Monday, January 31, 2011

Jerez de la Frontera Cadiz 01/31/11

The work is doing really well and we've been playing a lot of soccer. I´ll probably get the birthday package you sent on the 17th of February. I will let you know for sure. I´m excited to receive it.

Yes, Raul did get baptized.
Picture of Raul (on the left), he was baptized by his buddy Paco (who practically threw him in the water).

It was the oddest baptism ever. 3 weeks ago, we gave Raul a tour of the church and he asked then to be baptized. We taught him everything in the following weeks. He made time for us to teach him despite his lack of free time due to his demanding job and unpredictable work schedule. He didn´t have a single doubt with any of the commandments. Tithing? we told him the money is used to help people & build new Churches and Temples. The Word of Wisdom? He´s a gymnast and he doesn´t smoke (which is rare). So at the end of the 3 weeks, he was ready and was baptized. We are super happy!!!!This makes number 7 for me!
We had a total of 9 baptisms in our ward in 2 months. Awsome, right? They say Europe is difficult, but, I don´t understand. We´re just seeing so much success.

Our lessons this week were low, but we were super busy!! We spent almost 2 entire days making a super cool presentation board about the Restoration to use on the street and for the Church tours.

We had 2 tours of the church this week. The first tour was with the mayor elect Maria Jose Palallo and her political staff.

Bishop Jesús and President Lopez teaching the Mayor elect, María José Palallo

Political toast with the mayor elect Maria Jose Palallo!!!

and the second tour was with the current mayor of the city and her political staff.
President Lopez teaching the Mayor of the city

The mayor was interested in family history

Hermano Girón teaching about temples

Both tours were pretty good, they liked what they saw and heard. We watched a movie and showed them the different rooms of the church. They liked that we don´t have paid ministry, that we do geneology work and have the missionnary program. We have a couple of people from these political parties that are interested in learning more about the Gospel. One guy knew Utah, because he liked the Utah Jazz (which I thought was cool.)

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