Monday, April 26, 2010

4/26/10 - Letter to the World

Hello World!

This last week has been Great!! Last Tuesday Elder Labra flew in from the South of Argentina! He was supposed to meet me at 8:30, but there were some complications, and we didn’t get to our apartment until about was a long night.

Elder Labra is great! He’s from Chile, more or less from the same area as Elder Fuentes and Elder Martinez! (My 3rd Chilean!) We lost Monday and Tuesday to be able to do anything, and on Wednesday, we had a district meeting, and we had to buy groceries, which took up a lot of our time...but we quickly got to work, and found 9 new investigators this week!

Nidia Portillo - Ok...I’m pretty sure that you all know about Nidia. Well - Wednesday night we put the baptismal date with her for Friday...she said yes, and her daughter also said that she wanted to be baptized the same day! The dad was there for the lesson and everything, and we specifically asked him for permission to baptize Nidia and Dianna. He said yes. The next day, Thursday, we went by to finish teaching, and to set a time for the interview early Friday...but Nidia said that she wasn’t going to be baptized...that her husband didn’t like us coming by to teach her, and that he didn’t like our religion. She said a lot of other things - excuses - but we’re gong to try to figure things out, and see if she is willing to keep progressing.

On March 20th, Gustavo Romano Was baptized. In preparation for his baptism, we made invitations, and delivered them to his non-member family and friends. His older brother, Guillermo is 22, and living with Jessica, also 22. They have 4 girls. They are great! We’ve taught them a few times, and they all came to church yesterday! Today, Jessica is going to the city center to take out a date to get married, and they have a baptismal date set for the end of next month...the 29th I think!

We’ve got a lot of potential in our area, and are working with a lot of past and new investigators! Elder Labra and I have put a goal to baptize 8 this transfer. I know that with the help of the Lord, we can find those that are ready to be baptized, and help them to know the message of the Restored Gospel!

I Love you all!

Elder Denton!
PS...I have pics w/ Elder Labra, and from my B-Day...but the computer is being week!

Note from Dad: Elder Denton left me hanging last week trying to find out his current calling. He is still a zone leader (and so is Elder Labra now) and even though Elder Labra has been out 4 months longer, Elder Denton is also the senior companion only because he’s been a ZL longer.
We received a hand-written letter from him on Saturday and found out that he was robbed (2nd time) of his CTR ring a few weeks ago. No injuries that we know of.

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