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Monday, July 11, 2011

Picture of Companion

Picture is of Elder Dixon before he (Dixon) was transferred.

How are you doing? So it wasn't too long ago since I last wrote you, but there's a few things I could tell you about.

We finally got back up with [investigator] (the boy thats 12 yrs old and his parents didn't want to give him permission) but it looks like they might end up giving him permission. So were going to work on teaching him again. But he's going to honduras for three weeks, so we'll have to wait for that.
I think I told you about the family we found last tuesday, the Rivera family. We taught them again this week, and it went pretty good. the mom had read in the book of mormon and prayed about it, but she told us that she hadn't recieved an answer telling her if it is true or not yet. We're kind of wondering if they're going to be willing to give up the church that they are at. When we invited them to come to church they told us that when they began going to the churhc that they are at now that they were anointed and promised that they would stay at that church and not go to any other church. But Elder Lake asked them that if they found out if our church was the only true church if they would join it. that sentence doesn't make sence, we'll try it in spanish. El les pregunto si ellos llegaran a saber que nuestra iglesia es la unica iglesa si se juntarian con nuestra iglesia. and they said that they would. so we'll see how it goes.

So I told you that me and elder Lake have been speaking just spanish together, and we are still doing it. We've gone two weeks now. I feel like I've gotten a lot better at spanish these last few weeks. I could speek just fine about the gospel, or teach lessons, but I talked a little bit slower whenever I tried to carry on a normal daily conversation (I could do it but I had to think), but now it's starting to come a lot more smothley.

This last week we also got up with a potential that we contacted about a week and a half ago. it was origionally the daughter that we first contacted, but the parents were there and listened when we taught them. it was a really good lesson. the parents didn't quite understand everything, but the daughter seemed to absorb everything, and give some really good answers.
In our mission since near the beginning of our mission, pres. Coterral has always encouraged us to try to extend a baptismal invitation in the first lesson. it always requires an extra effort to get that invitation out, but recently he's been hinting on us extending invitations to be baptized in the contact. Me and elder Lake decided to give that a try and we ended up inviting 16 people to be baptized this week (where we normally only invite about 5-7) but we saw a lot of good things come of it. it was amazing seeing the number of people that actually said yes, and that have already started to fulfill commitments.

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