Monday, April 13, 2015

Javier, Isaac, Cynthia

Well, as you can probably see by the header.....I really only wanted to talk about three incredible people, and what has happened to them this week.

First off; Javier. This week we had interchanges with the zone leaders for a few hours, and when I came back to my sector, I was surprised to find out that him and his two sons had accepted a date for their baptisms! This Saturday! Hahaha I had always been a little afraid to invite them to baptism (he likes drinking......a lot) until they were more prepared, but Elder Carmona extended the invitation, and they readily accepted. There's always some way you can learn and improve. I've definitely learned to have less fear while extending invitations!!!

Second would be Isaac, he's Sonia's son (The crazy lady (who's not that crazy)). He celebrated his 19th birthday last night, and we were some of the only people he invited (which is really surprising considering he's a pretty popular kid, and has only known us for all of 2 weeks). He told us that we had been great examples to him in the short time that we'd known him, and that he too, would like to start coming back to church. It was amazing! He now likes to leave with us to visit investigators, and is really helpful!!! Always remember to reach out to those in need.

Finally; (and personally my favorite) Cynthia. Cynthia moved here from Cuzco about 8 years ago, and has not gone to church here. She has had a lot of marital problems and isn't sure where she can turn to for help. Anyway....we've taught her for about 3 months, and a couple of weeks ago she told us she wanted to come to church again, then just like that, she disappeared, then out of the blue this Sunday, for the first time in 8 years, she showed up to church!!! It was the best!!! She plans and becoming active again and bringing her kids to church with her! Persistence is key!!!

Also, her Sister said that she would like to start receiving the lessons, so we got a new investigator right there too!

I love you guys so much! I'm happy and doing great!!!

Elder Winn

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