The other Splits that are happening (as you all know my titles normally have dual meaning) is something SPECTACULAR! We will be SPLITTING THE MISSION!!! :D By July there will be no more San José, Costa Rica Mission. It will be the San José EAST or the San José WEST Mission. WE learned about the split awhile back, but I wanted to wait until I knew who the 2 new Mission Presidents would be. And, needless to say, the long awaited day has arrived. Over the East mission will be a Gringo named Presidente Hays, and over the West mission will be a Honduraño named Presidente Güitty. We don´t know which of the missions we will be divided into but we´ve been told not to wonder about that and the Lord will make it know in his own due time. :D I´m super Excited :D
In other news, this week we found a family of 6 that are all very nice and some have even had contact with the Mormon missionaries before. They seem like they will progress fast and we pray that they will. The biggest problem I see with them is the fact that they go to another church and they won´t come to ours until they receive a testimony of the Book of Mormon. Right now we have between 15 and 20 good investigators and we´re trying to get them all progressing. Dennis wasn´t baptized today and he probably won´t for a while because he has stopped progressing. He´s frustrating and I feel like he just doesn´t want to make the commitment. We´ve explained everything we can to him but he´s not moving any further along so I don´t know what to do. We did find a new person named David this week and he basically has the same beliefs as a Mormon, he´s just not Mormon... Yet, as my companion and I like to say. We´ve given him a Book of Mormon and he´s been reading a bit. We feel like once he gets a testimony of it he´ll get baptized too.
I´ve realized that so much relies upon the Book of Mormon, but no body really wants to read it seriously here. If the truly understood then they would want to be baptized and it would be a struggle to teach because they´d have a thirst for learning the True Gospel.
One HUGE miracle for the week. :) One of our good friends in the ward, his name is Steve (a gringo name for a latino), came up to us and said that he had a reference for us. To be honest, the reference hasn´t come through yet but he also said that his daughter hasn´t been baptized and his nephew either. They´re both older than 8 and have been coming to church for a very long time. I understand that his Daughter is afraid of water, but the nephew is going to get baptized this next Saturday after his mom signs the paper. I don´t know why stuff like this happens to us. I don´t really feel like we deserve it, but we´ve been working hard with no fruits before. The Lord has prepared a way for us if we can follow through with his plan.
Just so you all know, I´ve been reading the many weekly emails sent out and I love to see all the miracles that I´ve seen with my friends. Many have had changes in the last 2 weeks and are experiencing difficulties and great uplifting experiences. Many had days when they couldn´t go to work in the mission field for the native´s "excessive celebration" as I like to call it (meaning that there were WAY to many drunk and/or drugged up people to leave the house). I just want to say thank you all for keeping me posted on all that you do and even though I don´t respond I almost always read (sorry, I can´t lie and say that I read every one, but I try and that is what is important).
Anyway, I love you all and I´m excited to hear more of the miracles and experiences that will be seen this year.