on tuesday we had tianguis as usual and we only got one reference.. but after we went to Chimal to eat lunch and she made us burritos!! how rare was that?! haha. flour tortillas hardly exist here! they were amazing tho... i loved them. they had some yummy meat mixture inside... and one was bean and cheese. then we went to santiago to find some new people and talk to references. we went to a house where a German lived. he wasnt there. but like an hour later we were riding around on our sweet bicis (short for bicicleta, or bike) and some guy came up to us and was like, "hey, listen brothers, i wanna change my life. i dont do very good things... i drink a lot...." then i was like well you found the right people! haha. well at this moment he was like half drunk, but not like a lot a lot. we gave him the gospel of J.C. pamphlet and also the word of wisdom, but he already had the word of wisdom. haha. he said he got it from tianguis one day. then we set up an appt for sunday, but he wasnt there, but he was in the taxi when we got in there! so we set up another appt. afterwards we returned to ozumba to finish off the night and we went to teach a women named laura but she wasnt there, but her sister in law daniela was there and we taught a sweet lesson and invited her to be baptized, but she had to think about it first then we committed her to pray. she said she would.
then on wednesday we went to Victors house, who is a old investigator from past missionaries and he also came to tianguis one day and so we got his info and went to his house. we come to find out that he has already read the book of mormon. all of it. he says that its great and it truly helped him and strengthened his faith. he kinda didnt like the parts that were super bloody tho haha. but we taught about the restoration and well he already new some stuff. but we showed him the part in the intro that says if the b of m is true, then J.S. was a prophet and the church of J.C. of LDS is the only true church in the world.. he was silenced by that and our testimonies. then we talked about how today we have prophets and apostles in the world again. then he asked how he can listen and hear the words of the prophets. and we showed him the church website and he said he was gonna check it out. them we set up another appt for him later in the week and i told him when we come back were gonna bring you church magazines to read that have talks by the apostles and prophets and also a video of Jose Smith. we went to his house but he was really busy but we gave him the magazines and the movies and he was super grateful! i believe he is escogido...(chosen)
on thursday we went to julietas house who is a really old investigator. we talked to her and let her know we have patience with her and we arent there to win a baptism. after talking for a while we finally came to the conclusion that she believes everything and knows everything but just doesnt know if the church is true yet... then i was like have you ever been to church? and she was like, well no. and i was like entonces! how do you think you can find out? then she said, well maybe i should go to church. i said that sounds like a great idea! then we started talking more and she was saying how she is going thru tough times right now and she is like divorcing her husband and other stuff. she just feels like right now she has a lot going on and a lot of loads on her back... fast forward to sunday to gospel priciples class and what does the teacher talk about? how baptism and the holy ghost and god and all that good stuff can help us with heavy loads we have... coincidence? i think not. oh ya btw julieta was there in that class... we have a cita (appt.) on jueves this week and well see what happened and what she thought...
friday we had a family home evening with the familia tenorio. who has older kids who arent baptized. we talked about how families can be together for ever through heavenly fathers plan. then we read parts from the proclamation to the world. afterwards we ate cake and celebrated the birthday for elder manzanares. it was a good night..
saturday we were supposed to have a baptism for Daniela. a little sister of an hermana in the ward. there was a lot of complications that day. first there wasnt any baptism clothes for her anywhere. no one had any! we called like 3 bishops and the stake president. then we finally decided she would use my pants and a smalll shirt. then we went to fill the font. and well the water here is a little dirty so we bought some blue water coloring. we opened it and nothing was coming out! so then i squeezed it super hard and guess what happened? yes, the top flew off and half the bottle went into the water. the water was sooooooo blue. it was actually kinda pretty... haha (check photos) but ya we didnt end up baptising her.......to be continued bwhahahaha tell ya next week i gotta go.
love elder inglish
2. y 3. elder manzanares`s birthday