Monday, January 26, 2015

Semana setenta y uno!

Week 71 of 101 (1/19-1/25)
This week was a great learning experience. We had a our fair share of challenges as well as triumphs. One of the highlights of the week was teaching Laura and Manuel, the two children of a less active member that I mentioned last week. They are great. They are learning super quickly and they absolutely love our visits. Laura will run up to us as soon as she sees us and tells us all about her Book Of Mormon reading and Manuel runs up and trys to take our bikes for a joy ride. It is a lot of fun.
We also were teaching a family called the Montejo family, who live out in a small village called Esperanza. They are a bit quiet but we always have fun teaching them. They are super intelligent and answer all of our questions really well. The best part is that they seem to have a sincere desire to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet. They show it by keeping pretty much all of their commitments, which is just fantastic and rare.
This week we also had interviews with President Hintze. It was a great experience to talk to him. He is such a kind, caring person and a great example for the us. We also talked with Sister Hintze, which was also great.
A big bummer, thought, was as we rode back to our area from the interviews, we ran into Anthony, who was suppose to get baptized last week and who we hadn't seen for almost a week. He was standing smoking a cigarette and was just absolutely distraught. He wouldn't tell us why or what was happening. It was so saddening.
On the bright side, Amalia and Adriana, two from the sisters area got baptized. It was a great experience and we brought Manuel and somebody that we had done some service for in the morning before the baptisms came.

Until next week,
Elder Vierkant

Photos: Cahal Pech is a Maya site located near the Town of San Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize.

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