Monday, May 20, 2013

May 20, 2013

So this week has been amazing!! We were really busy all week and didn't have a dull moment!!! A lot of your plans early in the week fell through but we were in the right place at the right time and that is all that matters!!! When we went to go see a member we talked for a lil bit then we had to leave and on our way out we ran into a family who just moved into the area and just needed information about where the church was and the time it started. That happens quite a bit in this area!! We were really excited for that because of so many families that are moving out, it is nice to have a family move in!!!
That same day we have a lesson with Devon, he is just finishing up his junior year in high school and we taught him the Plan of Salvation and he was very receptive!! He read 2 chapters of the Book of Mormon and is praying too!! He doesn't have a baptism date for June 2nd anymore because he didn't come to church but it is now June 9th. He is pretty solid!
Also when we were trying to visit some members no one was home in the morning so we visited the last member in the apartment complex and still not home. So we started to headed to the car  and on our way we saw a guy walking his dog so we started to talk to him and he just moved here like a month ago and has no religious back ground. But his girl friend is trying to find the right church so we were like perfect haha So we shared a lil bit about the gospel with him and he thought that was way cool and he said he would relay the message to his girl friend!!!
Then we had a typical lesson with Frank he is pretty much the same, we have been able to teach him the first 3 discussions and he is set on going to church on June 2nd and being baptized sometime in June.  He is still smoking and doesn't see himself stopping anytime soon!!! But we are not giving up on him.
Also we had a lesson with the husband of the couple we have been working with. His wife is in Ohio visiting family. So we only taught the husband. That lesson was really long and we answered all of his questions which was good. We tried to set a date for him and he wants to be baptized with his wife which we totally understand but he said if it was him he would say yes to June 16th but his wife has fear of her family not liking her decision. So we just have to work with the wife!
On Saturday we had a early dinner and afterwards we went to another apartment complex to see members and again no one was home!!! So we started to head back to the car and a guy yelled hey elders. Didn't recognize him but we went over and talked to him and he just moved in and his girl friend is investigating. He is a return missionary and I think just went inactive now but his girlfriend has a kid and really likes the eternal family aspect of the church. So we are having dinner and a lesson with her tomorrow!!! We are super excited that happened!!! 

Its exciting to see all of the amazing work that is happening in this one ward!!! We might have 5 baptisms in the month of June. The sad part is that Transfers is June 5th and all of them would be after that... So I kind of don't want to be transferred because I want to see all of the work I have helped with be finished. Then I do, so I could stay in the Colorado Springs mission. So we will see what happens in 2 weeks. Super excited. I love this area so much and love the members here!!! They are all so GREAT!
Well that's been my exciting week. Hope everyone is doing good!!! Love and miss everyone!!!
Elder Escudero

No comments:

Post a Comment