Five Transfers, which will end up being about 7 1/2 months - that is almost half of my mission! Some of the blessings of remaining here include, I will get to finish training Sis. Hortal - I love training! And continue to hangout with the best members in the mission! Speaking of all the wonderful members here in Laredo, I went and said goodbye to all of them on Sunday and Monday; I even went by some of the former investigators that I had taught over the last six months.
I will send home all the awkward fake-goodbye photos...
Some of the changes that this transfer brought, I have a new district leader.
Well his name is Elder Rosero, he doesn't believe that knocking doors is effective or working out on the streets. His favorite part of missionary work is getting to know the members, so that is all that he wants our district to do...
We all have our own way of doing missionary work but I feel like I've learned the balance of working hard and being effective. You can't spend all your time doing one thing in life. Heavenly Father wants us to be balanced. I had no idea that I like to knock doors until he told us that we should stop... Anyways this new focus on working with members in the branch has brought an increase in success. We have had members at almost all of the lessons that we have taught over the last week, so 4 real lessons; that's not a lot but it is still progress.
All of those four lessons were taught to a couple of my formers, Michael and Cecilla.
Michael and Cecilla were people that I stopped by when I thought I was going to be transferred from Laredo, and I told them that they had to keep listening to the next set of missionaries. When I found out that I wasn't going to be transferred I called them and they both agreed to be baptized on the 14th of June. Watching people grow closer to Heavenly Father is way more rewarding when you truly know them and love them, I've had a lot of time to get to know these people and I definitely love them. I guess it makes sense that a missionary would love everyone that they meet cause there is so much that a missionary gives up just to be there and know them.
That may not make sense but I am out of time.
I love you, Laredo loves you and will continue to love you for at least another six weeks.
H mckenna Crawford