Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 24, 2014

Dear Family,

I'll begin by starting off with the biggest highlight of our week. We taught Xochil again this week. Its pronounced like Sochi like the Olympics. Its kind of a uniquie name. Anyways, we taught her the Gospel of Jesus Christ this week and really emphasized baptism. The spirit was there and super strong and she committed to be baptized and accepted a date of April 19th. The fellowshipper that we've been bringing to lessons has been doing a great job fellowshipping her. Its hard to be successful as a missionary if the members and missionaries aren't working together. But we're really exciting for her. Xochil is someone I street contacted close to 3 months ago. She then told us later that she felt an at peace feeling when she was talking to us on the street and she felt that that was something she was suppose to do. Our only problem has been getting her to church. We're planning on having our next lesson with her at the church and giving her a chapel tour so she will feel more comfortable coming on Sundays. The Lord has definitely played a role in her progression. 

We met with Frankie a couple of times this week and we were able to further talk about his living situation. He said he talked about it with his girlfriend and he told us that within the next month they would live in separate apartments until they're able to get married. We'll have to push his baptism back a little but I'm really proud of him for having that faith and trust and doing this in order to enter into the waters of baptism. Frankie even came to an Elders quorum activity we had this week and everyone was great to him and really welcomed him in. 

Do you guys remember Elio? When I got in this area I taught him for about 6 weeks and he basicaly came to church every week. He would come play basketball with us on p-days. Anyways he's just an awesome kid. He had an unfortunate thing happen where he was sent to jail and we lost contact for awhile. Well he messaged me on facebook last night and apologized not for getting back to me and explained what happen. He's now living in a different area and going to a different ward. He told me he's getting baptized this Saturday and would like for me to come!! I'm super excited for him and he has really come a long ways to get here. The place where he will be getting baptized is actually really close to where i'm serving(within biking distance) but  I might not be able to go because its just outside the mission so we'll see what happens. 

Thats all for this week. Have a great week! Love you guys. 

-Elder Rosenbaum

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