Monday, June 30, 2014

First Week in Lugo

Hey Family!!
Everything is going great up here in Lugo. The temperature is definantly wwaaayyy better than Madrid. That's for sure, it's like 60 degrees right now. But there is a ton of rain!
We have some pretty solid investigators up here right now. There is one whose name is Margarita. She is Colombian and super cool. She came to the church a couple weeks ago looking for someone to teach her about the Bible and now wants to get baptized. We just don't know a date yet cuz she wants her sons to be here so shes planning that out. She's super cool though, already a member of the branch basically. She planned a branch activity for this Friday. Soo we're excited for that.
Then we have another, her name is Angie. She's 19 and from Colombia also. She's super solid, accepts everything but her mom is super Catholic and so her mom won't let her go to church. Even though she is 19 the mom says as long as she lives in that house she can't go to our church. super lame. We are trying to set up an appointment with the mom so we can just talk to her. We hope all goes well.
We met a really cool person named Jaqulyn this week. On Wednesday, we decided to pass by one more house before going in and she was there and invited us in. Her son was there but didn't want anything really. Anyways we taught the first lesson and explained a little more about the Book of Mormon because she already had one but she hadn't even opened it. She told us after that she then understood the importance of the book and that she would read. We are going by there tonight so hopefully she read. We are going to try and set a baptismal date. I'm excited.
We are working with a ton of less actives right now. The attendance this week was 22 so we really need to retain the people we have so were working with them and it's good cuz some came to church. It doesn't help that our branch mission leader got offended and doesn't want to come to church.
We had some pretty funny lessons with the less actives this week though. Last night we went and visited a lady named Esther she lives on the way outside of town in a super run down house and has about 15 cats!! They were every where!! Then we visited another member the day before and he is a huge Venezuelan dude that speaks Spanish super quick so my comp has a really hard time understanding him. So I basically have to answer for my comp. The man asked if my comp liked the dessert he made and I told him no, jokingly, so he goes along with it and starts asking my comp all these questions and he just doesn't know what's going on. We got a good laugh out of it.
We spend a lot of time in the street contacting and not many people want to listen to us. Even though people are baptized Catholic, they are all athiest and don't want anything to do with God. So it's a bit tough but we still keep going strong and we will find the people that are ready.
Love you all and hope you have a great week!!
-Elder Stevenson

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