Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 8, 2012

Skies over Parla (looking out the window of the apartment)

The city of Leganes preparing for the running of the bulls...

leading the bulls to the Plaza de Toros for the ensuing bullfight.

Alex with the Elder Soriano action figure.

I´m glad that all is going well with the move and all!!  Well, this past week has been a bit stressful and such as far as visits go. This past week we didn´t have too much of anything really, but it was still all good!  I´ll give you my week in the smallest nutshell that you have ever received!

Thursday we met with a less active that hasn´t come to church for the longest time. She said that she will have some family over for about a month so we´ll have to see if she´s able to visit with us still. Friday we visited a new investigator called Monica, and after that lesson, we haven´t been able to get in contact with her, but whatever. I hope that all is well with her. We then had Noche de Hogar [home evening] and it was a fail. It should start at 8:30, but usually starts at 9:00, but this time it started at 10:00!! We stayed for 15 minutes and left since it was ridiculously late and we couldn´t really stay much longer.  Saturday we saw the same less active as Thursday and committed her to come to church. That was pretty much it. I was with Elder Simmons that day too so yeah!!

Sunday we had church, the less active didn´t come, but another less active did come and that made us happy!! Her name is Melisa and she´s 17 or 18 years old from South America so yeah!! It was pretty cool!! Aside from that, Sunday was empty. Monday, we did have a lesson with Vincent, the African man we have been teaching forever, but we didn´t go since we ate at a member´s house so that was pretty bad. We saw Otilia, the less active again and talked to her for a bit and left her with a commitment to pray every day and hope that slowly she will want to come to church again.

Tuesday was way good!!!!! The best day yet!! We had District Meeting and right after eating there, Elder Soriano and I left and came back to Parla so that we could meet with a new investigator. Her name is Rebeca and she´s super cool and loosened up at pretty much the end of the lesson and said that she´ll come to church too so that made me happy!!!! I will take her word on it and hope for the best there!! It´s the first one that has showed us interest in going to church so I´m happy!! We then saw this 17 year old guy called Manuel that was contacted in the street a while ago and it was a pretty good lesson, except that we talked a lot about English and instruments and hardly about the gospel, but we´ll work on that a bit more. We then saw another investigator called Fabian and we invited Manuel, a less active member from Cuba, to accompany us. It was pretty good except for the fact that Manuel would talk and get off subject, but we´d know how to get back on subject. It was good, but we´ll see about inviting him again next time. We then visited with Manuel to keep him company since his wife left for her country to visit for a bit and yeah.

Today we went to the Temple and it was great!!! We did a session and then we played fútball [soccer] a bit and yeah! We also bought two triples, one for Otilia the less active and I got it for her in big print since she says that she´s pretty much blind, and another one for Cristina, the recent convert in Aranjuez. How have you guys been? Be safe, take care, and I´ll talk to you soon!! Love you all!!!

Elder Bauer

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