I will start with the low because I am saving the best for last. I am not sure if you guys remember the old couple we were teaching, the ones who were 7th Day Adventist. Well, we went over on Saturday to remind them of our Christmas and the wife ended up dropping us. She was crying the whole time. I was a bit confused because 1. I still have a hard time understanding Puerto Ricans and 2. she was crying while dropping us. The reason for doing so was because her husband wasn't the bit least interested and she was. Like realllyyy interested. She said she felt the Spirit so strong with us, but because of her husband and her vacation coming up she thought it would be best to let us off now. It broke my heart. She was so close, but unfortunately it is neither her husband's or her time to accept our message yet, but don't worry we aren't giving up on them, especially her. She invited us to come back after the holidays so I will keep you posted on that.
Now, for the good stuff.
Alejandro, our super cute and old investigator, came to church yesterday. It was a miracle to say the least. We were at the Elder's baptism for this awesome part member family and then headed to Correlation where we received a text from the Hermano who was supposed to pick up Alejandro. He told us that he couldn't because he forgot and was already on his way. NOOOOOO! We were so bummed, but in the middle of sacrament we receive a text from the senior couple saying they are picking him up and that he is on his way with them. He loved every minute of it and we are teaching him 3 times a week now and he is really progressing. We had to change the baptismal date so it is now in January. 2014 is going to be such a great year, bring it on.
Christmas is in t-minus 9 days. Is this real life? I only get 40 minutes for both families, so 20 and 20 and I am not sure on the details yet of what time and what not, but I will let you know for sure next Monday.
So this transfer I have a goal to read the whole New Testament and I was reading in Luke this week and came across one of my new favorite scriptures-- Luke 9:62. "... No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." This scripture just really hit home for me, especially while serving a mission because there are so many things that could make missionaries "look back". School, friends, family, music (Mo-Tab is good too I guess), etc., but as missionary I can't dwell on old things. I am already out here serving and there is no way I am going back. At least not for another 15 months. Ahh! Where is the time going? While in the MTC I heard a devotional of Elder Neal A. Maxwell saying, "you cannot have a house in Zion and a cottage in Babylon." Ya'll should think about that this week in whatever labors you pursue.
Wait, why did I just say ya'll? It must be all these country people I randomly meet daily.
It's also 56 degrees today and I am absolutely loving it! We are going bowling today as a district and I am just praying I get higher than an 85... that would be a miracle itself. I hate bowling, but love the tacky shoes.
Les amo mucho,
Ps. You get to hear me speak spanish next week. Holla! Cameron,you better brush up on your skills.