Monday, February 15, 2010

2/15/10 Letter to the World

At about the time I hit the send button on the email this morning (and posting to, Elder Denton sent me another message saying he was back online. They had went to an internet café near where their leadership meeting was held this morning when his companion realized he didn’t have his SD card with him, so they drove home and grabbed it and then went to their normal internet café. George Denton

Hello World!

I’m not promising anything short this week!

OK, we’re going to do a quick run-through of the investigators that we have, and how they are progressing here in Lopez Camelo...there’s a lot, so sit back relax, and I hope your eyes don’t get tired!

Gustavo Romano - He’s awesome! He’s a 17 year old kid that has investigated the church before, but started coming again a few weeks ago. He came two times, and we started teaching him last week. We put a date with him for the 20th...this Saturday, but he HAD to come to church. For attendance at church to count, they have to be in sacrament meeting. Elder Martinez and I were praying a lot that he would get there. When the people arrived that normally would come with him, and he wasn’t with them...we started praying even harder...10 minutes before sacrament meeting ended, he showed up. When he came in, elder Martinez went up onto the stand to inform the bishop, and he announced that Gustabo would be being baptized this Saturday!

Myra Cantero - Her whole family was baptized, but she couldn’t because she works so much, and couldn’t come to church. A few weeks ago she got laid off from work, and has been coming to church, and receiving the lessons. She has a baptismal date for the 27th!

Nidia Portillo - Mother of 7, and lives 1/2 a block from the church. She’s been an investigator for a while, and I’m not 100% sure what was holding her back from being baptized. I think more than anything is that she wants to know more, and she has only attended 2 of the 3 times that she needs. Talking with her last week, we helped her realize that she has already received an answer, and knows that the church is true. She wanted to see a baptism before she is baptized herself, and just in time, Gustavo Romano is going to be baptized. Nidia has a baptismal date for the 27th, the same day as Myra.

Veronica Bello - Another investigator that was waiting for a change to happen so that she can progress. She was living with her boyfriend, but recently dumped him and has no desire to return. We’re going to start teaching her again this week.

Familia Torres (Raquel (the mom) and Alexander (the son)) - I think I’ve talked about them before. They had a baptismal date for this last weekend, but the mom still hasn’t received sufficient witness that the church is true, which, unfortunately, also effects Alexander. I know that they are really close to being able to be baptized; we just have to find out what more is standing in the way of an answer!

Sofia Moreno - Sofia is 14 years old, and her mom was baptized a few months ago. There are some family problems, and she hasn’t received the lessons in a long time. She always comes to church, even in the rain (something that is hard for a lot of the MEMBERS here), and loves it, along with mutual every Tuesday night! One of her best friends from school lives in the ward, which helps a lot! We are going to be starting with lesson 1 with her tonight, and hope that she will be baptized shortly!

...These are the main investigators that we have here in Lopez Camelo that are progressing! Sorry I can’t write too much more about anything else...but there isn’t too much more that i can think of to write...

I hope that you all have a great week!


Elder Denton

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