We just got done with a successful service project with one of the members in our ward! We built him a new gate for his house. It was fun!
I loved this week, mostly because of how many times we were led by the Spirit in our work.
Elder Montera and I couldn't be happier. It's frustrating somedays when we don't even want to go home- we run out of time! On Saturday we taught the most lessons in one day than ever before, 10! It's was a miracle. We just had such a successful week and have found so many new potential investigators like the Ramirez family who came to church on Sunday. It's such a joyful feeling when we are able to listen and teach by the spirit. This week, we had countless lessons that were powerful, but the sad part is, unfortunately almost all of the people ignore and don't follow the spirit that they feel. That's whats hard. But needless to say, everyone has their agency, and at least we as missionaries raised a voice of warning. That's what my companion and I have been doing, really teaching repentance. It's been awesome.
Some of these less active members that we've been teaching forever (Real, Escobanes, Aneban family) , we have done everything, taught everything, and still nothing. It's hard when they don't follow the commandments. It makes us sad, it really does. I have really come to know that Heavenly Father will bless us,"if we but have faith" (Ether 12 in the Book of Mormon). It's just having the trust and faith in Christ, that's what we need to be successful in life.
Ryan and Edgar are doing well! They continue to progress and follow the commandments. We are hoping that they will both be baptized the Jan 28, but we aren't sure. We need your prayers! Pray that Edgar's dad will allow him to baptized and that Ryan will continue to live Gospel and avoid the worldly temptations of being a teenager! :)