now for the sadness of the week. remember Victor? the one i gave the money to? well his baptismal date was on October 12, this Saturday and we had taught him all the lessons, loved it and totally changed his life, he was off drugs for about a week which was amazing considering he has been using needles for about 40 years.... and then on Thursday we had a lesson for him the last lesson before his baptism, and we knocked on his door and he answered it and he had a weird look to him and he talked weird. he told us to meet him in the back like we normally do to teach him and we sat down he came out with sweats on. and it was really hot outside anyways. but we started to talk to him and he just wasn't there we didn't know what had happened so i asked him how have yo been from getting of drugs? and he wouldn't answer instead he asked me if i could pray and i did... after i asked him the same question, no response just asked us if i could pray, as if he didn't even know that we had just prayed... i told him we just did and he didn't believe me (started to get mad) so we calmed him down and said are you ready for baptism? and he said i already got baptised.. in jail. he talked to us as if he forgot everything we had been working towards. and then we talked about Church and he told me he didn't want to go to church he didn't like it (last lesson we had with him he talked about church and he loved it) by this time we knew he relapsed and he told us that he wants to go to a different church. and at this time it felt like someone stabbed me in the chest with a knife and penetrated my heart! cause we had worked so long and hard for this man and because of some drugs!!! takes away his memory and judgment, and then he didn't want anything to do with us. It was tough leaving he had forgotten my name, and everything we taught him.
Although it was hard for me to leave him like this, I guess he just wasn't ready for it yet, and i know that it wasn't his last chance to hear the gospel, he will either hear it again from other missionaries or in the spirit world. ah i love that man, he had changed his whole life and he felt gods love for him! but it just wasn't his time.
Its been a great week other than that.... elder board b-day, and those members home that we were at, I love that family there so nice to us and awesome! then they took us out on Saturday after priesthood session, we went to a barbecue place and wow it brought up some good memories, of me and dad and christian i cried a little but i still looked good. the conference was amazing loved it so much! I love the quote "whatever sin is legalized by man is still a sin to god." hahahaha that bashed hard for the Mormon liberals out there!!!! but I'm great loving the work so much. I got the mummy statue! thank you so much!!! I love you all so much miss you all dearly! I will see you in 22 months!!! haha.