Well, another crazy fast week went by. Where is time going. I feel like just yesterday I wrote you. I feel like just yesterday Gennie and KC left for Boston. Hard to believe that they are already back, but that is super awesome. Sounds like that was a lot of fun. Although it sounds like it is super crazy in UT. My bishop received a phone call yesterday and his mom lives in Utah actually. She said it has just been raining like crazy in UT. I was super surprised to hear and then you all wrote saying that it really is raining like crazy. That sounds like fun, I love the rain and am growing to love it more here.
Last night we were walking at the end of the night from the house of one of our members at about 9 at night and it was super dark. Where we were was just soccer fields and so it was open. It was super beautiful though cause we saw that this storm was coming, but all we could see were the giant clouds and they were all thundering. It was super awesome cause they all surrounded us. It was awesome. It was lucky though cause we got back to the house right when it started to rain hard and then it ended up raining all night.
This week though we had some crazy miracles happen. So this whole month of may we have just had a lot of bad stuff happen with the people with dates. First 2 kids we couldn't get permission, then a guy decided to go to the catholic church and ask for money instead of go and get baptized, and then this last week we found out that this guy Giovanni that had a date actually is a gangster... and we can´t teach gangsters so that kind of sucks. But he is still a really nice guy and it is not like he would do anything, but it is a rule. So after 4 people with dates we were thinking that after all this work we were going to come out of this month with nothing. We finally accepted that and really we weren't like mad at all.
Then went this Thursday to a house of this member who is a widow. We have never visited her before, but we decided that we would just visit her randomly. I really don't know why we decided to go there other than to say it was the spirit that told us to. So we went over there at like 7 at night and her son was out cutting wood and so we stopped and helped him for an hour. I got a giant blister on my hand from it, but I learned how to cut wood haha. We started talking to him about the gospel and he doesn't go to church, never had been baptized or anything and he was looking super positive. So we started talking about what he knew about the church and he knew a lot, but had never gone to church. Then came out his 2 sons. We started talking to the 2 sons and 1, Julio, who is 11 is a member of the church and I knew him a little bit. we talked to the other, Diego and he is 9 years old, and he told us that he wanted to get baptized super bad. That he has been going to church for 5 years and has wanted to take the sacrament, but the missionaries never passed by and he was to nervous to ask them. So we talked to him and the dad and we asked if it was alright for him to get baptized and the Dad said it was fine. We came back Friday and taught him all the commandments (Which he already knew), Saturday we did the interview and Sunday he got baptized. It was crazy, but such a blessing from God. He had just been waiting for us. The dad ended up coming to the baptism and now we are talking with him about coming to church and he sounds interested. He just really likes to play soccer Sundays.
So that was the first miracle. The second was that there is this family here that got baptized like the middle of march, but never got confirmed. The missionary that baptized them got them to get baptized cause he was there friend and then he left and they never came to church again. The first week that I came I made it one of my goals to get them confirmed and reactivated in the church. We visited them a ton and my second Sunday the mom came to church and got confirmed a member and has been coming to church. The dad though is impossible to find cause he works and only comes back to his house every other weekend. We found him about a week ago and we brought the bishop with us and it went super well, but he still didn't come to church.
This whole week we haven't been able to visit them at all and it was kind of hard. But me and Elder Romero got to church and Sunday and walked in and saw him there with his wife. It made us two so stinking happy to see those two both there. He came and gave us hugs and was like a different person. He ended up getting confirmed and it all went really well. I was so amazed that they just came by themselves. Really it is awesome to help families cause that is what the church is about.
So those two things were the real big things this week. Other than that I we are still working with Victor and Rosa to get them married and baptized next week. She really wants to, but he is a little more difficult. He now wants to, but has to much pride and doesn't want us to pay for the wedding and all. So we will hopefully talk to him today and get it all worked out and hopefully he will get married the 4 of June.
We are also teaching this kid named Kevin that I am pretty sure I wrote about last week. He is 19 and is doing pretty good. He has 3 girlfriends and says he loves all of them and it would hurt him to much to give up any of them, but he wants to get baptized. So that is kind of the trouble with him, but this Sunday he came (and one of his girlfriends is a member) and he was loving it and said he really wants to get baptized and we talked about how he should give up the other two girls. So we will see.
But that is all for this week. I love you all and I will talk to you next week. We are going to play some fùtbol after this so I am super stoked and super hungry also haha. Talk to you later!
PS the pics are from this wall that is here in Ahuachapan and are pretty famous. They are super sweet also. So we took some pictures in this park. The others are from the baptism.