The truth is, we had a pretty awesome week! It was a short week because of transfers and I had to make a quick trip to Mendoza for a meeting with President, but we made it a fun and productive week.
The best part about San Luis is that the weather is a lot nicer than the other providences in the mission. Our surroundings in San Luis are filled with a lot of green trees, mountains, and green grass. The weather is a lot more humid but there is always a nice wind that comes down from the mountains to cool us off. The people in San Luis are amazing as well. I love talking to people on the street because they are so friendly and love to talk with us too.
Perhaps the most promising investigator we have right now is Juan. He is about 55-years old and lives alone. Actually, Juan is a former investigator from about three years ago. He is very receptive and told us that he has received a witness of the restored Gospel. I love teaching Juan because he keeps the lessons, as well as all of the principles we teach him, so simple. We taught him some of the commandments and standards we have in our church and he accepted every single one of them without a problem. What’s actually kind of funny is that we’re trying to find his “need” but he accepts and understands everything we such ease that he doesn’t seem to have a “need.” On Sunday, while he was at church with us, we tried to help Juan feel as comfortable as possible and fortunately, we had a lot of members present to help him feel accepted and loved. Juan is on date to be baptized next Saturday so we are very excited for him!
On Friday I had a meeting with President Panzacchi and some other missionaries to talk about our work and the goals we have as a mission. In the Mendoza mission, the members and the work are increasing a lot. In fact, in the past month, we had more baptisms than any other month in the previous four years. So, we are excited about the progress we are making as a mission.
Late on Saturday night we were on our way back to the pench and we had that “one more” feeling. So, we hit up one of our street contacts and it turned out to be a small miracle. We met up with Miguel and his son, Augustin. They live alone and without hesitating, they let us into their home. Basically, Miguel told us that he wants the best for his son and he feels like we can help him with this task. We explained our purpose as missionaries, then bounced to get back to our pench on time. The next morning was Sunday and as I was sitting in Sacrament meeting, I saw them roll in to the chapel. It was the coolest sight! Legit, we met them at 9:30 on Saturday night and then, twelve hours later, they were in the chapel with us. There are good things in store for Miguel and Augustin!
Sunday was “Missionary Work Sunday” and each of the missionaries spoke in Sacrament meeting. We also sang a special musical number and it was pretty awesome. The ward as about 100 people who attend each week, so that’s pretty fun. As well, we serve with a pair of Hermanas so that makes for a fun time when we’re together. So far, the ward has received us really well and they were quick to fill up our lunch calendar. That is most important! Ha ha!