Here we are again at the beginning of another week here in Rio Bueno. It's been a really great week for us and we have seen many blessings and miracles in our work down here.
I'd say the greatest thing of this week was our Zone Conference that we had on Tuesday with President Rappleye. It was the last one that we will have with him since they will be finishing their mission at the end of June. I'm really sad that we will have to see him go since I have learned so much from him in the last months not only about missionary work but about life. What stuck out to me most from this conference was the Host/Guest concept. These are basically the two points of view that we can have going through this life, we can either be the host or the guest of the party. The guest in the party is always criticizing everything. "Oh look all of the food ran out, oh no its too cold in here, oh there aren't enough chairs, they really should put out more chairs for the guests here, etc." The host is the one running around trying to make sure that the party is great for everyone. He is putting out more food and making sure the temperature is good and getting more chairs. In life we can either spend out time looking at the things that are wrong and complaining about it, or we can change these problems that we are always going to face and be a host.
We are doing really well with our investigators. There are three right now who are progressing really well towards baptism. Vicky is still doing really well, we are still trying to get permission from her father and work to get a date put for the end of June put I am feeling really confident with her. We are also working with Patricio, the father of a family of recent converts who we were able to put with date last week for the seventh of June. We will be talking with him this Wednesday to see if he will be ready to have his interview this weekend and be baptized next week, if not will will put a new date and keep working there. We also have Denisse, another twelve year old who's dad is less active and never has been baptized. She has a date for the 28th of June to be baptized so we are really excited for that. It's been a huge testimony of the role that members need to play in missionary work since we were able to find all of these people through the members of our branch here. They have all come from our ward mission leader and others who are sharing the gospel with their family and friends.
Hope everyone is doing well. I love hearing about what is going on with everyone. Hope you all have a great week, I love you!
Elder Cameron Dower