Practically everything has changed in the mission as far as key indicators go and the expectations we´re expected to live up to. Hermana Campos is really great, though, and she´s been able to help keep me going. She keeps up with everything and is so willing to learn and do what we need to do. I think it´s even more incredible because the called her the Saturday before transfers and on Wednesday she was sitting in the transfer meeting ready to go. She dropped everything to serve the Lord for these six weeks. We don´t get any extra study time or anything like that so it´s a little more difficult to train her, but she´s taking everything really well and working to adapt.
Hermana Campos is from Moreno (a stake in the mission). When they need minis they call young single adults from the stakes in the mission to serve. She hasn´t decided if she wants to serve a mission yet or not. I´m hoping this experience will help her decide and get a little bit of perspective of what a mission is really like.
It was a tough week for the both of us. We´ve both felt really discouraged and homesick this week. Hermana Campos got sick after church again and so we weren´t able to do a lot of work yesterday. We left for a couple of hours and visited the appointments we had made for the evening. None of them were home except the last one. The hour we spent with la familia Mosqueda has given us the motivation and excitement that we were lacking the whole rest of the week. I´m pretty sure it was a lesson every missionary dreams of. They were so full of questions and soaking up every word we said. They checked for understanding every few minutes to make sure they understood the concepts of apostasy, dispensations, and the Restoration. We talked about the Priesthood and how it is so necessary in everything we do in the Church. They even asked us about tithing and what we do with it. They didn´t say they would pay it yet, but they aren´t against it. Alicia, the mom, even asked what she would have to do if she wanted to be baptized. We are so excited to continue teaching them and be a part of their conversion experience.
Guido came to church yesterday all by himself. The ward mission leader didn´t show up to teach the Gospel Principles class so I got to teach the lesson. Guido had asked us during Sacrament Meeting why we take the Sacrament every week. I taught the third lesson - The Gospel of Jesus Christ - and we focused on the importance of the ordinances we perform in the Church (baptism, confirmation, the sacrament). It went well, I think. We invited Guido to be baptized. He didn´t accept right then, but he knows know how important it is and that we´re going to keep inviting him to find out for himself if the things we teach are true. I hadn´t read the lesson beforehand and so I just taught what I felt Guido needed. I checked after church to see what the lesson would have been and it was about the Sacrament. I don´t think there is such a thing as coincidences in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. :)
I´ve got to go. I´m out of time. I love you all!