This has been a great week and has been lots of good work. I did not get transferred, and neither did Elder Jones, but we got a new companion, Elder Borilla!! So we are in a 3some. That's my first time since the MTC. It's been fun and wasn't as hard to adjust to as I thought it would be. So far so good. Not too many people showed up to the baptism because of a stake activity but people still came and it was a powerful baptism.
We are currently teaching 4 Generations of a family, the Duque family. We are teaching the 92 year old grandma, her 70 year old son, his 34 year old daughter, and her 13 year old son. That's a great example of a typical Filipino family. They really love to stick together with their families. The idea of moving away is pretty weird for them, they usually always come back at some point.
Ian Bueno has been great to teach, he is really searching for the truth and is very willing to commit to baptism, read, attend church, and pray. We can work with that.
Brother Ferrer has not smoked for 5 days now!! He can totally do it!! He's so so so so so close!! We fasted with him yesterday to help give him an extra push. He's the part member family that we have giving mentos to help him stop smoking. We will be having a family night over at their house later tonight. Should be great!
I know that Heavenly Father has a perfect plan for all his children. Even those who doesn't know that He does.
This little guy has been awesome!! But his mom was less active when she lived in Dubai but has come back and we were able to baptize her son. We are teaching her husband Ian who is SUPER progressive and will be baptized on the 28 of this May. The Lord is really picking up the work here!! The Lord is really bringing forth a marvelous work here.
Elder Jones and I have the same first name. . .
Welcome to Santa Cruz...