Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6/1/10 - Letter to the World

What a great Week!!

I´ve been in exchanges all this week. I Have Been with Elder Roman all week. It´s been a great experience to learn, grow, and teach!

This last weekend we had 2 Baptisms.

Gonzalo Oriente (13 years old) and Oscar Buttaro (15 years old)!

Gonzalo´s baptism was a miracle. For the last three weeks we have been trying to talk with his mom to get her permission, but she didn´t want to give it to us. His legal guardian is his grandma, but she lives in another mission. I had been worrying about it, and on the phone with the mission offices all week long trying to coordinate that the elders in the other mission go the the grandmas house to get permision, and send it to us by fax. Up until friday night, we didn´t have permission, and i didn´t know what to do. I called the Assistants, and they said that i should call Pres. Argyle for his advice. I thought that before i did that, i would call a member who lives in the same property as gonzalo. We had asked Sister Mendieta to talk with mabel, but she hadn´t found the ´right moment´. When i called friday night at like 10pm, she told me that she had talked with gonzalo´s mom, and that she had given us permission!! I said - WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!

I was able to baptize Gonzalo, and Oscar was baptized by the Dad of one of his friends. It was a great service!

The best part is that we still have a TON of work to do in Lopez Camelo. There are so many people that are ready to listen to us!

The Gomez Family (Guillermo y Jimena) are still progressing well, and the parents, the Sanchez Family (Heliberto y Angelica) are going to go and talk to an atorney in a few days to see what they can do about getting marries. They both know that the church is true, and want to get baptized...but they have to get married first, and there are a few things standing in the way of that.

Nicolas Leiva is progressing well. We have had to push his baptismal date a bit further, for the 19th, because he wasn´t able to come to church on sunday, but we had a lesson with him last night, with Oscar Buttaro (the kid that got baptized saturday), and it was AMAZING. Nicolas asked Oscar what it was like getting baptized, and Oscar was able to share his testimony!

I forgot to bring my SD Card converter, so ya´ll will have to wait until next week to see the pictures. Sorry Everybody - i dropped the ball a little!

I hope that you all have a GREAT week!


Elder Denton

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