This week was good, but a bit tough. We´re struggling with finding investigators that can progress. Ramón, the old man that I told you about last week, isn´t doing so well. He hasn´t been very well health-wise and doesn´t understand or remember much of what we teach. That´s okay, but he doesn´t seem to have much of a desire to learn or understand. He still doesn´t know how to pray and we´ve been trying to teach him like a kid. Really what´s most important is that he feels and recognizes the Spirit. We´re going to talk about that with him today. It´s sad, though. He seems to have lost much of the faith he had when we first met him. He tells us every once in a while that he just wants to die and get it over with. We´re trying to help him understand how much of a blessing this life is and how the Gospel can help him find the peace he desperately needs. We´re really praying to find ways that we can help him.
We found another old man this last week, though that is great. He´s also 83 years old, but has a lot more health and drive to learn about the gospel. His name is José Antonio. He came to church yesterday and couldn´t stop talking about how much he loved it and how we wants to come next week, too. We have a really good ward and he felt really welcome. We have a lot of hopes for him.
We spend about half of our time teaching in the street, especially since it´s really tough to get inside the houses here. Every house has a big fence around it and it´s very rare that the people even open the gate to talk to us, at least at first.
I´m working on writing some regular letters to everyone, but it will take a little while to get them to you. We don´t have a post office where we live and have to take a bus to get to one. Hopefully I can get them sent off soon.
This week was a bit rough for me. I´m trying really hard to not get overwhelmed and take everything in stride. I´m trying to rely more on God and listen for the Spirit in every moment. This morning I really felt like God was aware of my difficulties and wants to help me with them. I read in Alma 34 and some of Amulek´s words really touched me. I wish I could expound more, but Hermana Azcurra says we need to go. I love you all!