We had some problems with our investigators this week. First, it really doesnt look like Mario is gonna get married, we talked with his wife and she doesnt want it at all. Also we were teaching a couple who arent married and live together, but want to be, the problem is the girl is 17 and hes 24, her parents hate him and wont sign the paper for matrimony...so our only other good investigator is Luis.
With Luis, the 12 year old, we fought hard to try to get permission from his mom to be baptized. I never thought wed have to fight a member of the church about that, but ya we still dont know if hell be able to be baptized this saturday, and hes our only date. Its tough but were gonna work hard. She says hes not ready and will change his mind, just cause she fell away. In one lesson with him and his mom, we were trying to get her to feel comfortable to come back to church, she also says she isnt ready to change her life even though she knows she should. I remembered the thing mom sent to me from January ensign Uchtdorf, that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the second best is now, and shared that with them cause it applies to both. Luis is super strong and is basically like come on mom haha.
It was cool also, Saturday in studying in Alma 20, about Ammon with the father of king Lamoni, its kind of the same situation, except the father wants to kill Ammon for converting his son basically. And in verse 26, the father sees how much Ammon loves his son and changes his mind, and after desires to change himself as well. I thought that fit perfectly, so I guess thats the goal is just show we care. This can go with any investigator though, just show you care.
We had a lunch with President Amaya, because our zone set the mission record for consecutive months fulfilling the goal, 4 months (which seems low for a record no). Its kind of funny cause a lot of the zone has only been here for like 2 of those months including me.
This weekend and today and tomorrow is a holiday here called Carnaval. All it is is people take off work and through water and paint and eggs and whatnot at each other. Its hilarious well be walking down a street and like 4 or 5 kids will be like GET THEM and start chasing us with water guns haha. The thing is most of the people leave to the beach, so here in Recreo is empty. It makes me want to go to the beach so bad, I totally would but the beach is outside of our mission. I dont think well be able to find anyone tomorrow cause everyones gone.
Well I hope you all have a good week, have fun in Arizona
Love Elder Crisp