Monday, December 1, 2014

December 01, 2014 Cerro Navia, Chile

This week was hard. Cecila was going to be baptized this week. All she had to do was show up for church. She had an interview and all the assistance, a strong testimony which she bore in fast and testimony meeting a few weeks ago. All she had to do was show up. Everything was planned. But satan got to her... she didnt show up and when we went to her house later on sunday she was having alot of trouble with her sister and is upset at everyone. She was denying Jesus and his Atonement and just started saying a bunch of things. It has to be one of the worst feelings. Someone so close just goes down. She said she doesnt believe in Joseph or the Book of Mormon or the church. So we are back at ground zero. We are going to go back to her house tomorrow and talk more and try to help her.

This week we had a church attendance of 84. Its a bummer. But we are really working though and with a list of less actives. Some dont want to recieve us and some do but only one day of the week. There is so much pride here in our ward. And the 3 main reasons for the inactivity are that they were offended. They sinned and are unworthy to take the sacrament and dont want to repent, and they are just plain lazy.

We are trying to figure out how to get them past these things. If anyone has any ideas on how to help fix these tell me. We would love new ideas. We have been bringing members and doing family home evenings to try to help them return and inviting them to many activities.

But this is all for this week!

Elder Brady

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