I am doing well. We have been working hard here this last week. It's difficult.
We've been teaching this joven, J and his mom. J is 13, and his mom is single. They've been in contact with the missionaries for about a year. They are a nice family. J has been coming to church, but hasn't gotten baptized. He understands the restoration of the gospel, the Plan of Salvation, and all the commandments well.
We had invited the two to read the scriptures and to pray about baptism. We went Sunday to share a scripture about baptism, the atonement of Jesus Christ, and our responsibility to follow Him. We invited them to be baptized. His Mom said he's not ready, and he isn't sure. We tried very hard to explain that baptism was a big step, but that it was also a commandment, that he would be blessed for taking a big act of faith. We told him would receive the help necessary from God for his obedience. We explained that we are all imperfect and that participating in the sacrament renews our baptismal covenants. She told us that she is always willing to receive us and our lessons, but didn't want her son to get baptized. We've worked very hard with him trying to help him to follow Heavenly Father's plan and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I really hope they do pray about baptism. I hope they do because if they do, they will receive an answer to their prayers.
F and M came to church this week again! They enjoyed it a lot. F is very attentive in Sunday school class and always answers the questions. We had a lesson with her boyfriend this past week, but he decided to go out with his friends instead of coming to church. She is awesome and is learning a lot from church and the discussions. She also gives us milk and coconut tablets from her home business which she and her boyfriend run. F has some challenges in her life. We're sure that with patience, diligence, and faith, she'll reach her goal of baptism!
We have been teaching R for about 3 weeks now. We've visited her a handful of times. She's a teacher and very nice. She has been reading the lessons and the Book of Mormon. She says she will pray to ask God if the Book is true and about baptism.
We have been meeting a lot of new people. Many of them are really nice people. We're doing our best to make a positive difference here!
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