But on Tuesday, we had a break-up lessons. We finished reading a chapter in the Book of Mormon, then asked her what she thought. In summary, she said, "Well, getting baptized into your church would mean making a lot of changes in my life and being better than I am now. I'm just not ready for that kind of commitment. It's not your fault, it's mine. I'm failing you. But don't worry. You can just 'shake the dust off your feet', move on, and receive blessings. No hard feelings, right? We can still be friends. Y'all can stop by any time you want."
And then she gave us back her copy of the Book of Mormon. We got outside and laughed so hard. That probably has to go down as one of my favorite lessons, just because it was so random and unexpected, and at the same time so classic.
We had another good lesson with a lady that we met last week. She doesn't plan on coming to church until her baby is born, but it looks like that will probably be soon. We met some other cool people, and I am looking forward to teaching them this week. We need more people.
Another super funny lesson: we tried to convince an 11 girl that she doesn't need a boyfriend. We were talking about the Word of Wisdom, then the mom asked us "so, what does the Church say about dating?"
Apparently it had been a pretty big discussion/argument going on that week. We tried to tell the girl that her mom was right, boys her age aren't mature, she wouldn't gain anything from having a boyfriend, etc. The only thing that changed her mind was when we pulled out the For The Strength of Youth pamphlet and had her read it. Then she easily accepted it. She prayed at the end of the lesson and said "and please bless the missionaries with whatever they may be going through, because they are adults and I'm not, which sucks." There might be a bit of bitterness there, but hopefully she will accept it for a few more years.
Saturday and Sunday were a bit slow because my companion was sick, but things are looking up today. At least I got a lot of studying in. In my reading yesterday, I found a scripture that made me think of something I heard a last week. A guy we teach called us "seres de luz", or "beings of light". And then I found this scripture in Ephesians 5:8:
"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light:"
It made me feel pretty special. Anyway, have a good week!