Family and friends, what´s up? How did everyone enjoy the annual Pocatello trip? I saw a few of the pictures and wow it´s like I´ve been there before.. so weird ;P Haha just kidding but it looks like you all had a good time with the 1002 kids under the age of 12. Haha so many now I don´t even know all their names. I was looking at a picture of all the kids and couldn´t figure out why Staci was in the picture.. but then after looking at it a little longer I realized it was Brinley hahaha. Anyways this week has been a bit of a downer. C.G. was progressing so incredibly well. She had her baptism interview and passed it so easily. The zone leader said she is the most prepared investigator he had ever seen on his mission. Anyways the next day after the interview, we get a call from her saying she had decided not to get baptized yet. Freaking Satan works 25/8. She had talked to a friend of hers that had been inactive for a really long time, and she told her she didn´t agree with what we did in the temples. She told C.G. that she had to think things out really well before getting baptized. When it was all said and done, she said she wanted to get to know the church more and would get baptized later. She was all excited to come to church and everything, and then she didn´t show up. We have an appointment with her today, but it´s just disappointing. I feel like my faith has been tested to the max here in Santa Sabina. A total of 3 investigators that had their interviews or were 95% sure of baptism, and then backed out. I´m trying to figure out what we need to do better but wow I was just so upset. Everyone else like has investigators come to their church saying they want to get baptized and we here working our absolute butts off to get these people to church, and then to their baptismal interview which they pass, and then they decide not to do it. Mom, I don´t know if you´re still reading Preach My Gospel, but the last section in chapter 1 about A Successful Missionary has really helped me. I´m just here to raise the warning voice and it´s up to them to accept the message or not. I don´t know what page it is in English, but you can find it I´m sure. That basically sums up this week, or all of my time here in Santa Sabina I guess I could say. I still love it here, and love the ward and all the members, but it´s been tough. We are working well with a less active family that I believe I have told you about. V.M., and her kids. She has a kid that´s 9 that really wants to get baptized, another daughter that´s 7, and a daughter that´s 22 that´s already a member. She had a bad experience in church a long time ago, but she´s got a really strong testimony. The 9 year old was running around church when he was like 3, and a member screamed, ¨Whose kid is this!?¨ She was also with her husband that´s not a member, and he never wanted to go back. We have been visiting them but she keeps saying we´ll think about coming back. She wants to but is a little scared. We shared lesson 1 with her and she really felt the Spirit, and said, ¨Elder, I know I have thought about it for a long time, but next Sunday, we´re going to church. The kids were so excited haha. We just need to keep in contact with them and make sure they keep with their promise. They are Chileans, so we need to keep committing them to church so they actually come. There´s the update on our investigators. We do have transfers next week, and I can see it going both ways. I could be leaving, or I could be staying another transfer. Don´t ask me what I would rather do, because I have mixed feelings about it haha. I´ll let you guys know next week in my letter :) I had a few doubts about sending those pictures... I sent some compressed ones and some normal ones just in case, but sounds like neither of them really worked out. Hopefully all goes well and it turns out okay. The face on President Bush sounds kinda dumb so I would rather not have that at the wedding haha. I didn´t hear an update form you so I´m guessing the guy didn´t get back to you on the quality. Thanks for those bridal pictures.. not gonna lie one kinda creeped me out hahaha it had me laughing because it just was kinda creepy. The one where they switched the little white bridal hat and the suit.. do you know which one I´m talking about? Haha I was just looking at it and just felt awkward. Hahaha but I liked the other pictures :) How did Jon´s date go? Sounds like he had a good time.. she pretty cute? So Teaskie is going to what´s most likely his last sector... that´s crazy. Is he happy or did he want to stay in his other area? Anyways that´s about it for this week... thanks for writing me Mom and Trevor for the picture. The kids sure seemed to enjoy Idaho! I´ll let you guys know what´s up next week about transfers.. I hate transfers by the way. Haha but I love you all and I´ll talk to you all next week!!!
ELDERRRRR NAYLSEWN (like the Chileans call me) :)
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