Let me tell you about David y Gabriela. They have five kids between the ages of new and nine, and they're a great family. We taught them the first half of the first lesson a little while ago, and this week we had the chance to go back and finish it. It was great! We explained the great apostasy and the Restoration through the Prophet Joseph Smith, and they loved it! After we explained the Book of Mormon, Gabriela asked "Do you have it in a version for kids?" We downloaded the Gospel Library app to her tablet and showed her the "Book of Mormon Stories" with pictures for kids. Later that same week, we went back to follow up with them. The kids LOVE the Book of Mormon! They said they had read the first five chapters of the children's book. Gabriela explained that she wouldn't let them read any further until we all had a chance to get together and talk about what they'd read, so they wouldn't forget it. Awesome! In that same visit we gave a blessing to David for his injured knee. Afterwards, Gabriela said, "I know that we're meeting for our family to learn the gospel together, but I hope it's okay that I invited our neighbor to come and listen to you guys too..." We assured her that it was very okay! Yesterday we stopped by and gave them a large picture of the Savior to hang up in their living room.
On Sunday Elder Smith and I had a great day! Have you ever had the chance to teach all three hours of Church? It's a blast! I got to give my first sacrament meeting talk in Spanish, followed by Elder Smith; it was our turn to teach the Gospel Principles class this week, but we ended up teaching the whole Branch because the classes combined (there was no teacher for Gospel Doctrine!); and lastly, Hermano Sandoval asked us to teach the Priesthood class, because the subject was missionary work! Loads of fun! I also got to give a talk at...
Alejandro's baptism!! It was great! He asked me to give a talk about baptism, Elder Smith to baptize him, and both of us to provide a special musical number! Just about all of the Branch members came to support him. Between the talks, we teamed up with Elder Zerilli and did a rendition of "Senor, Te Necesito," or, "I Need Thee Every Hour." We went to the local music shop here in Montrose and rented a cello for $10 for Elder Smith to play, I sang, and Elder Zerilli played the piano. It went well! Then, Alejandro was baptized by the proper Priesthood authority and we all rejoiced together! It was a very spiritual baptismal service. The next step is for Alejandro and his wife and daughters to be sealed in one year!
The work goes on in Montrose, and all is well with the missionaries! Thanks for all of your love and support. The Church is true! I love you all.