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Monday, May 16, 2011
5.9.11 -- Satelite, Hermosillo
We talked to Brok on Mother's Day. He was receiving a new companion to train the next day and being called to district leader. He still sounded upbeat and confident about it. And, he still remembered some English!
So yeah, I met my new companion today. He´s Elder Rivas, from Mexico City, and he´s 24 years old. Haha, yeah. We´re going to learn together, since I don´t really know anything yet. Also, apparently the First Presidency has a new missionary training program--we´re a part of it. A few details is that we´re going to start having at least 2 hours of companionship study, and we´re going to be together for 2 transfers. The program is so that by the end of the 3 months, the new missionaries will know everything they need to in order to do anything in the mission, whether be senior companion, trainer, district or zone leader, or asistant. I´m going to need to lean on the Lord´s arm a lot more now, since I still know absolutely nothing. This is going to be interesting.
By the way, I´m staying in Satélite. Also, E. Roberts is training as well. E. Cancino went to Obregon.
Also, even though the 2 baptisms we had scheduled this past week didn´t work out (the good news is that we have 3 coming up in this next week), I got to baptize an investigator of the sister missionaries. Good stuff. I don´t know her, but I love the look on people´s faces after being baptized. I asked her, "How do you feel?" She just put her face in her hands and shook her head. She mumbled something through her tears, but I couldn´t understand. Yeah. She was happy.
We found some youth last week, like I said, and we´re woking with the Young Men´s program a lot right now. We took the youth to mutual the past week, where a few of them had the opportunity to talk with the Bishop. Not to be interviewed, just to get to know him. I was at the drinking fountain when one of the youth, a young man, left the Bishop´s office with a "For the Strength of Youth" pamphlet in his hand and suddenly asked me, "What do I need to do to get baptized?" Yeah, I almost spat water everywhere. I didn´t, but almost. Yeah, I feel good for these next few weeks.
The woman who we baptized a month ago is going to talk in Church this next week. Awesome. She is SMART.