|Waiting... to renew Residency Card at the Immigration Office|
Hey everyone! Another week gone here in Villanueva! Everything is going super good. This week we had quite a few things going on! Yeah, we had to get our residencies renewed. That took a fat minute because there were so many of us there. Even President and Sister Bush had to go and get theirs renewed which made me laugh.
We did splits this week with the district leader from Dos Caminos and his companion. It was super fun. I ended up going with an elder that I did splits with for a few hours while I was in San Pedro after a big conference. It was super cool because he gave the idea of doing counsels with our investigators to talk out their needs. We basically focus on asking questions and just listening to their answers. It was really cool. We helped this one guy understand why it is important to find out if God has a church and if the story of Joseph Smith is true. We obviously had already taught it, but we hadn't really understood his needs the first time. So the counsels went really well.
We also had a really cool experience Tuesday night. So we were looking for an investigator that we had met a few weeks ago. We had some hard to follow directions and we couldn't find the house. My comp, Elder Jordan, who is just a stud, was like, "we should say a prayer." So he said a prayer and tried calling him again and this time he answered and we were able to locate him. It was super cool.
This week we also have an investigator that came to church and is getting ready to get baptized on the 28th of this month. She is super cool. She hasn't missed a single sacrament meeting for like 3 months. She is just so patient and nice and it's great teaching her because she is just so humble. She's gone through a lot of challenges in her life but she trusts us a lot and is going through with it.
We're doing pretty good. Just beating the heat. It was super hot a few days ago but it rained last night and there's been overcast all day which was nice for the p-day activity. So I found out that the older lady in San Pedro that was going to get baptized with Elder Cox and I baptized! I also found out that AZ from that same area got baptized! I was super happy to hear that. I guess his baptism was a pretty big deal. Lots of people showed up to it. We have a big open house activity planned for the 12th of May that we hope will help people have a desire to come to church.
We also had a big multi-zone activity today. I got to see a lot of old friends. There were like 60 missionaries there. President and Sister Bush came too and provided a really good lunch. It was really fun and we got a picture with President Bush in regular clothes. Hahaha!