Our hearts break for those who have felt the witness of the Holy Spirit of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who have made the covenants of Baptism, who have received the gift of the Holy Ghost (or at least were offered it), and have become friends with us in our little Grupo; but have chosen to stop learning about the restored Gospel and attending church, for various reasons. Our Father in Heaven has assured all of us that we will always have the right to make such choices. Most of them do not realize that they will henceforth be listed as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and that we will try to maintain contact and will keep encouraging them to return. We realize that positive influences will continue to come from various sources in their futures, and that some of these beautiful people will once again feel to promptings of the Spirit and will return to full activity and fellowship in the Church. First gospel principal: FAITH. . .Still, it hurts.
*Because of the nature of this blog, it is not appropriate to share with you readers any names or pictures of these people with whom we have worked in the short 6 months we have been here.