Wooooow this was a long week!!
Pictures!! Starting top left: My District in Ensenada, Tostilocos (so good! made with raw pig skins chopped up), The baptism of Iv**!, Elder Winsor and I on a dock next to the ocean, Elder Winsor’s birthday cake with good friends.
We’re struggling right now as a mission. Normally we baptize about 300 new members each month. This month, we’re on pace for about 50, so we’ve been working hard, really focusing on what we can do to improve. Elder Winsor and I were challenged by our Leaders to lead by example in baptisms, and firmly reminded that we weren’t doing as well as we can. AHH, it was rough!
The work has been a little harder here in Ensenada. We have been finding and teaching a lot of people every week but we struggle in getting them to progress. On the bright side, Iv** came and worked with us teaching all day Friday and it was soooo sweeeeet!!! We were really focused on building up his testimony and getting him phsyched to go on a mission. He came with us and shared his testimony in the discussions and spoke about how much he really has been loving the church. On Sunday, he got ordained to be a Priest! Pretty soon he should be blessing the sacrament! Ha ha, and all the girls are diggin him in the ward so I think he found a girlfriend which we have thought is good for getting him to go, but if something happens…. Bad news… SO we need to work on that. He is great!
It’s been really hot here, hotter than in years past, it was like 80-85 parts of the week. I got my tan rolling again, hahaha!
It was Elder Winsors’ birthday yesterday!! We knocked doors all week inviting people to his party Sunday morning at 9 am but not too many showed up… hahaha!!
The District is doing well! I’m going to get to do some baptism interviews this week which should be great! That has been one of my favorite things about being a District Leader is being able to do the interviews and really help the work here in Ensenada. I love the work and pray that we can find more people!!!
I love you guys tons! Hope you are enjoying life! LES amo y Les extañno!!!