Tuesday, July 12, 2011

12 January 2011

Hello family!
It's finally been a better week. We've had several weeks of frustration, lots of opposition and rejection, and lots of fatigue. We had a break this week, thankfully. We have 2 new investigators, one of which has a baptism date.
The one with a baptism date is Fonzi. Fonzi was taught all the missionary lessons in Del Mar Stake but he had to move up here for work. We're going through all the lessons again (he's a little rusty) and he has a baptism date for Aug 6. His girlfriend's name (she's a member) is Punefuolemotu [edit]. Thankfully, she goes by Ruby. They have 2 kids, Isaiah (1) and Roman (3). Isaiah is the loudest one-year-old I've ever heard, which is saying a lot. They're a lot of fun though.
We also picked up Ottilia as an investigator. She is a hispanic lady in her 50s. She grew up Catholic, but later left the church because she got divorced from her husband (a no-no in the Catholic church), who was really cruel to her. She was remarried to another man, and they loved each other very much, but he passed away from cancer a year ago. She has been going through a hard time, especially sorting through all of his things, but she really enjoys our visits and is eager to learn about the church so far.
West and Ceyda get back from vacation this Saturday. We're going to do all we can to squeeze a baptism in before he deploys. The MREs they gave us are really yummy.
We were walking around a small part of our area last night, past a place called Boomers (it's like Trafalga in Utah), and there was a guy eating a sandwich sitting on a power box. We said hello, and then we got in a good conversation. He had some cousins that were LDS and he really liked the Church and wanted to come on Sunday and learn more. We gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon and he was very excited to read it. His name is Daniel [edit]. We will try to see him again on Friday.
That's about all for this week. It's cooled down a little bit, which is always nice. Sunscreen is nice because it prevents sunburns, but it makes us sweat a LOT more in this high humidity. I've never sweat so much in my life. Good grief!
I hope you all had a great week.
Love you all
Elder Jon La Follette

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