Monday, June 7, 2010

6/7/10 - Letter to the World

Hello World!

I´ve finally got those pictures that i promised ya´ll!

Okay - First of all - Everybody should know that my sister, Whitney, will be getting her mission call tomorrow [Wed] - after more than enough waiting! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

Second of all - Cody will be giving his farewell talk in Sacrament Meeting this Sunday! Wahooooooo again!

Okay - This week has been great! We have an investigator, Heriberto, that is AMAZING! - I wrote to Pres Argyle about him, and am gonna be REALLY lazy right now, and do a quick copy and paste.....Cody - do your magic!

En la última despedida de Élderes, le presentamos (E´Roman y yo) un investigador que tendrá algunos 70 años, quien está juntado. Hace más de 30 años que él vive con su señora, y él, siendo viudo, al casarse, perdería su pensión. (o así penso). El sacó turno con un abogado para tratar la tema, y ver lo que podría ver. Un par de días antes que el iba a tener esa cita con su abogado, tuvimos una leccion con él en lo cual leimos Mosíah 18:8-10, y le hicimos la pregunta ´entonces, ¿que le impediría bautizarse?´ él nos contó nuevamente que tenía que ver con la pensión de su esposa que ya murió, pero despues dijo que no importaba - que él iba a ir para sacar turno el proximo lunes, y que Dios provería la manera. La proxima vez que lo vimos, él nos contó que habló con su abogado, y al casarse nuevamente, no perdirá su pension! Yo sé que Dios nos bendice después de la prueba de nuestra fe! Él se fue hoy para sacar turno para casarse!

At the last Elder farewell, Elder Roman and I introduced you to an investigator that’s 70 or so years old, who is “joined” (living with a woman, but not married). He’s lived with this woman for more than 30 years, and he, being a widow, by getting married, would lose his pension. He made an appointment with a lawyer to try the topic and to see what he could do. A few days before he was going to make this appointment with the lawyer, we went to teach him a lesson in which we read Mosiah 18:8-10, and we asked him, “so, what stands in the way of your baptism?”. He told us again that it had to do with his dead wife’s pension, but then he said that it didn’t matter – that the next Monday he was going to make an appointment to get married and that God would provide a way. The next time we saw him, he told us that he spoke with the lawyer who said he wouldn’t lose his pension by getting remarried. I know that God blesses us after testing our faith. Today he went to make that appointment to be married!
Besides Heriberto, his son, Guillermo, went a few weeks ago to set a date for his wedding - which will be July 22nd!

The 2 couples came to church yesterday, and the ward has been really good about helping them feel at home. Heriberto always tells us how good he feels when he gets home! Even more, they gave us a reference of a family friend named Evangelita. She is also listening to us, and has a baptismal date for the 19th.

Nicolas is also progressing well. His baptismal date is also set for the 19th. He is a good friend of Oscar (On my right in the 2 pictures) who was baptized a few weeks ago. Oscar almost always comes with us to teach nicolas, and on sunday went to his house to pick him up and take him to church.

We have another investigator, Hernan, who WAS progressing towards his baptismal date on the 19th, but his lost that date pecause he didn´t come to church on sunday. He stayed out late saturday at a party, and didn´t wake up in the morning to come to church.

It´s hard to always see the same thing happen. When we teach, we even tell the people to look out for these things that Satan does to keep us from doing what God wants us to do (late parties, hanging out with friends late, etc). SOMETHING always happens..

Anyways - that´s about all that´s new here in Lopez Camelo!

I Hope that you all have a great day, week, month, year, etc.

I Love you,


Elder Denton

Note on attached pictures -
so that you know - in the pic sitting down - Gonzalo Oriente - Elder Denton - Oscar Buttaro

in the other picture - Elder Roman (I was in divisions with him for 1.5 weeks) - Gonzalo Oriente - Elder Denton - Oscar Buttaro - Juan Lopez (Young Mens President)

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