Thankfully there have been many prayers going his way, and he actually wants to be baptized sooner, on the 7th! So we are going to be working hard with him to get him prepared for that baptismal date! He is such a sincere person, he doesn't know too much about religious things, or about Jesus Christ, but he admits that and says that that's why he wants us to keep meeting with him. He also has strongly felt the desire to be baptized and keeps telling us about new things that happen that make him feel more and more that he needs to get baptized! For example we talked about Patriarchal Blessings in Priesthood and when it was mentioned that you have to be a member of the Church to receive one it apparently really struck him as yet another reason to become baptized! We are so super excited for him and super grateful for these miracles we've seen with meeting and teaching Marcos!
On the downside though, our other investigator with a baptismal date for December 7th, Lupe, is probably not going to make it on that date. We haven't been able to contact him lately beyond short conversations on the phone or on the porch when we can catch him. We still keep high hopes for him and keep trying, but it's always a little disappointing when an investigator doesn't make a baptismal date.
But we did get to teach the 4 kids this week. We read the first 12 verses of the Book of Mormon and helped them understand what was going on. They really are great kids that really like learning and have lots of desires to do what we ask them to do and come closer to Jesus Christ. As kids they seem to "get it" so much better than most adults do. We are looking forward to continue teaching them.
We had a great Thanksgiving as well. We woke up and exersized like normal, and then at 8 we went to a Turkey Bowl. We were allowed to play an 1-1/2 which ended up being just about all that I wanted to play!! :) Then we went back home, got cleaned up, showered, ready and then went to a member's home for a Thanksgiving lunch. After staying there for a while we were able to go to Chon's house for a Thanksgiving dinner. And then, after filling every crack in my stomach, we went to another member's house who invited all the missionaries over that didn't have anybody else to go to. We played games and socialized with the members and each other until the end of the night. It was a long, but fun day! :)
I think that's most of the news and major occurrences for this week. I'm so grateful for all your prayers, I can really feel their power here with me. I'd like to say a quick Happy Birthday to Morgan (sorry it's a little late...) and to Brendan (and this one's a little early). I miss you a lot Morgan and Brendan, and hope that y'all are both doing well and doing good. Stay in school, be nice, read the Book of Mormon everyday, and remember that you're children of God. :)