Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Getting Better!

Ok, to start.  Yes I did receive Grandmas valentines’ package.  I thought I told you a month or a month and a half ago, but I’m not sure, I just keep forgetting or running out of time and when I do remember to reply it is late.   I also received your letter Dad, but the same problem has been occurring, no time slash memory problems.  It's good to hear that the vacation went well and that everyone is doing great.  Also "Congratulations on your diploma mark Sarah!! 93% is freakin amazing!!" anyways yeah, good to hear that you had a good time in Vegas.
 This week has been pretty good, just a bit of an adjustment period going from Elder Lopez to Elder Fotu.  He's a pretty hard worker, although I've had to push a little bit.  It's not that he slacks off he just hasn't had many great companions to help him in that regard, but he's pretty good and I like him.  His Spanish isn't perfect yet, which is great for me because I needed a companion to work with who could help me better my Spanish and this will be an opportunity for me to stretch.  I feel pretty comfortable with the language now, but I know I have a long ways to go.  My comprehension has gone way up and another thing that helps me is Elder Fotu is a quieter guy which forces me to talk more.  So my Spanish should see some great improvement this cycle.  I don’t remember if I told you last week, but He's 6' 6" which makes it kinda hard for us to contact the Spanish people here.  They all seem to be afraid of us and when they see us, across the street they go.  Oh well, what can we do?
 Yeah, I got to watch all five sessions of conference, but I'm excited to get the Liahona, so that I can read them in Spanish and actually learn more.  I watched a lot of it in Spanish because I wanted to practice and also one of our investigators was there as well.  Yes I'm still driving and am excited to hopefully be getting a 2011 Toyota soon because I'm driving the oldest car in the mission. 
 Anyways, enough with that stuff.  Our investigators are going pretty good, Nube really enjoyed the session of conference that she went to and our other investigators are doing pretty great too.  I don’t know when your next fast Sunday is, but if it is this coming week, I would like to ask if you could fast for Sarah's Husband Marcelo.  Sarah is one of our investigators, and she's really awesome, but her husband is keeping her from getting baptized, not that he won’t let her, but she doesn’t want to make this step in her life without him.  The hard part is that he doesn’t even really want to sit and listen to us.  I think the main reasons that they just joined a new church and he's happy with it more or less.  Our last investigator is Jimmy, he's the husband of a member and they have decided that they want to get sealed in the temple, so he's taking the necessary steps to prepare for baptism.  He's more or less ready, but he just wants us to answer some of his questions.  We're hoping he'll feel ready enough by the end of this month, although, it would be best if it was by the end of this week :)
 On the other hand, my scripture reading has been pretty good, I just finished Mosiah this morning and one thing that I thought was kinda cool, was that the early church in our times was a lot like the early church in Alma's times.  The members were being persecuted, but Alma told them not to fight back, although it does say that there were some brawls.  But yeah, both the early church in these times and in their times received lots of persecution.

Once again, it is time for me to be going.  I just want to finish by saying that I love you all and look forward to next Wednesday. 
Elder Dilling