It's been quite the week of ups and downs. I'm a rather strange mixture of happy for the progress of some and extremely disappointed for the use of agency of others. I haven't much time, so I'll just say that of the 15 people (we counted) that accepted a baptismal date and said that they most definitely would be coming to church, 3 of them showed up. I've officially determined that there's a 1/5 rule in the agency of others. For all of the people we invite to church, 1/5 of them will actually show up. So basically, if I invite all of Mexico to church, a little more than the state of Hidalgo will show up. Challenge semi-accepted. Those that did show up are fortunately rather progressive and have friends that will keep bringing them to church and helping them to progress. We'll see how it goes.
We also found out that of our 3 possible baptisms this week, only one of them was actually going to happen... and it wasn't even going to count for us because no one told us that any 8 year old child is automatically the responsibility of the ward to baptize, even if his parents are less actives. LAAAAAAAME! It was still a great baptism, and the other two have their dates for October 10th now. Hopefully they come through this time...
On the super bright side, we have interviews with President tomorrow, and it's always the highlight of... well, every 3 months. I have a list of questions to ask him, and I only have 15 minutes to ask them all.
If there's anything I've learned this week, it's that Satan tries really hard to get us down sometimes. With everything that happened with our investigators not being in church, my bike breaking three times this week, and the baptisms falling through, Satan won a few battles in the depths of my soul. Satan is powerful, but I have also learned that God is much more powerful, and He will always prevail if we pray and ask for His strength. Despite the depressions of the week, we'll keep going and see what miracles we can find next week.
Iré y haré.
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