September 2009 - September 2011

The Journey from Beginning to End

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Week #77: March March March Marching Marching Marching Truth is Marching Truth is Marching Truth is Marching FORWARD!

OK, well, let's just put it this way. Hard week. Rain. Sun. Carnaval. You got that right. It's that time of year again. The Brazilian Mardi Gra (spelling?) for 2011 that basically is a giant Beer Fest. So our teaching pool just lost some of it's potential growth. It´s really a challenge to find new investigators when they are all drunk. Yesterday for example, we were leaving lunch and there was a huge party that blocked off a few roads. Everybody was drinking and dancing and it basically stayed like that for the rest of the day. We took refuge a little early and read some Liahonas and whatnot.

So we have our golden investigator, B., who had a baptismal date for last week, but she was always saying, "Oh, I´m not ready, I don't know." She had read the entire Gospel Doctrine manual, is reading the Book of Mormon, received an answer, etc. We had her go to the interview just to help her see that she is really more ready than she is. She has the interview and was marked for a second interview with the Stake President on this Sunday. After the second interview, the Stake President calls us in and tells us how she says she doesn´t feel ready because of a boyfriend she has been dating for the last 8 years. WHAT? She never said anything about that to us! So, on Monday we went and gave an inspired lesson on the Law of Chastity and she was actually doing a lot better. She said she was ready, but she just had to go to her boyfriend still and say, "hey, either you marry me, or we are done." So that´s the way we left it with her. We are giving her a few days and we will go see what her response will be tomorrow. Pray4Us.

Next Wednesday I will have 1 Year and 6 Months on the mission, but, as mom so wonderfully mentioned in her email to me, I have less than 6 months till I get home.

List of Things to do when I get home before Christmas:

1-Doctor Appointment

2-Dentist Appointment (Actually 1 & 2 are the same priority)

3-Backpacking trip - Blake, Me, Sam - Blake needs to find a super awesome location

Still in the makings for this list...


Have an awesome week! Love yáll!

-Elder Tenney