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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Good Week

We had a really good week this week.  We've started teaching some new people, and we now have several people with baptismal dates.
I told you last week about [sister investigator], who we set a baptismal date with on the first visit.  We havn't taught her since last tuesday, but we have an apt. with her tomorrow.
We've had an investigator/potential, named [Investigator], who we've taught a couple times these last few months, but we had lost contact with him for several weeks.  We finally passed by last sunday with a member that already knew him ( I think I already told you about this part last week).  But we had a really good lesson with him.  And on Thursday we visited with him again, and he accepted a baptismal date for the end of July!  (The other good thing about that was that my companion, to celebrate setting the date with him, cooked us T-bone steaks!)
We're still working on getting [Investigator] ready for baptism, however we didn't get to teach him this week, because he doesn't have a phone, so we were'nt able to get in contact with him until this last fri/sat.
There was another person that we taught this week named [another sister investigator], (I know the name doesn't look hispanic but she is, she's from honduras, and for some reason or another a lot of honduraneans have american names.  I'm not sure why.)  I may have told you about her before, but we talked to her one day.  And it was the day right before when there was a lot of stuff going out on the news about how the end of the world was supposed to end on some day in may.  I don't know if you heard a lot of that or not.  But she was reaally scared that day because she knew that she was sinning.  We talked to her about the doctrine of christ and how she could be forgiven,  and then on tuesday we taught her again.  She had a ton of questions about the Resurrection and judgment.  So we read in 2 Ne 9, we didn't really have to do any teaching during that lesson, we just read, and through the BOM she answered her own questions.  We had another lesson with her on Fri.  where we talked about the Restoration.  We didn't quite get all the way through the lesson, because she asks a ton of questions.  It might take a while to teach her, because she doesn't know hardly anything about Religion, so we just have to start at square one,  But it seems like she has some potential.
On Saturday night we had a pretty interesting lesson.  We talked to this guy that believed that the Atonement of Jesus Christ was just merely a torture.  He thought that since christ was the son of God that he should have been worshiped rather than tortured and then hung on the cross, and he thought it would have been better for ten other normal men to go stand in his place and suffer that for him.  So we talked to him about that and tried to help him understand the atonement of Jesus Christ a little better and why Christ was the only one that could do it.  (the more I've thought about it the more I've realized how illogical it would be for anyone other than christ to try and perform the atonement.)  At the lesson it was him and his daughter and his daughters friend (who are both only 13)  and towards the end of the lesson his daughter started to try to flirt with me.  I'm wondering if it was just a ploy to get us out of there and to keep us from coming back, but either way, it worked and we got out of there quick and I don't have any plans to go back.

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