I have no idea how they feel. I was always searching for words to say when are started their mission and for them they just want to say all the words they know! haha. Every minute of everyday I feel like I’m leaving an impression on her of how mission work should be. It kind of freaks me out. Yikes!
This week we put Jose on date! He’s the cutest kid ever and is in the toughest situation. His parents are divorced. His dad struggles with his faith (really needs the gospel in his life) and his mom is Jehova Witness. There are so many issues going on in his life and I know if he can just put the Lord first, they will all be so greatly blessed. This week we shared the Restoration movie with him! And I loved talking about how Joseph Smith, who was about the same age as Jose, our investigator, searched for his own truth and held to it faithfully. Today we have the restored gospel because of his willingness to follow the will of the Lord. I just love this kid! He’s awesome.
This weekend we did a Fast with Juan and Neli to help them confront the issue of marriage so they can be baptized! We started it with a dinner at their house. Neli reached in the fridge and pulled out a bottle of wine and poured a huge cup for Juan! I nearnly died. I was like Juan! this whole time we’ve been working on cigarettes and you’ve been drinking wine?!” Everyone laughed and showed me it was with out alcohol hahaha. Anyways, we started the fast and I really hope it will all work out. We didn’t get the chance to close the fast with them but I know that if they really fulfilled it with real intent, that the Lord will guide them and strengthen to keep the commandments of God.
I’m really looking for some miracles this transfer! Keep us in your prayers as we look for the Lord’s elect here in Caleta Olivia!