Monday, March 16, 2009

Rodulfo and Kids


Michele´s going to do a blog on the whole Assembly, maybe later today or tommorrow, but we thought we would give you an update on one of the studies we have, Rodulfo. You may remember him from a blog earlier this month. He is the one who had the stroke. Well, Rodulfo, his 22 year old daughter, and his grandson, Johnny (who asked for a bible study on the phone) all came to the assembly on Saturday. Needless to say, we were thoroughly excited. The little guy, 8, has been studying for two weeks now out of the Great Teacher book and this week asked when he was going to get to study the Bible Teach book like his grandfather. So, next week we are going to do both. We haven't studied with anyone else in the family as of yet, but hopefully that will change soon. Anyway, I took another brother in the congregation, Guillermo, along with me on the study. Guillermo is one of the few in the congregation who has a car (he also has a bus that he uses to take larger groups places) and is always offering his vehicles to help the brothers with anything spiritual. He also lives close to Rodulfo and so I thought it would be great if Guillermo could pick up Rodulfo for the Saturday meetings. Being the ¨piker¨ (Slacker in NewZealandish) that I am, I figured the Assembly would be too much for them and did not invite them. I only invited them to the public talk and Watchtower study next week. Guillermo quickly jumped in and invited them to the assembly, probably thinking I was lacking iniciative (I was). Much to my delighted surprise, the three that came quickly said yes. There are probably eleven in total that live in the house, all children, spouses of children, and grandchildren of Rodulfo. Hopefully we can get them all interested. We are getting better, but we still are not in the habit like we should be of preaching to everyone in a house. We know that there are a lot of brothers in the congregation who study with whole households, but we still have in the back of our minds the American way of thinking, that another in the house may be opposed and cause problems. In time, in time... Anyway, the study with Rodulfo is going great, and after the assembly, he immediately asked about other meetings. INCREDIBLE!!! He walks very slowly and uses a crutch. It was so impressive to see him struggling to get into the van and then slowly making his way into the assembly hall. It took sooo much effort for him to be there! It was really encouraging. So we imagine he will come next Saturday and hopefully others, too. I'm going to make it a point to ask at least one of the family this week if they would be interested in studying. Who knows, maybe it'll work....

3 comments:

Sara said...

how nice to hear such an encouraging experience!!! thanks for sharing... hope Michelle is feeling better soon!

Sara said...

after i read my comment i feel that i should clarify that i was not implying chad isn't doin well with blogging!! haha :)

Deb n Doug said...

You are so Right! we all need to work on inviting other family members to study also. Great experience!