But, it turns out it will be a little harder to baptize C and L than we thought. Their relationship is a little complicated and we found out that L doesn't even live in our area. She actually lives in my last area, Perez Zeledon, and only comes to visit every so often for their son. But we will see what happens. L has actually started to open up to us. In the beginning, she would barely speak and it surprised us when she came to church with us. But now she smiles more and told us she liked going to church and that we have hymn books. Her birthday is this Thursday, so we want to get her her own hymn book if she hasn't already returned to Perez.
We taught E the Restoration and he said he couldn't accept it. But we are hoping to return this week and teach it again with his whole family with an emphasis on the apostasy. He doesn't quite grasp the need of a restoration. We are also trying to help his wife, S, find work.
I was able to meet some investigators for the first time this week. Their names are E and X. Their youngest son is a member and gave his parents as a reference to Hna. Ortiz and Hna. Grafelman. They're both so great! When we arrived, we helped X clean her front patio and I talked with E about the United States. He lived there for 9 years! X loves "The Family: A Proclamation For The World" and has one placed in a frame in her home and loves genealogy work. We taught the Plan of Salvation and she accepted it very well. It made sense to her. She's invited us over for one of our P-days to help her decorate for Christmas.
We also taught G this week. He is the boyfriend of a recent convert, L. He loves the church and has attended multiple times but doesn't want to be baptized. We had planned to teach the Plan of Salvation but ended up talking about the importance of baptism. During the lesson I felt the need to ask him if he had prayed to know if the church was true. He said he did and I asked him how he felt. He told us he felt good and I said, "Hermano, there is your answer!" Then he said, "Yeah. Yeah, it's true." We challenged him to baptism (again) and he still felt uneasy. He told us he had fears of falling short after baptism. We didn't have a lot of time to talk more because we needed to return home, but he told us he would think about baptism.
I feel like we are gaining the trust of our investigators. :) The members here are so great! For exercise this morning, we ran our laundry to Sister Q's house (she washes our clothes), and she surprised us with breakfast-to-go. The members really do take good care of us.
I love this church! I love my Savior and I know that He loves every single one of us!