Congrats to Sarah and Trevor that baby Pete is here!! I hope that his lungs strengthen right up! He'll be a big boy by the time I meet him!
It was a good week with some challenges!
We had a great lesson with Maria Ortega. We read 3 Nephi 18 with her and helped her understand the importance of the sacrament. We invited her to be baptized June 28th. She said she would if she received her answer at church. She told us that she didn't have work so there was no reason why she wouldn't be able to come. We stopped by quite a few times throughout the week to make sure she could still come. Maria didn't come to church. We will be having our "dropping" lesson with her this week :( It’s a big bummer because we have been teaching her forever and she really has the desire she is just choosing not to act. BUT, I know that one day she will act on her faith and choose to accept the gospel. Maybe not be while I am in Oregon but I know the Lord is preparing her right now.
The other slam….We also read 3 Nephi 18 with Nazario and Socorro. We feel that Socorro comes to church every week just because….no real intent. So we wanted to focus on why we even go to church. It went pretty well and then we invited her to be baptized and she said no….and that she doesn’t want to. So we invited her to pray about it. She told us that if she wants to know if she needs to get baptized she will pray about it.....She didn't come to church but she came to a baptism Sunday evening. And the miracle is their daughter Anna came! Anna runs track at college but she moved back for the summer. She is a super nice girl and we are praying that there is potential there.
With all that said and done we did receive 20 referrals this week. That was huge blessing. People are willing to give you referrals, it’s just important to actually ask! Some of them weren't interested but others were. It’s a little hectic right now because we have a list of about 30 potentials. It’s difficult to see that many people frequently so we are working on narrowing them down to the people that are most prepared. Maria and Socorro have been our main investigators so we are praying for investigators that are willing to act!
This last week we were hitting the 95's...and for some strange reason Oregonians don't believe in AC. I would be lying if I said I haven't stuck my head in the freezer a few times...haha! It's super hot but still green as ever! It's super different serving with someone that is a new missionary. But it is awesome. I hope that I am helping her become the best missionary she can be. Hermana Bunderson has a great desire to work hard! I am sooo grateful that she has a desire to be obedient as well.
Well folks I hope you have a great week! And have a great first week of summer! I think school just got out..? right? haha beats me.
Well love you all!
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