Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25 update

Elder Kenison celebrated his 20th birthday on January 14. We missed him even more on that day, and hoped he was staying cheerful and knowing of our love! Mom sent him an American cake mix, so he was able to bake himself a cake; we got some photos this week:

In addition, when he went to lunch, he was surprised and happy to celebrate "cumpleanos with famila Gonzalez."

We hope all these treats aren't contributing to his cavities! He told us, "I'm probably the only missionary that flosses everyday. Haha because floss here (for like a little roll) is 4 bucks. Luckily i'm still liven off the floss from the MTC haha." He's still trying to work out all the details to get those four cavities filled.

Meanwhile, he continues to work hard. We asked about his investigators:
well there's Valerie and Fabiola. Haha they came to church yesterday!!!!! Haha it's actually kinda funny. Valerie and Fabiola are sisters. (Valerie is 19 and Fabiola is 15) their mom and dad are both members BUT they have been inactive for OVER 10 years!!! And the mom and the daughters came to church!!! The dad in working in southern chile but will be coming home this week so we'll probably be able to see him soon. :D but yeah that was the top news for this week :D
In addition, Elder Kenison and Elder Alonzo are working with a "member" who was apparently never baptized.
Well... haha i think i talked about this. We found out that a member in our ward was never baptized. So he's not really a member. And... yeah. He's blessed the sacrament and everything. So... my goal is to resolve this whole problem. We talked to President Jones and he said that we need to baptize him ASAP! He has a fetcha now for the 3rd of February. One interesting thing is that he has a certificate from seminary. He graduated from seminary and everything. Haha so when elder Alonzo and I passed by to 'teach' him the lesson of the Restoration. He already knew everything. For example

Us: Yubomir who is Joseph Smith? Do you remember his story.

Yubomir: Joseph Smith was a young boy who wanted to know which of the many churches was true. After studdying he prayed and Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ told him that none of the Churches were true. Through him the Church of Jesus Christ was restored again on the earth. He also with the power of God, Translated a Ancient record into the Book of Mormon... etc... etc...

Haha afterwards elder Alonzo and i both made the comment. ''wow you're one of the smartest investigators i've ever had. Haha''

So that was really interesting. Also i just got a call from the office. Saying that they don't have a record for Yubomir's older sister (Scarlet) or younger Brother (hans)
So i guess my goal is to baptize all of the members. In a way. Kinda frustrating but... yeah.
And then one more potential:
we stopped also by for the Familia Toledo. The mother is also inactive and the Daughter (Carolina) is an investigator (by the way they're the ones who added me on facebook haha.) we had an awesome lesson with them. The mom. (Elizabeth) had a hard relationship with her Husband. So we've been trying to teach her that the scriptures can help. (by reading a couple it's been really cool)
Nice to have eager people to teach! We'll hope and pray for continuing progress with these families.

Finally, one other photo to share of the two missionaries — looks like they were taking a little break on a hot Chilean afternoon.

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