We taught Martin about the 10 commandments again and he was super funny. He absolutely loves my companion and is super excited during all of our lessons. We were positively dying laughing after he took so well to the idea of adultery. He had no idea what it was so we tried to explain it in the simplest way possible. With him, his future wife and his future family, all within a heart of love. We explained that if his future wife leaves with another man while he and his wife are still married, that is adultery. "Oh, when she goes with another man and breaks my heart and rejects me." .....I practically died. Not only because of what he said but because he said it with such enthusiasm. We then had to explain that also, if he left his wife for another woman, that is adultery. He asked if his wife could go with another man and he could go with another woman while they were married and that would be okay. Of course we said no. We think he really liked the idea because when we finally were able to move on to the next commandment, he kept moving back to the idea of his wife rejecting him and breaking his heart and leaving him for another man. "And we're fighting with other people and we reject each other and break each other's heart" Finally he decided that it would be best if he had both his wife and his girlfriend. We then had to explain again that that was wrong and that when he has a wife, she should be the only woman in his life until they had little Martinitos and Martinitas. Then he decided that it would be best if he kept his wife with his children and his would-be girlfriend and his wife's would-be boyfriend got together. I was dying, it was just so cute. I'm so glad he made that decision early on in life.
Naim is going to be baptized this next Saturday...we hope. We took him to a baptism service on Saturday and the entire time I was praying that he would feel something. He said that he felt a lot of peace :)
This week I gave Imer's parents their hymn books that you sent and they absolutely loved them! They kept touching them and told me how grateful they were and that they're going to start walking around like little kids with a new toy.
I learned this week how amazing and quick the pride cycle is that they teach in seminary. Generally, those in the scriptures go through it in a matter of years. Thank goodness I only went through it in a week and hope to never go through it again. I invite you all to study up on the Grace of God. It's truly amazing and a wonderful blessing.
Trying to get warm after a really big rain storm. We were drenched when we showed up for our lunch appt. and the member insisted on drying my clothes, so she gave me something to wear while we waited
Me and my new companion
View of the City from the Ferris Wheel