Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 6, 2014

this week was pretty great, even though we didnt really do much. on wednesday we had a meeting for all the companionships that are training, and in the evening we had a branch activity, so we only had an hour and a half to do proselyting. on thursday we had a baptismal interview of Gianina (the wife of a recent convert. she got baptized when she was eight but it wasnt registered so her membership records dont exist. she doesnt remember the details that would make it possible to just make a new record so we have to baptize her again) and missionary correlation meeting so we didnt have a whole lot of time that day either (but my comp and the comp of the district leader went to teach Isaías while we were in the interview). friday was a normal day and saturday and sunday we had conference. we had to go to a different chapel to watch so we couldnt go visit investigators or anything between sessions so we didnt have time to work those days either.
but anyways we were gonna have a baptism yesterday in between conference sessions, of Gianina, but her and her recently born daughter both got sick so they couldnt come.
on saturday we went to get Isaías (and his member friends) to go to the conference but they couldnt come. we went to get Cristina (who hasnt been to church in a while) to come and she came to the first session. she left after to take her kids home and then come back but didnt end up showing up again. Sergio came for the second and the priesthood session and saturday, and the first session on sunday, but when he found out that we were gonna watch it in english,  he wanted to come watch it with us so i'm not sure how well he understood. but he said he liked it. on sunday morning we went to go help Lider (gianinas husband) give a blessing to his daughter so that they could come if she got better and gianina could get baptized, and it ended up taking a lot longer than i thought it would. the bus to go to the conference was gonna leave from our chapel at 12:30 and we left Liders house at 12:25. i was a bit worried about Isaías, who we had planned to pass by before going to the church to get on the bus, as we werent going to have time to get him, but as we walked up to the church, i saw him sitting in the first row of the bus with a shirt and tie. i jumped on and was also pleasantly surprised to see Francisco, who's been working a lot on sundays and hasnt been able to come to church a whole lot. then after we got on, a big less active family got to church and got on just before it left. it was pretty great.
apart from the conference there wasnt really a lot of exciting stuff that happened this week. Gianina's gonna get baptized on saturday if everything goes well, and Isaías two weeks later.
I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God, and that he and his counselors and the Twelve Apostles have all been called of God to lead his church, under his direction and in the manner that he has established. it really saddens me to see people just go to one or two sessions of GC when they can go to all, and that they just dont fully appreciate the guidance and blessings that are available. i invite all of you to study carefully the talks spoken in this conference and evaluate, as one of the speakers invited, your spiritual well being, asking yourself, ''Is it I?'' be sure to always face towards God, and not worry about the honors or praise of men. I share this testimony and invitation in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Elder Woodfield

No comments:

Post a Comment