Elder Jordan Royal

Elder Jordan Royal
Jordan hugs big sister Kelli

Monday, July 15, 2013

Halfway Through the Transfer

            So we're halfway done with this transfer already, which is really weird, since I feel like I just got here.  But, in reality, I've almost been here for a month already!  I can't believe how fast time just flies by!  After this transfer, I'll only have two more transfers left.  Wow.  It's gone by way too fast.
Apparently, time is not the only thing that flies in Jordan's area
(here demonstrating proper Quidditch form)

            We didn't really find any new investigators this week, but at least Tatay Roheliyo, and the Giron Couple were interviewed for their baptism and will be baptized this Saturday!  I'm so happy for them!  They make great sacrifices to come to church every week and it's been awesome to see their dedication.  The chapel is really far from our area, so it's really hard to get investigators t o attend church, but the stake president is looking for a meeting house for our area so that it will be easier for everyone in our ward boundaries to come to church.  We just need a few more active Melchizedek Priesthood holders to make that happen.  So, it’s a work in progress, but it will definitely happen in the future (probably not while I am still here, but soon).  That was pretty much it for this week.  Even though this week went by fast, nothing dramatic happened.  But, I guess I'll tell you a funny story real quick.

            I worked with Elder Fatani in our area on Thursday, and it started to rain pretty hard as we were walking when this shirtless guy starts yelling at us and asking us to come over.  Quite often, walking in the rain as a missionary is a great way to find new investigators, because people feel sorry for you and invite you into their home to wait out the rain.  So, we were pretty excited at the invitation, hoping that this brother was prepared by the Lord to hear the gospel.  As we arrived at the front porch, we discovered that the the man drunk, drinking with his buddies.  That was disappointing.  But, we stayed out of the rain anyway, chatting with them about random things, and then left.  We hoped it was the opportunity of a mission lifetime.  Guess not.  Oh well.  It's definitely not the first time that has happened.
Jordan and Elder Cabato with Elders Fatani and Viquerra for Jannet Cortez's baptism
            We attended a baptism on Saturday for one of Elders Fatani and Viquerra's investigator for the ward, so that was a cool experience.  We're doing awesome work in the ward since there are four of us working together and there is a lot of work getting done.

Jordan and Elder Cabato at the baptism of Jannet Cortez on Saturday

            I’m trying to think of other things that happened this week, but it all seems like one really long day when I struggle for details.  We played basketball again at the wooden court gym this morning at 5:30 so that was fun.  Well, I hope that everyone's doing well and that you're all progressing in the gospel.  Keep up the good work.  Love you all!  Until next week....ingat.

            Elder Jordan "super stoked for three baptisms this week" Royal

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