I have some incredibly sad news, everyone. We lost Alfonzo. We couldn't get in contact with him at all this week. We probably went by at LEAST 25 times this week and we just didn't find him. Sent messages, called him, and nothing. He's gone. Thanks for your prayers in his behalf. It helped him. We sowed the seeds.
Alejandra: She's an investigator that's been pretty cool so far. She's promising, and I think we can get her going with just a little more pushing. She's just barely starting to investigate, so we're trying to get her to read and pray. We're going to work with her a lot this week.
Enrique: Not too sure on this guy. He's your standard deported person here. Just kinda never really honest about anything he does and never keeps his commitments. Says he likes the church and wants to be baptized but never does anything about it. We're probably going to drop him.
Mares Family: Family of 5 that we found that seems just SUPER awesome, but when it came time to come to church, there was a bunch of mud. Everyone here just looks for the SMALLEST reason not to go to church, and so with all the mud, they just said no because "it's too dangerous" (not really. Just no one likes going to church apparently.) We're going to be working with them a bit more this week as well.
Like the new formatting? it's pretty good isn't it?
1.) We showed up at a house this week and the member came out to greet us, and this is what she said:
"You guys bring a very strong Spirit. I feel it very strongly with you both. You are going to do many good things for this branch."
2.) We ate AMERICAN FOOD. There's this new convert here named Jason that's awesome. He's really just kinda clueless as to missionaries and the church and stuff, but he's really laid back and super nice. Anyway, we ate at his house one day and we had homemade fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and corn. It was so American. I loved it. Tasted like heaven.
3.) We found this house that was just completely twisted. I posed to make it look like I was carried up with it in the tornado.
4.) I took some pictures of the scenery around here. I just can't get enough of it. It's so gorgeous.
5.) My companion took my camera to take a picture and he took a selfie like that. You can't see him very well, I know, but that's him. Elder Rose. What a weirdy.
6.) I gotta say, having a North American Companion is the best. Honestly. We can talk about everything in English. It's SO awesome. We talk about the church here in Mexico, the differences from the church in the US, comedians, and a slew of other subjects that are just so awesome. With Mexican companions, I felt like I had to talk more simply, and I couldn't discuss profound ideas with them, and with Elder Rose, I feel like I'm just talking about everything with him. We have the same views on a lot of things. Also, we can make jokes about stuff in the US and it's hilarious. You can't joke about stuff with Uncle Sam or Lady Liberty with Mexicans. Not even the ones that have lived there.
Overall, it's been an awesome week. Just not much success in terms of numbers.
Thanks for the support and prayers in my behalf. It helps a lot.
Lots of love from Primo Tapia!