Monday, October 12, 2015

Beginning to See Results

Hello My Wonderful Family and Friends!!!

Well, I can´t really think of anything super crazy or new that happened this week.  But now that I think about it, this week was pretty miraculous.

WORK FOR SUCCESS
My area of Ajusco is kind of hard in a few ways.  My Zone of Tlalpan has had less baptisms than any other zone in the mission recently.  And in our Zone Conference this week, the Zone Leader pointed out the area of Ajusco is one of the hardest areas in the zone.  
So, you could say that my area is one of the hardest in the mission.  Since I arrived here, there has been some disappointment or unexcitement from the other missionaries here, almost as if they feel like this area is like a lost hope.  But I arrived and made the personal commitment to try and change that.  When I received my new companion two weeks ago, I decided this was the time to change it all.  And we worked a lot.  We contacted as much as we felt we could in the street and we tried to search out all the old references that our area has received in the last year.  At the end of the week, our work didn't show much of a difference.  But this week, we found and taught three new investigators and were able to put two baptismal dates!  My first baptismal dates in this area! :D
Surely, this doesn't mean that we have two baptisms or that it was all because of our work (in fact, it's all the Lord's work).  There's still a lot of work ahead, but I have faith that this week can be the beginning of new things here in Ajusco.  :)

MY NEW COMPANION
My companion and I are getting along Super well!  Elder Mayoral is Awesome!  He is willing to work hard and wants to be a great, obedient missionary! Although I'm supposed to be teaching him as his trainer, he is teaching me a ton!  The way it should be, I guess.  The trainer is trained as much as his trainee.  :D

I love y├íll!  Have a Wonderful Week!!!

Sincerely,

Elder Jarrett