Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Busiest Day of the Mission so Far...

Hello Everybody!
This week got going kind of slowly but it ended very busily.
On Friday we had the most busy day of my mission.  We had an appointment every hour from noon to 8:30 at night.  I was a little nervous going into it and was praying really hard that I would have enough spiritual energy and time management skills to get through the day.  It was really tough. Spanish people love to talk and it was really hard to get to know them, keep them focused, teach them a lesson, leave the commitments, pray and get out with enough time to get to the next appointment.  We had some good lessons though.  
There was a guy named Jose Franco that we taught who was interesting.  The English speaking elders were the ones that found him for us and they had actually run into him once before about a month and a half ago.  The first time they wrote down his address and phone number wrong so we weren't able to find him.  All he wanted was a Book of Mormon.  The second time he happened to see the missionaries riding by the park and he flagged them down.  It was two different missionaries though so they didn't remember him.  This time they got the information right so we were able to go visit him.  He really likes the Book of Mormon and has seen videos about it before.  He doesn't understand that every church can't be the church of Jesus Christ. He loves to talk too and it was very frustrating.  Hopefully he turns out to be a better investigator down the road.  We had a couple new investigators that we had really good lessons with but none of them came to church so we'll see what happened to them this week.
We have a few people from the Mendoza family getting baptized this week.  The missionaries have been teaching this family off and on since May of last year but they've had random problems so they haven't been able to make it to baptism.  A few weeks ago Ana called me on a Sunday and told me how she had figured everything out and needs for her and her kids to be baptized.  She is so resolute on getting baptized this Saturday it's crazy.  She's a little bit of a drama queen and amplifies everything but she's really sincere.  She and her two daughters will hopefully be getting baptized this week.  The older one wants to but the younger one is unsure still.  Her mom says she just doesn't want to get wet in front of everyone and she says she feels like she doesn't know enough about the church.  We'll be working with them a lot this week so hopefully we work through things. Ana's husband Daniel is going to take a lot more time though to get baptized and her son Jose is going to take a lot of time too. We'll definitely have our work cut out for us.
I'm really hoping I don't get transferred next week but we'll see what happens.
Love you all and hope everything is going well back there!
Les quiero!
Elder Gaskill

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