Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Week #2 in Piamonte

Week #43
Hey everyone!
This week went well! although our numbers for the week werent the best, I feel good with the work we did. We set a goal as a companionship to have 5 baptisms in November. I have meditated a lot on that, and that I am really comitting myself to work hard and find those people. We have been working hard, talking to a lot of people in the street, but the appointments we have had with them have fallen through, so that has been a bummer. 
So we were having a lesson with a less active member who wanted to keep giving us excuses for why she cant come to church. She doesnt work in the week, and was trying to tell us that she can ONLY work on sundays. We tried explaining to her that if she put God first, meeting her financial needs would be a lot easier, but she just didnt get it. Its tough when people dont understand. 
We also have been looking for an apartment this week like mad men. We have looked at a lot of apartments, but almost none have been appropriate to house missionaries. A lot of them are shared with other rooms and families, are in sketchy neighborhoods, or simply lack space. Our zone leaders told us we needed to look for a new place to live, because we arent supposed to live 4 Elders in a house. 
We had a specialized training with President Lozano on Wednesday, where he taught us about following up on comittments, and how to teach the plan of salvaiton better. I really have liked the last training meetings we have had, they have been really focused and I feel like I am learning a lot. 
So on Thursday morning we got up early(4am) to drop Elder Johnson off at the airport. And we went later to pick up Elder Neilson, who is now living with us. He goes home tomorrow at midnight, so we probably will go to the airport again to drop him off. Well see if we go, or someone else will take them, but weve spent quite a bit of time in taxis. The airport isnt exactly close. 
Thats just about all that has happened this week. Just a normal working week, but Im very happy. 
I know that the gospel blesses our lives. I know that when we decide to follow Christ and keep his commandments, things get easier. I love being a missionary. Its the best thing I could be doing. Sé que vive Jesucrosto, y que por medio de El he podido volver a ser limpio y disfrutar mi vida aún más.
Thanks for reading!
Elder Beck

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