So a lot has happened this week. We finished of this transfer with a baptism, and with it we ended our companionship. This week's story will start off chronologically:
Oscar (a member and husband of investigator Thalia) is a pretty good mechanic. He knows just about everything there is to know about cars. He took a classic Mustang, took out the engine, and cut a big ol' hole in the hood. Then he took a V10 engine out of a pick-up truck and somehow rigged it up to his car. On top of that, he attached a supercharger to the engine. It's crazy! The hole engine pops out about 1.5-2 feet about the hood of the car. After a few more modifications, he named it "The Sustang" for super-mustang. It's crazy fast, crazy powerful, and crazy loud. We were walking to his house one day for an appointment, and he found us on the street, picked us up, and gave us a ride to his house to teach Thalia. It felt like a rollercoaster ride. One of these days I'll take a picture with it. Maybe this week.
I finally have orthotics! I can walk without pain. It just takes a little getting used to, as the part of my foot in the arc has never touched the ground before as they are doing now. They should last about 3 months, considering how much we walk. As for my shoes, I had to throw them away (obviously). I bought some Flexis and now I'm walking without problems.
Next: A man contacted us recently on the street, and told us he has a big problem with alcohol and wants to change. We have taught him 2 lessons of the Plan of Salvation, and he is really interested. His name is Antonio, and we're hoping to set a baptismal date with him in the next lesson.
Francisco got baptized! And Juan is still really firm in the faith. He bore his testimony at the baptism of Francisco, and said he knows the church is true. It feels good knowing that we're now reaping the fruits of our labors.
Lately, we have been working with a less active family, Familia Limones. They haven't gone to church in about 6 months, so we have been visiting them and challenged them to share the gospel with somebody. We had 2 extremely powerful experiences with them, and Rosio (the 25 year old daughter of Hermana Limones) cried both times. They are both extremely sensitive to the spirit and we love them so much. Then, this Sunday, they both went to church! It was awesome. We're going to continue helping them and supporting them.
Well, Elder Lopez and I have transfers. I have been assigned to stay here in Guadalupe (Durango, Durango, Mexico) while Elder Lopez has been assigned to go back to Torreón. We're gonna have a Trio here in Guadalupe. Elder Condel has already arrived and we're gonna pick up our other companion in half an hour. It's gonna be interesting. I don't know how we're all gonna fit in our tiny apartment home. I guess we'll see. I'm guessing President Flores wanted both of these Elders here as companions, but since they don't know the area he wants me here to help them got to know it. That's just my stipulation, nothing more. But if that's so, it's probable that I'm gonna leave this area next transfer (6 weeks).
So that's the news for this week. We'll see what success brings us this coming week, eh? Until then, tata for now!
Elder Tyler Riggs