Dinner with the Callejas
This week was a super busy week which made for a great week! The weather is starting to change as the leaves have been falling and it's been raining a lot more. My companion thinks it's super cool...he'll be in for a treat in about a month or so.
We were able to bring six different members to some of the lessons that we had which was super awesome! First we were able to see our investigator Re. a few times this week. The first lesson of the week went pretty well y she really felt that she needed to improve on reading. We helped her with a few ideas so she would be able to read. So by the next lesson later on in the week she had read the chapter that we left her! This lesson we were able to teach the Plan of Salvation. We were in a trio with Elder Doty that day, and as well as a member had come with us to the lesson. We start teaching the Plan of Salvation and it is going super well. She felt that it just made sense that we lived with our Heavenly Father on the earth. We then talked about Adam y Eve y she said "I heard it was part of God's plan that they were supposed to fall". Very rare that I have had an investigator that already knew it. After that she had questions about our purpose on life, and it just led the lesson perfectly. By the end of the lesson she was telling us that is just makes sense especially that God would give everyone a fair chance to accept the gospel. We had talked about baptism with her before, but at the end of the lesson we were able to set a solid baptismal date in November! So that was a great experience as the Spirit testified unto her about the great plan of happiness! We are excited to continue helping her as she feels she has reached a point of her life where she needs to turn herself over to the Lord. She was planning on coming to church but unfortunately the morning of her baby was sick y she wasn't able to come. Next week she should be coming though!
On another day we had planned to go to an appointment that we had with a lady we had found y we had brought a member. We go knock on the door, and they were cooking so they asked if we could come back in a few hours. After that it was just about time to head to dinner, but I felt that we needed to knock on this trailer on the corner. A guy had told us to visit it, but we were not sure if that was even the right one. Some kids were outside y they said that their mom was inside. We knocked and the mom answered, and was just kind of confused who we were. We explained that we were missionaries, but she still just had a puzzled look on her face. She had never heard of us or our church before. She wanted us to sit down and tell her more. We explained to her the basics of what we do as missionaries and what we believe. Then Elder Ceron mentioned something about eternal families, and she cut him off mid sentence and said "speaking of that my husband and I were about to separate not too long ago, but we decided to wait and endure a little longer. My husband told me that he felt that some people from a church were going to come to their house, invite them to church y help them become more united as a family!" She was telling us how we probably didn't believe her ha ha.! A few days later we were able to come back and teach her with an awesome member from they ward. That was super cool, and amazing how God always guides us to where we need to go as long as we are listening. She was telling us that she thought there was no way people would come, because they don't know a lot of people here, and the she said and here you are. God works in mysterious ways!
We are continuing working with Cla. y it is going super well! I've said this before, but recently we can tell the difference in his character and how he acts ,because of the changes he had started to make. His family keeps telling us how sad they are going to be if I get transferred. They are super awesome y honestly feel like my Hispanic family here in Jonesboro! We are hoping to continue helping him get closer to baptism as he continues learning about the gospel.
Overall it was a great week, y we are excited to see what is prepared for us this week! It could be my last week here but with President Wakolo, you just never know what is going to happen! I love y'all and hope you week is great!
Good old Green Tree Frog!