This week has been quite stressful. We have some "eternigators" (investigators that for whatever reason just won't get baptized) that were finally going to be baptized this past weekend. Unfortunately, one of them had some... woman problems, and the other one neglected to tell us until Saturday morning that she needed to be in Pachuca the entire weekend. This is the 3rd time they've left us in the dust telling us that they're going to be baptized and don't come through. Elder Gallegos and I have decided we're going to start from scratch with them. There have been quite a few other missionaries that have been teaching them since about February, and they've been to church quite a few times. It has been brought to our attention, however, that they don't know some of the most basic elements of the gospel (for example, the Joseph Smith story and the restauration). At this point, their baptism would serve more for their condemnation than their salvation, and that is exactly the opposite of what we want. Therefore, we will start from scratch.
We're now entering into week 11 of Elder Gallegos's training, so he has to take the initiative in EVERYTHING for the week. I will simply be following him to make sure he can run the area and teach every lesson. I feel like he's already begun exercising a small amount of unrighteous dominion with his newly acquired authority, but I'll see if I can reel him in a bit and keep him on track. I want more grandchildren, darn it!
This past week, everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) has been telling me I'll be a zone leader this coming cycle in two weeks. Last night, the Zone Leaders said that President Egbert, Sister Egbert, and the asistants all said it. I don't know if I believe them, but even less so, I don't know if I'm ready for such an assignment. I was just starting to get used to being a district leader! In accordance with what Dad sent me in his weekly email this week, we really never know where the Lord will need us to go or what He will need us to do. If He needs me to be rise to the challenge of a zone leader, I will do so, and I know He will help me the whole way through. I believe it will be rather similar to the changes meeting when I rose to be a district leader and trainer all at the same time. Such responsibilities (and I'll say challenges as well) have really helped me to come to realize my potential as a missionary and as a leader. I continue to realize said potential every day as I do the small and simple tasks that bring salvation to those around me. I know not what lies ahead, but I know there is light amid the darkness through the Lord guiding us all. As all of us confide in the Lord step by step, trusting that He will light the way before us, we will penetrate the darkness into the light that is Christ. There is no darkness so thick that the light cannot penetrate it. Iré y haré.
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