It's amazing how quickly the missionary work in an area can turn around. This past weekend our branch president (aka...the pastor) and our branch mission leader (aka...the one who is supposed to help the members share the Gospel) met and put together some plans. We also had a former missionary (who served in El Salvador) bring a friend of her's to church. His first question: "I want to know about baptism and what Mormons think about it, because I always have people inviting me to get baptized." Not to mention a 10 year old girl brought her best friend to church. Who says you need to be old to do missionary work.
Sandra also came to sacrament meeting (the main worship service) and had a great experience. She is focusing right now on praying and asking God if the Book of Mormon is true. She feels like it is but wants to be a little more certain. Her husband has really opened up to us. He loves having us over now and is always willing to listen. He says he wants to change, but he doesn't want to be hypocritical in that change, which he interprets as wanting the change to come from within. We're helping him pray and we're going to invite him to read the Book of Mormon with his family each night. Please pray for him to have a softened heart. They are such a great family. They need this Gospel in their lives right now.
Next week we have transfers so I would probably not send me any letters for the next week or two until I find out if I'm staying in the same area or leaving.