Sunday, June 10, 2012

Trials & Blessings

The week started off way sucky... I mean way sucky. with so much work to have a baptism an old ignorant lady of our ward, who told us about how she was going to tell Consuelo... our convert... that she can’t wear pants (woman suit pants to church). We talked about how it is a tradition and that she will change with time but it’s not even like the biggest deal to go in a woman suit.
Anyway in tears she received us in her house telling us that she thanks us for our visit but she can’t go back to church cause she doesn’t have a skirt and that that old lady told her "don’t come back here until you have a skirt to put on" She went home crying that day because as a pretty much single mom she is saving to pay for her daughters schooling and their clothes and doesn’t have the means to buy a skirt now. We thought after about the story of Nephi and Laban "it is better that one ignorant lady perish than a whole ward... “You get the story hehe. Yeah it was way sucky but we were able to talk it out and she said everything was going to be ok. She didn’t go to church for the first time in a long time... and were doing all the work to get everything back to good. It’s just hard at times... when it’s not with the investigators it’s with the members. But everything’s going to be alright and we ended the week with a great spiritual experience. It was so spiritual and after the lesson we had with a once "completely against" daughter of my companions convert let us talk with her daughter who has 8 years... The daughter was way exited to have permission to be baptized. We said that to talk with her we need her mom Carolina to be there and she agreed. Secretly her mom is going to be baptized on the 23rd as well... we’ll see how it goes. It was so cute to see her daughter teach her how to pray. There has been a great change in her and we have the biggest of hopes.
An area seventy is coming to visit and that about wraps everything up. Love you all I’m loving that my companion and I are getting a lot more spiritual and still have a great relationship.     Elder Rhodes

Prior to his Mission, Shaun worked at Blendtec so when he went into this restaurant in Mexico, he just had to get his photo of it!  He might have made this very blender!

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