Cochabamba, Bolivia Temple

Cochabamba, Bolivia Temple

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


This week was much more tranquilo (quiet) than this last week, and we had a bit more success and work to do. We even had the oportunity to baptize someone this Saturday, but more about that later. Also, a joven (youth) received his mission call this week, and will be going to Santiago Chile, starting some time in August if I remember correctly. How wonderful!
Anyway, after being locked up in the house for much of the previous week, my other 2 companions were a bit anxious to leave and preach the gospel, so we did, inspite of the bruised and slightly swollen ankle. Of course we had to take it a little slow for the first part of the week, but it's fine. The problem is that we have to manage 2 large areas that took all the work of 2 companionships with only 1. I was told that a new companion is coming 'pronto,' but the next cambios are only 4ish weeks away. Who knows.
So, about the baptism that happened. A young woman of our ward, that is active and attends activities, never showed up as a member in the system; se perdió su ficha (her file was lost). As such, the only option was to rebaptize her and make better registros (records). Unfortunately, it seems that this isn't as rare as one would hope around here, as several people have told me about stories of people being rebaptized. So, to really make sure she's a member, I had the priviledge of baptizing her for the second time this past Saturday. Ojalá no se piedra esta vez su ficha (Hopefully they won't loose her record this time).
Sunday we had a really good turnout of investigators in Church. The better news is that they all enjoyed it and want to return again. The family that we're helping get married (Montaño) is also still very motivated and excited to learn and progress. In the afternoon Sunday we went to a training session with some ward leaders to help improve some meetings to help the missionary efforts move along, which was good.
The weather has continued being crazy this week, with everyday except martes y miércoles (Tuesday and Wednesday) being hot. The good news is that it didn't rain at all, so we don't have to worry about mud and boots just yet.
With love,
Elder Yates
****There is an amazing family in Santa Cruz that has consistently posted pictures of Elder Yates on Facebook for me. Here are a few pictures Hermano Linares posted from Stake Conference this week.***
Hermano Linares with Elder Yates

Elder Yates with a previous companion, Elder Moreno

Hermano Linares, Elder Taylor and Elder Yates

No comments:

Post a Comment