This week has been extra okay; I might even go so far as to say above average. I'm starting to get to know the area of Presas a little bit better (I managed to get a hold of a giant map of the area), and we have some investigators that are really progressing. We've been trying hard to mention a baptismal date and church attendance in every single lesson, and for that, we had 3 people accept a date to be baptized this week! Elder Niro and I continue working hard and finding new people to teach.On the downside, for the first time in my mission, the companionships in my district are having some... issues. Supposedly one missionary who has about 15 months in the mission and is the senior companion to an Elder with 7 isn't doing the things he's supposed to be. Fortunately, his companion expressed his concerns to me, so I can see what we can/need to do about it, but I seriously have no idea what to do about it! I've never had this happen before! I'm sure it won't be the last time, though, so I've turned to my zone leaders and the Lord for advice. We're going to their house to study with them tomorrow and see what we can do. Elder Galo (our zone leader) recommended a heart-to-heart with him, so we'll see how that goes.
As for my spiritual experiences for the week, I wanted to relay the story of one of our investigators who accepted a baptismal date. Two of the accepted dates are the brother and father of a part-member family. We met with them both last Tuesday, and upon extending the very direct and fearless invitation to be baptized the 18th of July, the father accepted. Oh my goodness, you should have seen the smile on their 12-year-old daughter's face when her father accepted the date! I just about cried when I saw that smile. As we left that lesson, I simply couldn't stop thinking about how utterly happy it made their daughter to know that their family would be united within the bonds of the gospel, and that their entire family would be able to be together for time and all eternity through the great and marvelous blessings of the gospel. That's why I'm here. Not to find people to baptize. To find families to bring into the fold of God, and to unite them forever. It is for that reason that iré y haré.
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