September 23, 2014
I hope you are all having a great week. This week we were able to meet a couple of times with Ana Maria and she is doing fantastically. She always has tons of questions that the Book of Mormon answers really well and she said that she will be baptized when she knows for certain that it's true, however, she really wants it to be true. She really wants it to be the true church because she has found a great amount of comfort already from what she has heard and felt as she studies the Book of Mormon and prays about what she has learned. We are continuing to help her recognize and answer and continue with the rest of the discussions, but I think when she will be able to make it to church she will get that confirmation that it is true. She wanted to come yesterday, but she had a surgery a couple months ago and the night before Sunday things started acting up and so she had to go into the hospital for them to take care of her health, but she is doing a lot better now and was only in the hospital on Sunday.
As far as the rest of the work, we are really concentrating on unifying the mission work between the ward and us and it is working really well. This week we are going in teams of two with the members of our ward council on Tuesday to visit a number of less actives that we prayed about and have assigned to specific teams based on which members or missionaries would be good to contact them. In addition to that we are also contacting a lot of referrals that ward members are bringing in out of their excitement. So far we have found a girl named Denise who is a friend of one of the members who seems to have a lot of potential. We have already taught the first two lessons with her. She wants to take it slow for right now, but she wanted to go to institute with the young single adults and she will be attending that this week.
This week we attended a funeral for a ward member who passed away. The cemetary we went to was the largest in Europe and we got lost a little bit, but we were able to find our way to the right spot. We also had the opportunity to help with a number of big moving projects. I never thought I would enjoy service like that so much until I came on my mission.
I hope everything is going well at home. I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week.