|Elder Cuello and Elder Jackson (wow on the blue eyes!)|
So Elder Cuello and I didn't have changes, but then on Wednesday the ZL’s called us with emergency changes for my comp, and that Elder Estrella would be coming here with me. So my comp is no longer Elder Neck, but Elder Star. He asked for changes because he was having problems with his branch president and a lot of false gossip about him from the members. So don't worry, he didn't have changes for being wicked. That was a relief for me too.
So that was the most interesting thing this week. Yesterday was ward conference, and it was really awesome. They talked mostly about the area plan, which is the plan for all of Central America, which has to do with the strengthening of the testimonies of all the saints, incorporating the importance of scripture study, prayer, tithing, and temple work, which will help the saints become self-sufficient, get better education, and as a result, better employment. The Stake Presidency and a lot of other stake leaders gave really awesome workshops and classes about many of the points mentioned.
Right now, we are teaching Yadira, a single mom with one son, André who is 21. She knows a good deal about the church because her mom is a member, though it appears she's inactive and lives somewhere else. She has visited Temple Square also. I say she knows about the church, but when people say that, it means they "know" that we worship some guy named Smith, who wrote a mormon bible that just talks about him and that we don't drink coffee. But anyway, we've taught them now 3 times, and they are both very receptive, and want to learn more. So we will be challenging them to be baptized this week. Here in Latin America, because the people are more open, we challenge them to baptism almost every visit, especially the first visit. I can't imagine what would happen if you were to do that in Germany, Jess ;).
Have a great week!
ps Oh yeah, my new comp Elder Estrella is from Peru, he's 26, and he was baptized a little more than a year ago. He's a really good guy, and a hard worker.
Churrisos Argentinan, Uruguyan, and Colorado. A member made them for us, and they are super delicious! They're kinda like sausage.