This week has been different. We met with more investigators and fewer less-actives. We met with Juan the recent convert. He is awesome! He has been visiting his family in France but they are all here now so we can visit them. Then in January he will move with them to France. We met with someone new this week. There is a lady named Jenny. She is from Peru and she's been here about a year now. She met with missionaries there and she has met with missionaries here, but they lost contact. It turns out that her phone doesn't really work that well. We called her husband – his number was in the phone register – but he isn't interested even though she is. Things are going well with her. We have met with her twice. We set a date with her for baptism for January 28th, the last Saturday in January – trying to get past all the holidays. We invited her to come to church, and she needed to talk to her husband about it and ended up not coming. Hopefully we can get them to come out to the ward party and I'm sure that will help them. We're going to try to get a member to come with us next time so they feel a little more welcome at the church.
We met with Arturo and Elisabeth and they are doing good. They are putting in their marriage papers this week to be married in January. Once they have a marriage date, then we will set a baptismal date. Its kinda hard because they live in a village that is not close to Torrejon. It's hard for them to come every week – they weren't here this week. I don't know. I feel like they should be coming every week but they aren't able to.
Also, we met with some of our friends from Romania. We hadn't met with them for awhile. We shared with them the Christmas video and also our purpose as missionaries. We wanted to talk about keeping commitments but didn't have time. They shared some homemade grape juice called “mosto” and it is wine in the beginning stages but doesn't have all the alcohol. It was really strong, but it was okay.
We also met with the boys from the Faus family. They are doing well. The oldest boy plays soccer so every once in awhile he doesn't come to church because he's playing. The dad is a referee so he also doesn't come to church sometimes. We are talking to them about there being better things than sports on Sundays. It's their choice on how they want to do Sunday observance, but we will try to help them.
Also, we met with the family from Belgium. They are doing really well. The husband is still been a real stinker as he won't come to church. There may be some anger issue or something so we're still working with him. The wife is doing amazing – she went to tithing settlement and is going to Relief Society stuff. We don't know if we will be able to meet with them this week. We have a baptism of the hermanas – they are baptizing a kid and he's doing really well. He didn't come to church because his mom made him babysit the kids, but other than that he comes every week. Sometimes his mom won't let him but he's doing the best he can to come.
Friday we have our ward Christmas party and we have to do some sort of skit. I have no idea what we are doing but we will come up with something.
Today we played some basketball and soccer. We're also going to play some Settlers of Catan. Other than that, there's not much else going on. This coming week is going to be crazy with the baptism and ward party. Tomorrow we have zone conference and an activity for all the missionaries in Madrid. We are doing a white elephant gift exchange and we're eating so that will be fun. On Wednesday we have an intercambio – I'm going to Alcala. On Thursday I'm doing an intercambio with the zone leaders until Friday morning and then Friday afternoon, we have the ward activity. The week is full and it's going to go by so fast. After that I just have one more week until the transfer is over. I'm assuming I'm going to leave, but you can never quite say. I'll have a little less than six months at the end of December. I've enjoyed my time here. I'd like to go somewhere else, but I could stay here and go for another transfer.
Well, that's all I've got. I hope you guys have a great week. Thanks! Bye!