Well... This week was just about as stressul as the last one, if not more. We continued working hard and trying to find people, but there was very little yield. We found some people that seem pretty receptive, but they didn't come to church. We'll see what happens when we're able to visit them this coming week.
The worst part of this week was most definitely Saturday. Our investigator Norma has been preparing for quite some time for her baptism, but for one reason or another (stake conference, temple dedication, etc), we've had to postpone it a few times. This Saturday was finally the firm date that we were able to put. We also had our ward Christmas party later that afternoon, so we thought it was perfect; everyone could go to the baptism and then stay to set up and have the party. We got everything planned out with our ward mission leader so he could fill the font and get everything set up. When we arrived a little bit early (Norma actually got there first), we found a lot of different doors open, but Leonel nowhere in sight. We then checked the font and found it completely empty... After toying with the knobs to the font, we realized that they didn't do anything. We went into the bathroom to try using the sink, and no water came out. We walked around the building to check the sisterns, and there was almost no water inside. We even found a way to get up into the roof to check the water tanks on top, and there was nothing in there either. We had finally arrived to the day to baptise Norma, and there was no water in the chapel. At all.
I'd have to say, though, even worse than that was the fact that there were 6 people that showed up to the chapel: Norma, her daughter, her son-in-law (who aren't members), René (who was going to baptize her), Leonel, Elder Davis, and myself. Literally, not a single member of the ward showed up out of all of the people we invited. Not one. It just made it easier to tell everyone that the baptism was cancelled because no one went. We asked the first councellor about it, and he said, "yeah, no one in this ward ever goes to the baptisms." We absolutely don't want that to happen, so we went around on Sunday inviting everyone to the baptism because we need people to show up. We'll see what happens on Saturday -_-
After officially cancelling the baptism, Elder Davis and I decided to go out and contact for a bit before the activity. We were going to take a small part in a skit during the activity, so we planned to do the skit and stay for maybe an hour. They had scheduled the activity at 4, and to make a long story short, they didn't start until 6. We would have left, but the entire time they continued to say, "we're going to start right now!" "Don't worry, we'll start right now." "Yes, right now we're going to start." For two hours, we pretty much just sat there. Of course, everyone showed up to the ward activity, but no one showed up to the baptism. Then, after wasting two ours of our day, I was pretty darn ticked. I absolutely could not believe it. Needless to say, it was pretty hard to feel the Spirit after we left the chapel, and the rest of the night was pretty rough. The spirit of contention really does drive away the Spirit of the Lord, so in short, don't have the spirit of contention.
This week has already started off better, but we'll see how it goes. Iré y haré,
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