This week honestly was an awesome week. We had a lot of success in finding new investigadors, teaching lessons, and even having investigadores attend Sacrament meeting too. We found some investigadores about 2 weeks ago named Javier and Paloma. They accepted a bautismal date in the first visit and then attended church the next day as well. Well the week after they didn't come to church. This week we went to their house with the Primary President, Hermana Vero. Paloma is 9 years old and is just a really sweet girl, Hermana Vero really helped her feel comfortable in expressing her feelings and inviting her to Primary. It was awesome. Honestly Javier said he didn't want to go to church for the 3 hours but he said that he'd go for Paloma... it's chill. Anyways having Hermana Vero share her testimony really helped Javier and Paloma feel the Spirit and want to go to church.
Later in the week we passed by with a member named Sergio. We entered and one of their friends was there named José Luís and Javier invited him to listen as well... he didn't look interested but we pressured him into staying so he did. We were planning to teach L2, the Plan of Salvation... but when we checked to see if they had prayed about our message they said no. Well we decided to teach about prayer and had one of the most spiritual lessons of my life. I even cried like a sad boar that is stuck in the Atlantic ocean... okay so I actually didn't cry at all... I don't think boars cry or if they even get sad... and I don't believe that there would be a boar in the Atlantic Ocean... it's way too cold for their piggish like bodies. Anyways it was a super spiritual lesson. I was prompted to invite everyone there to say a prayer... we all took turns (the six of us) and each offered a prayer. José Luís said a prayer with all of his heart. The Spirit was super strong. After we prayed we invited José Luís to be baptized without even teaching him about baptism... with the Spirit being there super strong he said yes and accepted a bautismal date and then attended church the next day. He attended church with his dog off the street named Alejandrita but the important thing is he attended church and we ended up counting the dog as an investigator in the Reunión Sacramental (no se crean) [Sacrament meeting (don't you believe it)]. So that was pretty awesome experience and Paloma ended up staying the 3 hours while José Luís and Javier only stayed for 2 hours.
We also had a super sad experience this week as well. We have had a couple of investigadores named Hermana Sara and Hermano Reymundo that have been investigading the church since my first week that I arrived here in Libertad... they have attended church like 6 times and have received a testimony that this message is true and that the Book of Mormon is true. This week we passed by there house and told me that they are going to stick to their Catholic beliefs and that they aren't going to be going to church or listening to our message anymore. I have worked my butt off to help them come unto Christ and to help them make this first covenant with the Lord by being baptized for about 4 months now. I even had to eat a whole bunch of food that I didn't enjoy (menudo for example) and then they have decided not to accept this message. Pretty much they are afraid of what their family is going to say. It's hard to see them take the wrong decision but hey... there's more people out there to save.
It's hard when we give so many people an opportunity to hear this message, and to feel the Spirit it brings, but they still reject it... it's sad. But the few people that I do help start their journey, through the waters of baptism, makes all this time and effort worth it :)