I hope that everyone had a great week!
This week for me was a pretty good week. Things here in Punata are slowly, but surely getting better for the work of the Lord. Also, this past week, Carnival officially began, which means water balloons have officially started to fly towards us on the streets here in Punata.
But, first off, this week we have officially started to contact references that we've received(finally!) from members. We went with one member to go teach her cousin and her cousin's kids. Well, we went and the lesson went really well. We taught her about the Restoration of the Gospel, and then we challenged her and her kids to be baptized. The mom said yes immediately, and then afterwards her kids both said yes as well! We finally have baptismal dates for the 26th of this month. They are a really good family, too. The husband of this hermana gave her permission to listen to us, so we don't really have to deal with that obstacle which normally would be a problem. Plus, her daughter really likes going to church. The only real obstacle is her mother-in-law(aren't they always?), because she's the owner of the house that they live in , and she takes the kids to her church on Sundays. But, we can get over that pretty quickly, I think.
Next, we went and taught an older man named Mario, who found the church years and years ago in Argentina. Apparently he assisted there for nine months and then stopped because he started moving around a whole bunch. But, he says he really likes the Church a lot more than the Catholic Church for a number of reasons. So, that's a pretty decent place to start with him, I think. And we'll see how everything goes with that.
Well, Carnival has started here, and that means groups of kids roaming the streets with bags of water balloons....and we are huge targets with our white shirts, ties, and name tags. Yes, we've been attacked several times already. But, don't worry, I'm ok, and it'll all go down next week during the official two days of Carnival.
Dad- That blows that Cert 3 fell through, but as I learned recently, "there are no failures, just feedback." That's really helped me out here. Have a good week!
Mom- Well, I'm not the only gringo still waiting for my X-mas package, so I still have hope.
Aly-Sounds like your week was good though.And don't worry, things can only get better from here!
Emi- you used the quechua perfectly! And I know junior year is boring(it was my worst year in high school), but it'll be done soon!
Have a great week y'all!
p.s. Sara Pickett- Congrats on the engagement! I hope you don't get married before I get home! ;)