This has been a pretty darn good week. Although we haven't had any
real "adventures" like last week we had a good week for teaching. We
taught the parents to a family, the Batrez family, an object lesson
about the "steps" of the Gospel that are the path to get back to God's
presence and we set a baptismal date with them!! They still have some
concerns about it, but they have been praying about it and said if
they got an answer they would follow that and be baptized.
We also taught a lot of lessons to less-actives, we taught the Mendoza
family, the Rivera family, who came to church, and others that were
people we just ran into going out and about. We even met a less-active
member that had wanted to go to church, but didn't know where the
church building in Clearlake is at. We gave her the address and the
number of a member that lives nearby that she could get a ride with.
Unfortunately her health is such that she probably wasn't feeling able
to come and she wasn't there, but it was cool to be able to meet her.
The English missionaries also had a baptism this week! It was really
good, it was the daughter of one of the members who has joint custody
and so his daughter is only here sometimes, but she really wanted to
be baptized while she was here and so she did it! And something funny
that happened that kind-of gives a good picture of how the ward is
here is that the Sisters of Middletown shared the Missionary Moment
and shared the "Reclaimed" video. The Elders Quorum President was
there and sat next to me. He really liked the video, but I guess we
didn't realize the full scope of how much he liked it until we were at
his house for dinner later and probably the first thing he said when
we walked in was, "Man, that video was B****ing!" Just goes to show
what the Highlands Ward is made of!
I love y'all and hope this week goes well!