Week 19

(I should stop doing two of these in one week. ;p

-Matt)

¿Mi Familia! Ready for… my letter this week? Because here it is! Yeah, lots of suspense, anti-climax.

We taught a non-member family for family home evening (Noche de Hogar) on Monday. We were going to show a clip from the Together Forever DVD, but it didn’t work. So, we gave a lesson on the Plan of Salvation instead. It was fantastic! The Mother was really excited to learn about eternal families, how God has a plan for them and their family not only in this world, but in the life to follow. The Father was really receptive as well. They both basically said that they want to be baptized, but they want to learn more beforehand. Wph-ell, Chya!

I don’t know if I told you, but we’ve been teaching a woman named Manola. She’s 87 years old. She really liked everything we’ve been teaching her, but she said that she can’t go to church or be baptized because of health problems. But seeing her walk around her house – she’s quite mobile! So, we tried to help her see the eternal blessings of going to Church and being baptized. We told her that we can provide transportation to attend. We promised her that if she really tried, and did her part to attend church, God would give her the health and strength to attend. She accepted, and is going to attend next week. 😀

Julia… is interesting. She was very animated to get baptised and attend church and all that last week, but then it all kinda poofed away. We’re going to try and help her and find out what’s wrong. Andrez and Robinson: We haven’t been able to see them. They were always gone to work or school. BUT, we got their schedules so we can teach them again.

We’ve been teaching a boy named Italo who’s 11 years old. His mom, Norma, is less-active, but his older brother is active. We taught Norma a lesson, and afterwards she said she wants to attend Church again. We taught her a lesson with a member, who she apparently knows pretty well, and I’m pretty sure that helped her make her decision; she has friends in the church who won’t leave her or turn away simply because she’s “less-active.” Norma wants Italo to be baptized, so we’ve been teaching them the lessons, and Italo is progressing excellently.
Pretty cool stuff!

On another note, Robyn grew an INCH?!?!? ¡¿Que es eso?! That’s crazy! Maybe I’ve grown… a tenth of a centimeter? Heh. And TJ has started Jr High! You should write me an email next week TJ and tell me how it went. 🙂 Thank you for my Crepe Recipie! Gozo!

AND, Were you all able to watch the devotional for Pres. Monson’s birthday? It was pretty much the most amazing thing EVER! We are so incredibly blessed to be able to have a conference center that holds 25 Thousand People and has a, what? 50 foot organ? The music was the most amazing music I’ve heard in quite a while. Elder Worsham, the other american Elder here in Reque that I told you about a while ago, and I were singing broadway music the next while. Elder Worsham is pretty awesome. One example: were talking a few days ago, and we starting laughing. Then we laughed harder and harder. He started crying, and I could hardly breathe. Then one of us would chuckle, and we’d start up again. It was fantastic.

I love you all, Mom, Dad, Matthew, Jeffrey, TJ and Robyn!
Good luck with School!

-Elder Law

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