It was a great week in Oregon.
Well there is a rumor going around...A rumor that I am leaving the area...We will be getting transfer calls on Saturday… I guess they think 8 months is long enough for an area. But I am crossing my fingers that is a joke :)
We had an awesome lesson with Marcela again! We taught her the plan of salvation and then passed by a couple other days to see how she was doing and following up. We invited her to be baptized on August 30th. I loved her response. She said that baptism is a really big deal for her because she knows that since Jesus was baptized it must be a big deal. She doesn't want to be baptized if Heavenly Father thinks she is treating it as a game. We invited her to pray about it. She said that if she receives an answer that she needs to, then she will get baptized. She is so awesome! I love seeing how she really is striving to follow the Savior. She wasn't able to come to church so we are really going to work on that with her this week.
Investigator at church: So Sunday morning we stopped by the Avalos to wake them up and tried to help get another less active family up. Well neither of them had showed up when it was 9. We sat down and then...Alfonso showed up and sat next to us. Alfonso is a new investigator from last week. He has a sister that is a member and he really wants to learn more. We weren't able to teach him this week because he has family in town. So it was a big surprise when he showed up! We have an appointment with him on Wednesday.
After church we were driving to contact an old investigator when we saw a girl walking down the street that looked really sad. So, we hurry and pulled over. We met Jisel. She is in high school. She was having a really hard day because her sister left for the army for a year. She goes to an apostolic church but she said that she would love to learn more. She is a very sweet girl. We are looking forward to teaching her on Wednesday.
There is a less active member that has been coming a lot more recently that other elders are visiting. At church I asked him where he is from. He is from Nicaragua! It is the first Nicaraguan I have met my whole mission. We got to talk about Managua for a minute. It made me excited to know that when we go back to Nicaragua I will be able to communicate.
Its crazy how time flies. Hermana Bunderson and I have been together for just about two transfers. She is such an awesome missionary. She really wants to serve the Lord diligently and I am grateful for her great example.
I hope that you all have a great week! And happy birthday to Dad on the 13th!
Love you all!