I'll tell you that I am really tired. When the Elder went home his companion got changed to another zone. And he was one of the district leaders, so me and my companion have had to fill in. We are doing a lot of work to put the area book in order so that everyone that comes after us knows where to keep working. We have been working a lot with that every night. And beyond that we have been trying to talk to more people in the streets. It's hard. Sometimes you just don't want to talk to anyone and you feel like everyone that you talk to is just going to reject you, so I'm trying not to judge. God is no respecter of persons, and I don't want to be because I am doing His work. I am trying to get over that.
We have been working with 2 families more than anyone else. The Hernandez family that I was telling you about a few months ago. We have been teaching them a lot and the dad is reading the Book of Mormon and he loves it, which is great because it took 3 months to get him started, but as soon as he grabbed it he was hooked. His sons are willing to listen and the three of them are willing to get baptized. Now we have to work a bit more on his wife. She likes us, and is willing to talk to us but she is really difficult, and she always has a lot of excuses. Hopefully we can help her to have real intent. The husband is willing to get baptized if God answers his prayer, but we just have to help Sister Hernandez to get over her doubts.
We have also been working a lot with the Porras Family. They are some investigators that I was teaching when I got here to Lomas, but we only every found Sister Porras and she never really had all that much interest. She likes us too but she doesn't like to read and she hasn't gone to church in years. But we found Brother Porras at home one day and found out that he does like to learn about the church and seems to have a good idea of what we teach. He loves to read. We just haven't been able to get them to church. We are going to finish talking about the restoration and the first vision tomorrow and hopefully it can touch their hearts enough to help them decide to go to church, and to get baptized. They are a really fun family to be with and I just hope that they can open up their hearts.
The members are willing to help us. After some of the Ex missionaries saw us knocking doors, rumors spread. All of the ex missionaries in the ward know that we are using our last resort, and they are now willing to help. We are starting to get some references and we hope that something will turn up from all of this work. I guess it's true that if you see the missionaries working hard then you are going to want to work as well.
I love you
Elder Brady Allred