Well this week was a pretty good week here in Arkansas, and especially the weekend. Our Branch, and two other wards had a Halloween party Chili cook-off and a trunk or treat after. The turnout was awesome, there were TONS of people there, the parking lot was packed. There was all sorts of Chili and games and other things to do. We had a few investigators show up which was nice. The activity went well, and everyone seemed to be having a good time.
On Sunday we went to Church and all the meeting were really great. The North Elders (Elder Heaton and Ramirez) had a baptism on Saturday. It was a great service, and I actually had the opportunity to give a talk about the Espiritu Santo (holy ghost) in Spanish. The talk actually went pretty well, and I'm definitely seeing that my espanol is getting better and better every day. After the first exchanges 2 weeks ago I decided to only speak Spanish to my companion, it has helped a ton and just in the last week my Spanish has gotten a ton better. I also feel more comfortable talking with our investigators in Spanish as well. I'm definitely blessed with learning this language so fast, and i'm grateful for the opportunity to learn it. Elder Heaton confirmed Jeranimo in the Church on sunday as well. Jeranimo (the one who just go baptized y confirmed) will be a great strength to the ward for sure.
On Sunday night we had a lesson with some of our most promising investigators the C. family. It is a Husband and wife (J.& L.) and then J''s sister Li.. who is also married but her husband just went to Florida for work. Her husband actually has brothers who are members. I was sad he had to move, but they are all still really interested. So we go into the trailer and start teaching the plan of salvation. Something just seemed off, and different. The lesson wasn't going to well. We finished the plan of salvation and then asked if they had any more questions. Then Li. said she had been reading about our church on the Internet and she had some questions. It was a lot of Anti stuff that she had read, but we were able to answer all the questions pretty well and they were relieved that those things weren't true (multiple wives, etc). They were actually really happy, and we had a great conversation with them at the end and invited them to a family home evening at a members house. They are really excited to come. And then J. actually offered to take us and our bikes to our next appointment which was kind of far away. So I'm really grateful that all turned out, and hopefully they will all come to church next week. Linette has come one time.
Our next appointment was with an investigator J. L. A, and he had a baptismal date in October but just won't come to church. So we had a good lesson, and I was really direct with him about how going to church is a commandment. We reset his baptismal date, and it all went really well. I think he just needed a little of a push. So i'm looking forward to several baptisms in November, it should be an awesome month.
Other than that, just another great week of missionary work, and i'm learning so much every day I love it! I'm so grateful for this gospel and how it has blessed my life. I'm even more grateful to be able to share it with others, because I know that it will bless their lives.
Have a great week, love you tons!
Sight seeing on P-Day