Monday, March 23, 2015

I Must Be Dreaming

Hello Family and Friends!

This week went by fast just as usual, and Im sure you all feel the same way.  This week has been kind of unfruitful for us.  To start things off, it has been raining and been cold all week long, and even right now its raining perros y gatos.  When it rains here, it makes all the people grumpy, even the members.  And when even the members are too grumpy to invite us in, it just makes things even harder.  But we still keep working with the hope to find people that will listen to us!

I may have said something wrong about Tupak last week.  He was scheduled just to have his baptismal interview this week and baptism the next.  But we ran into a hiccup there as well.  We went to see Tupak on Friday to prepare him for what the interview is going to be like and all that good stuff.  Towards the end, we explained that Satan knows that he is going to be baptized soon, and will stop at nothing to try to prevent it.  We finish explaining and in walks his father.  We ask if Tupak can have his interview the following day.  

His dad responds saying that he says he withdraws his permission for Tupak to be baptized period until he is 20 years old.  That just totally blew us away and we didnt really know what to do.  His father continued to make up all these irrational and made up reasons as to why Tupak isnt ready.  We waited for him to finish talking, and when he left, Tupak was balling his eyes out.  We told him that this was a great example of how Satan will use any means necessary to stop the baptism.  We then had a fast with Tupak to plead with the Lord to change the heart of his father.  We will still have him down to be baptized this coming Saturday.  Please pray that Tupak will be able to be baptized this Saturday.  He is way more than ready to make this covenant with the Lord.

On a happier note, we have been listening to General Conference this last week to help us get pumped for the sessions in April.  You have no idea how excited I am to be able to hear the words of Living Prophets.  Its not like me in the past. I kind of just endured General Conference before, and now Im counting down the seconds.  I challenge all of you to find a question that you would like answered, and you will find that it will be answered.  It happened with me in the session in October, and I know that it can happen again.  I just hope I can listen in English ;)

Well, thats all for this week folks. The Church is true and just dont forget it, ok? :)  It will help you a lot. Have a great week!

Elder Lomeli

We got to weed wack for a service project! Thanks Riverside

There is always a light at the end of the tunnel

Me and Elder Luque and the Cascadas de Peguche

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