Monday, May 8, 2017

paracantatirinicaro (May 8, 2017)

Hola Familia!! It's so great to hear about what's been happening with y'all. End of the school year stuff was always the most fun!! Gotta love it. And now Dwayners is off to Nauvoo for the summer. Good Luck bud! Soak it all in. Being a missionary is the best! Elise you must feel so lonely out there by your lonesome...... you could always go buy a bird? I've heard those help.....JA!! So ma', just a heads up for the call next Sunday, we plan on calling just right after church at like 2ish our time, so around 5 there. The last call! Should be good!

We had a pretty good week this week! We are continuing working on our 1000 contacts goal. Right now we are at 423! Before I thought we talked to everyone, but now I KNOW we talk to everyone!!! We have to if we want to reach our goal. There was one day this week where we felt we could get 50 contacts in one day, so we set a goal and went out and WE DID IT! It was the coolest thing ever. The Lord put those specific people in our path that day to help us reach our goal as well as bring them the gospel. It's just awesome to see such a change in my contacting and teach skills also. It's truly a blessing. 

We've tried to work with our investigator Ivan, who has a baptismal date for this weekend, that we will have to push back because he is not ready. He hasn't been able to meet with us because of his work and schedule and it just hasn't worked out. It's sad but that just means we will have to work a little harder with him in coming days. We also have our investigator, Adalberta, who we met with this week. We talked about The Plan of Salvation, with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We invited her to be baptized and she said YES, but that she didn't want to set a date before she actually attended the church. So we set a goal with her to come to church yesterday, but she didn't come:(  We even called her at the start and she said she was on her way but never showed up. I feel as though that's a reoccurring theme in my mission, people being flaky about coming to church. I often think about how church is just three hours out of the week. We've been asked to come for three hours out of the 168 that we have. It just kinda breaks your heart a little when people can't commit to something so simple and true. But we hope with time it will get better!

Oh so fun story. There's a recent convert (of about a year) in our branch. Her name is Gloria. She is an older lady that cares for 3 younger children. Well one of her kids, Jacob, just turned 8 and seeing as there is no man in the household he needed to pick someone else to baptize him and he chose me! Haha! So Saturday we will have his baptism which should be a good time! We also have interviews that day so that should be busy busy!

I'm excited to talk to y'all in a week! Thanks for all ya do! It means the world to hear your emails each week, even if I'm not the best at responding. Love y'all!!!!!

Con Amor, 
Elder Joyner

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