Monday, May 8, 2017

May 1, 2017

Dear Family,

Happy May! Hopefully spring is making its way up there. It's been down in the 50s and 60s the last couple days so I for one have been freezing.

We had a great week other than nobody showing up to church. We've gotten the whole situation with Jeje living in another ward sorted out. Apparently her ten year old son told her that if she switches churches one more time he's not going so the Assistants and the Stake President have given us permission to teach and baptize her with the goal of getting her to her proper ward soon. So, we're trying to coordinate something to help her son make friends there. We almost set a baptismal date with Jeje on Wednesday but she wanted to pray about it. At first she said, "It'll happen before you leave Elder O'Brien!" then I told her that might be in a month and she wasn't quite as sure. She totally could though! We'll just have to see.

I can't remember if I've talked about Marcello and his family before but I'll explain just in case. They live next to one of the ward members and Marcello met with the missionaries several years ago when he lived in Arkansas. There are six in the family. Anyway, we had a church tour with them on Saturday that went decently well. They had a lot of questions which their neighbors helped answer for us since they came along. We talked a lot about baptism when we got to the font which prompted a lot of the questions. Marcello seems to have an attitude that he isn't capable of staying true to any commitment like baptism so he's mostly just meeting with us because he knows he should. That's something though! He didn't end up coming to church so of course the rest of the family didn't come either. We'll keep trying!

Love y'all! Have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious week! (Challenge accepted and accomplished Julie)

Elder O'Brien (the younger)

P.S. The mission office called me and said they're sending my flight itinerary soon so that's weird.

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