Wow, this week has been a pretty good week! As the heading suggests, we were able to meet with Lily and Fernando this week. They REALLY enjoyed Youth Conference. There was a speaker there that told all about his conversion story, and it really struck Fernando and Lily. Fernando told Lily that he knows the church is true. He told us that he prayed a few times during and after youth conference, and that he kept crying. This was a complete SHOCK to us, because Fernando puts on the "tough guy" persona when he's at church. He really only opens up to Lily and us. Lily also said that the speaker inspired her to be more active in the church and to "eventually get baptized". We immediately told her that we will be holding a baptismal service on August 10th for anyone that would be ready, and she said yes! Fernando and Lily are both considering going on missions too! They are super cool.
After that experience, I gained a stronger testimony that the Gospel really is universal. It doesn't matter who you are or what your circumstance is, the Gospel always improves lives.
Right now, Elder Tufts and I are mostly doing less-active work. Most of them are really nice to us, and they say that we are welcome to visit anytime. Much better than my last area in that regard. There is one lady that we have been seeing named Norma Rutledge. Her life is pretty crazy right now. Her boyfriend of 11 years just broke up with her, and we've been trying to help her out. Her 23 year old daughter is not a member and we've been going over there.
Wow...we are in the Family History Center right now, and there's 11 computers, and everyone is emailing. It's sooooo distracting, sorry about the short emails. I love you all so much, and I am grateful for your love and prayers. Talk to you next week!