Friday, May 27, 2016

Weekly Update

Hello everyone,

I apologize again for not responding to everyone last week. I did read the emails, I just didn't have time to reply since I was working. This week has been a bit busy. We've had our fair share of work in our area and as well in the offices. With Presidente Velez's double-calling, the secretaries were asked to help more. We've also had more work in our little tiny section of the Lord's vineyard. Some days in our area, we have almost nothing to do but walk in circles for several hours, but other days we're occupied with lessons. Monday and Tuesday afternoon we had almost no work, but Wednesday afternoon we had several lessons. 

On Wednesday, we taught 3 lessons. The first to Perla and Francia, our solid investigators right now. We talked about the Word of Wisdom, and then we were able to put a new baptism date for May 7th for both of them. 

From there, we went to visit Abraham. He's about 60-some years old, but he's really sincere and honest and wants to learn more. We talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the role that faith plays, and he told us that getting closer to God was something that was missing from his life and that he wanted to have a stronger relationship with Him. So we were like, "Alright, we can get that arranged!" It was a good lesson, but we didn't invite him to get baptized yet because we'd like to see him go to Church this Sunday first. 

The next lesson was a heart-breaker. We visited Tere; I mentioned her a few weeks ago. Her, her husband, and a lot of her family always have health issues. With Tere and her husband both advanced in age, Tere asked us for a blessing of health and comfort. She told us tearfully that she's done going to the hospital and suffering. She talked about how she always feels bad, her husband is losing his memory and can barely walk, but she always prays and she's looking for peace and rest from this life. She told us that she wanted to pass on, so tearfully Elder Garcia and I gave her a blessing so that the Lord would be able to do what He has planned for her. With her health and condition, I don't think she'll make it much longer.

Thusday, we worked in the offices and then we went to the airport to pickup a missionary. I know Culiacan's airport better than any other. Then we went to our ward mission meeting. No one showed up, so we left to go home.

Friday, work in the offices again, lunch which made me sick, then we went to our area. We got a little bit of work done. Almost no one was home in our tiny little area, so we walked around in circles under the sun for the evening.

So yeah, that's been about it. I'll write again next week.

Elder Finkner

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