Juan- he is 50 something and we found him in the house of this inactive family. He told us he wasn’t going to accept our invitation to return and share more with him, but he felt something that made him agree. When he watched general conference he felt the spirit super strong and knew he wanted to be baptized! Since we started visiting him, he changed from a really hard ex-military man to a spiritual giant... Super Awesome
Michelle- Michelle is 11 years old and is part of an inactive family. We are the 4th set of missionaries to visit her and her family. Instead of starting out by teaching her, we chose to buy these candies with jokes and just eat candy and share stupid laffy taffy type jokes for an hour with the family. Then we spent 2 or 3 lessons just getting to know her and trying to get her to open up. In the end she opened up 100%, told us all her doubts and we were able to baptize her and re-activate all of her family!
Glenda- Glenda is the GF of a member and was pretty much the ideal investigator... She read the BOM every night for about 1 week and a half and knew it was true and agreed to get baptized. Her problem was that her family are hard core evangelicos and hate those Joseph Smith worshipers. Hahaha Holy cow it was impossible to get that signature to get her baptized. (She is only 17) but finally worked it out and came in clutch 3 hours before the baptismal service. hahaha
Gabriel- Not actually our baptism (the other elders in our ward) but a really good friend of mine. He showed up with a friend to general conference and felt the spirit. He turned his life 100% around from drugs and parties to going to mission prep classes every Sunday and eagerly awaiting to finish school and submit his papers!
On top of baptisms we saw a cat fall off a 2 story building and die- that was kinda amusing (the cats here are uglier than the dogs) and the owner of our house and 3 of his drunk friends tried to break in last night for about 2 hours to get the sex movies they knew we were hiding under our beds. hahaha Super funny as we moved desks and chairs to barricade the doors. hahahaha Overall amazing week!!
The pinata one is from the ward activity we put on this week... the bishop hates activities because "People need to come to church because they have faith not because we have fun activities", but we finally convinced him to let us plan one. (he even gave us $20 dollars from the ward to do it. hahaha)... Super fun- it was a movie night with popcorn and soda and a pinata for the kids... everyone had a blast!