Jan. 21, 2013
Friends and Family,
|Baptism of Nora Mayorga|
This leaves us in a dry spot in our teaching now, for we have no one on date to be baptized. There are so many people but none of them will accept the invitation to be baptized. We believed that Elder Lish, waiting for his visa to Spain, was with us just to baptize Nora. The day of her baptism, he got a call saying that his visa came, and he'll be shipped out on Thursday. We're going to miss him, he was a great influence and Spain will love him.
Our dinner last night gave sort of a "going away" party for Elder Lish. They gave us half a loaf of french bread with meat inside. They then dunk it in salsa, and then dunk it in Tree Pepper sauce. It's Hot. Very hot. We're all had active tear glands, and burning intestines. It was great! Elder Maughan would have loved the challenge. We then had non-alcoholic margaritas; they were a nice reprieve after hot pepper sandwich trials.
Transfers are on Wednesday, we'll see if I get a new companion, but I think Elder Allen and I are staying in this area. Our 90 year old landlady sister Burbank might sell her house soon, so we might have to look for a house to stay in soon. I'll be disappointed if we have to leave, we love serving Sister Burbank every morning, and she tells us things as if she's our mother, which reminds us that we're not the bosses of anyone, and there is still a little child in us still.
I hope everyone stays strong
in their reading, praying and going to church. It's too easy to slip off the
cliff in today's world. I would recommend everyone read the 4 lessons in Preach
My Gospel that the missionaries teach. Sometimes we think we know the basics
better than we do, and the better we know the lessons the better we can share
our beliefs with our friends!
|Sister Burbank, our 90 year old landlady|
Bring forth fruit meet for repentance, and repent every week with the Sacrament!