Tuesday, August 24, 2010

8/23/10 - Letter to the World

Hello World!

Wow - we had a GREAT week!

First of all - there were no changes this week. Elder Labra and I were both sure that ONE of us was leaving, because we have NEVER heard of a companionship being together for 6 months, (4 transfers)...but we were wrong, and the Lord has other plans for us!

I don´t know if ya´ll remember Ada Paye. She was going to get baptized a couple of weeks ago, but a few days before her baptism she basically disapeared, and we couldn´t find her until saturday (the day she was supposed to be baptized)..and she told us that she didn´t want to be baptized, she didn´t want to tell us why, and she didn´t want us to pass by to visit her anymore. Well.....Last Monday we ran into her because she lived about 2 doors from a member that we often visit. I went over to say hi to her, and she told me that she had been looking for us for about 5 days (since the thursday before)...and she had even gone to our house looking for us, but we were never there. I asked why she was looking for us, and this is what she said - ¨i was looking for you because i want you guys to come visit me again...(5 second pause)....because i want to be baptized!¨ WAHOOOOOOOO! We told her that we would be back in 5 minutes with a member (so that we could go into her house - she lives alone), and talked for a few minutes, and then put a baptismal date for that same weekend (this last weekend!)
Sooooooo, Ada was baptized by me last saturday!

Matías Montenegro - He´s still battling his addictions. He had an interview with President Gulbrandsen, and came under the influence...oops. Pres. went ahead and did the interview to try to help him, and said that he would come back in a week, and if he had stayed sober for the week, he would be able to be baptized this coming weekend. We don´t know how Matías is doing though, because we haven´t been able to find him in a while. We´ve gone to his house, but he´s never there...and we don´t have any way to contact him. We´ll see if he´ll be baptized this weekend of not.

Macarena Radolovic was baptized 2 weeks ago, and her mom went to the baptism, and the confirmation. We knew that the family of Macarena was going to progress, but didn´t know exactly how to initiate everything. We organized a family home evening with the same family that had organized the lunch with us and them. The family home evening went great, and Macarena´s mom told my companion that she wanted him to baptize her in 2 weeks!!!! (we´re going to do everything that we can to move the date to this weekend, but we also want to prepare a good baptismal service....i don´t know what we´re going to do...so that´s a big TBA!!!)

Macarena has an older sister, Melody, and two younger brothers: Maxamiliano, and Nauhel (it sounds sort of like noel, but really nassaly). They are also listening to us, and should be baptized shortly after their mom! (the mom has more attendance in church, so the kids´ll have to wait another week or 2)

Well, these are the big headlines for this week!


I love you all, and hope that everything goes well this week for everybody!

Thanks for the letters of encouragement from (you know who you are!!), and for everybody else, your conciounse (i don´t know how to spell that word, but....Jiminy Cricket) will tell you what to do!


Elder Denton!!

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