Here is what happened this past week!
We had a lesson w/ Baltazar, Hna Flores' first time meeting him! We tried to explain how Christ established his church, it was lost in the apostasy, and restored through Joseph Smith using a visual aid! We have a 6 cups to make a tower: bottom 3 were apostles/prophets, priesthood, and revelation. After those we get: Christ's doctrine, ordinances of salvation. Then the top cup is Christ's church! He kind of seemed to get it, but also kind of not. He has also been super busy w/ work. But he likes his kids BoM! We're trying to help him as best as we can. At the end of his lesson he prayed in his dialect (Kan-jo-bal or something like that). Super cool! Then he taught us how to say Hermana, gracias, etc. in his dialect. Hermana is like: gwan-up. Flores is like: scha-mack. So Hermana Flores' real name is gwan-up scha-mack. Or something like that.
Speaking of names, the ASL elders finally gave me my sign name! So when I came into the zone, I told the elders that you pronounce Schooff like a loaf of bread. So my sign name is doing the same for a loaf of bread w/ one hand making the sign for the letter "s". Pretty cool!
|Ahhh corn <3|
|Nebraska or California? Can't tell in this pic!|
A lot of the first part of our week was cleaning the board: pausing investigators, contacting referrals, getting rid of potentials, etc. Not always the most exciting, but it has to get done to find more people!
This week while seeking w/ faith I think I found more referrals for the English missionaries than ever before in my mission! Good because one set just got doubled in and they could use the help!
We visited a family in the ward who have a newborn son! He name is Art and when we visited he was 10 days old! Cute!
We were about to pause this family, but then we finally got in again and had a lesson that was really good! They want to baptize their 10 month old son, but then we taught about Christ's baptism and how he was older and babies are innocent and don't need baptism. They totally agreed and completely changed their mind. They agreed to come to church, but in the end weren't there. But they seem pretty cool and super interested!
We were able to put Chaba and Antonio on date for baptism this past week! Yay!!
Lol Chaba is just so funny and such a happy rancher/musician man. We drew out a chart of the plan of salvation and he is excited to learn more. He wants to be baptized, just wants to keep learning with us. Sadly he was playing music w/ his band yesterday and didn't come to church- when we sang "sirvamos unidas" (as sister's in zion) TWICE! he would've loved it! But he came to the end of a baptism yesterday, but didn't end up seeing anything. But we'll have another one this weekend so hopefully he can go. We see him for a lesson!
The lesson we had w/ Antonio was a little crazy! Started just talking for a little bit and then this lady knocks on the door and wants to chat with him. Turns out she is a convert from like 2 years ago in the Riverside stake, and they haven't seen each other since she was baptized. So we began teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and this random member was our team up. But it worked pretty well! Antonio wants to be baptized, but is afraid of not being perfect afterwards. So there is more we'll have to teach him about that. His daughter, Leticia was also there. She seems to really enjoy being in our lessons, but she seems scared of going to church or showing any sign of commitment. A few years ago she was investigating, went to church, and apparently also got baptized. They both have so much potential, just there are at such different levels.
Hna Flores and I are enjoying the work here! The past week has been a bit of adjusting, since we both are different missionaries since our transfer together in Lake Elsinore. But this is a power companionship! Great things are going to happen!
Not much time left, but a really good talk I read this week was from April conference "Then Jesus Beholding Him Loved Him". 10/10 would recommend!
It'll be a hot but good week! Here we goooooooooooooooo
|Hna Flores calls me Hna Cho since Schooff is like impossible in Spanish|
Hermana Cho (Schooff)