This week was really interesting, Firstly, we had a baptism! It was great, his name is Jorge, and we found him one day when we were coming back to the house. He lives like right outside of our house. He asked us what we believe in and what we teach, and so we taught him, and when he had all of the lessons, and had come to the church enough times, we baptized him. That was one of the big things that happened this week, the other thing is that I got changed! My new area is called Cruz del Sur, and we are right here in the city. This area has a lot more things then my other area. We have a dairy queen, MacDonald, and other stuff like that. I also am training a missionary. Its a little different, because he already has finished half of his training, but I am going to finish the other half of his training with him. I wasn't able to write yesterday because we were helping get all of the new trainers to our house, because our house is extra big for when other missionaries come for a meeting or something because the mission offices are like 15 minutes from our house. My new ward consists of my companion and I, the secretaries, and the sister training leaders. It definitely is a big change from my other area to here. I will have to send pictures of my area next week, and this week, I have some pictures from the baptism and other stuff. Good Luck everyone. Elder Carey
Monday, October 20, 2014
This week has been good so far. We should have a baptism this week if everything goes well. We have 2 baptisms set for the next 2 weeks, but we still have to make sure that they are ready to be baptized. This is the last week of this exchange, and we´ll have to see if I end up somewhere else next week. Not much else has happened. We had divisions with the district leader, and I went to his area. It was good to be with another american, its the first time in 2 months haha. I don´t have much more to right, but good luck everyone!
Monday, October 13, 2014
This week was good, it was a little different from last week. We got a lot of references, mostly from the other elders in our ward. When we went to go find them we found out that some of them aren´t married, but we are trying to help them get married. We got a couple more baptismal dates set. So far we have some baptisms ready and if everything works out, we will have a couple in the following weeks. Some of our investigators are a little tough though. The mom of Fernando, my first convert, now has a baptismal date, but it is like the 5th one she has. She hasn´t been praying or completing the commitments. She says that if she recieves an answer she said she would be baptized. She has come to church with us a few times, but not recently. Her son is helping her work and read some. Our other investigator that wants to be baptized, we found out that he did some things bad, and can´t be baptized for now. He had an interview with the president of the mission, and we have to get permision from the first presidency to baptize him. He is a really good person, and our president thinks so too. He wants to serve a mission, and our president told him to prepare, and he is excited to for his baptism.
Hope everyone has a good week!
Monday, October 6, 2014
This week was really good! It went by really fast, and now its P day again. General conferance was really good. I wasn´t able to watch it in english, but it still was really good, and I understood most of it. Before conference we went to a candy shop, and bought some candy for conference, I still have some left over. We had 5 investigators come to general conference with us. Eizan, one of the investigators, came with us to 4 of the sessions! Starting Saturday afternoon, priesthood, and both of the Sunday sessions. He is 22 years old, and he is really interested. After the last session, he asked us what are the requirements to be baptized, and if he can be a missionary! He really wants to be baptized, and if his work doesn´t keep him from coming to church with us, he will be baptized the last Saturday of this month. We also started to teach an old couple, and they want to be baptized too. They also came with us to general conference. The husband can´t walk because of a stroke, but he is getting better, gradually gaining more movement in the one side of his body that is affected. We had to get him to general conference pushing him in his wheel chair, which was interesting, but we got him there without any problems. The talks from conference were really good, it was cool that everyone could talk in their native language, especially the ones in Spanish. Good luck everyone!