Saturday, December 11, 2004
We had an interesting and fairly stressful day today. Our main worry was the Viloria family because we were afraid that they would get discouraged and that Brother would slip back into his drinking. We cooked lunch with the Pulido family today and so we invited sister to come. She was doing all right but was a little bit sad. We encouraged her and she was feeling better after lunch. We didn’t find brother until late tonight and we were really afraid. When we finally talked to him he was doing fine. He’s been working all day to get the money to come to church tomorrow. They’re really and awesome family and I love them. It’ll be a great day when they’re actually baptized.
We also taught a Plan of Salvation (Plano ng Kaligtasan) lesson to Bro Moreno Delfino. It went well. I got to give him the baptismal commitment. I guess I did an ok job. He said that he couldn’t decide right then but that he would pray about it. We had him read in 2 Nephi 313 about baptism and then pray if that is really what he needs to do in his life. Hopefully he’ll come to church tomorrow with and answer. Once he decided that this is actually what he should do then starts the battle to help him give up his alcohol. It may be a very long time but it’ll happen eventually.
Bro Andales is also beginning to show remarkable progress. He’s not had a drink of alcohol for 2 weeks and he’s really happy and excited about coming to church. I’m hoping that he’ll also be baptized in January. He’s been worked with for so long that to now finally begin to see progress is awesome.