Fortunately, this week we were able to teach most of our investigators. We met with Derek again and taught him the entire Restoration lesson, and he accepted baptism for May 7th. He's the one that is most solid to get baptized. He loves learning, seems to think it all makes sense, and of course he comes to church every week and learns more and more. We were able to meet with the Rivera family and share a General Conference talk with them that they really liked. They still aren't able to come to church, and she said the soonest she can consistently get Sundays off is a year from now when she becomes a regular employee for the Postal Service. He took a side job while he's "recovering" from his surgery, so he's going to be out of town for the next 2 1/2 weeks. So even though I know they have a desire to learn and love what we share, I'm not sure if they will be able to progress right now. We also met with Flo again. She's such a sweet lady, but I don't think she's progressing. They're going to bring up the Book of Mormon with her next time and if she's ready she'll accept it, but if she won't, then there's not much they can do. That pretty much sums up our week, because of transfers and everything, it was a little slow. Also we had to take time to pack, especially since Elder Riding was leaving for Australia today. We did have a blitz for our Ward and collected 19 referrals, so that will give Elder Goodrich and Elder Calder plenty of work to do for now.
I'm excited to be in the San Jacinto Ward and to continue my missionary service here. I was definitely ready for a fresh area and I think this is exactly what I need to be able to work hard to the end. I'll let you know more about the area and the ward next week.
From the West Side . . . . .