This week has been wonderful!Marcelino is doing wonderful! He is so great, we are teaching him again and hopefully we can figure out the reason he doesn't want to accept a date. But he is heading twards the right path!
Monday, February 22, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
we had Zone Council and we talked a lot about Faith, prayer, and the atonement. Seriously Christ's Atonement is the best gift! We have the change to become better people everyday. It's wonderful.
This week has been so great! We had the regional broadcast and that was FANTASTIC! Elder Redland and his wife are just goals. He spoke on how the Restoration is the way to start answers to all questions about the gospel. "Why don't you drink coffee?" Well, There was this boy in 1820....and it's though revelation from a prophet that we know not to drink coffee. Basically the best. He might be one of my favorite apostles now. Jk, I love them all!
We taught Maria twice this week and she was pretty interesting in reading from the book of Mormon. She still isn't sure about the priesthood, but that will come when she know the Book of Mormon is true. So she isn't on date yet, but she's getting there. Poco a poco:)
We had service at 2nd Harvest and that was basically so much fun. 2nd Harvest is just like a food drive kinda place where farmers can donate rejected food and we box it and send it to a food bank. This last week we sorted Cheetos and apples. So party! We had a giant box of reject Cheetos and Hermana Cortez was going off about how we are feeding pigs all these Cheetos and there are kids in Africa starving. Basically pretty great.
Marcelino came to the broadcast yesterday and seemed to enjoy it. He isn't reading from the Book of Mormon, but he feels like the church is right. He is hesitant about baptism because of his work. He can't get everyoff and he feels bad about it.
Rosario is awesome as always. We had a lesson with her and she basically bore her testimony about how God has a plan for her and for everyone. She sees how parts of her life have prepared her for joining the church and is excited to do so on the 27!
We taught Eva and Ephraim this week. Eva is a member and they both come to church. Ephraim wants to get baptized, but he can't because they are living together and not married. They can't get married because of divorce issues. Kinda complicated. So we are working with them.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Hola Hermanas y Hermanos! Come le va?This week has been wonderful! We have been going out on Mexican Monday with the other sisters in the Zone. Basically we just go get food together on Monday. Last week we got Pouposas from El Salvador and those were amazing. This week we got Tortas and oh my those are perfection. Just so good.
Monday, February 1, 2016
This week has been really great! We had Zone Conference and just normal stuff, but....
MIRACLES ARE REAL. So last Monday Night we found out Aldo was in California! He went there randomly and he didn't know when he was going to come back. He said at the latest. Which is a problem when he needs to be baptized; and he still wanted to be! So we asked him all the interview questions over the phone and then set his interview for kinda night. He called us at and said, I'm in Pasco! He still had to work in the morning, but he said he would be home by , so we set his interview for and his baptism at 7. (note planning a baptism in less then 24 hrs is hard)
ThenMorning we went to Connel for a baptism of one of Hermana Wade's old investigators. We came back and had correlation andtried to get into the Family History Center, but they changed the locks. We had to go to a member's house to make the programs and print everything. Then we had a lesson with Rosa. She is kinda progressing, but not much. She's reading but doesn't really want to do much more than that. It was so we drove to Aldo's apartment to make sure he was ready to go! BUT HE WASN'T HOME AND HIS PHONE WAS GOING STRAIGHT TO VOICE MAIL. ahhhhhhh. Hermano Gomez (WML) showed up to give him a ride to the church, but since we couldn't get a hold of him we thought all was lost. We then went and visited a family with Hno Gomez. We kept calling Aldo, but he still wasn't answering! We said like 3 prayers and decided that we need to act in faith so that we could receive a miricle. (Because You receive a blessing after the trial of your faith!) So we got out of the car and went and knocked on one door, talked to them, and they once we started walking away, ALDO CALLED US. PRAYER WORKS MY FRIENDS ACTS OF FAITH ARE REAL. Aldo got stuck at work, but he would be home by 5. We set a interview up at 6. We rushed to the church to start filling the font. Aldo and the Elders came to church by and then the interview started and Hermana Wade and I went to go set up the baptism. By the room was full of members sand Aldo and Elder Thompson were still in the interview! Do you know how stressful it is to be sitting in a room waiting for a baptism and not knowing if it is actually going to happen?! Very! But then at , they came out and Elder Thompson gave us the thumbs up and I don't think I have ever been so relived. Then.....ALDO WAS BAPTIZED. A day of miracles my friends. A crazy day! But so rewarding. Then after church, Aldo was able to talk to his family in Mexico! He told them about his baptism and he is so excited to share the gospel with them. Isn't the gospel great?!
The Church is true. Christ lives. Long week, but many blessings!:)