This week has been FULL of meetings and barely any time in our area! We were visited my Elder Hugo Martínez of the Seventy and it was awesome to learn from him! My favorite insight from him was his definition of a friend. A friend is someone who makes living the gospel easier. If they do not, they are not a friend.
Transfer week! My companion, Hna Jean, speaks 4 languages and goes home at the end of this transfer! So…. I just have to really work on not getting trunky with 2 dead comps back to back haha. But she is great and the sweetest girl ever! She is turning 25 so it´s cool being the young one for once.
I don’t have much time because today is a bit crazy but I am going to send some pictures! We have had a lot of miracles this week and it has truly testified to me that God is still a God of miracles and works through the FAITH of His children. (Moroni 7:26) I am so thankful to be a missionary and to see the hand of God in this work every day!
Well let me just share some fun experiences from this week because it’s been a wild week. 1. We learned fireflies are attracted to light because we were teaching in the dark and used our flashlights and one came directly at our faces and my companion smacked it with her hymn book and it came back at her like a ping pong ball…everyone was screaming and running away but it’s just a little firefly! haha!
2. We have baptisms coming up this Saturday! Filo and Leidi. They are grandma and granddaughter and the cutest ever! Filo was a grumpy old lady when we met her and she has warmed up to us so much and now she can’t stop laughing and smiling when we are around. They have been a huge miracle for us and are SO PREPARED. She had to give up some addictions, which is usually a hard process to get people to agree it is necessary, and she just agreed right off the bat and dropped everything the next morning! WHAT?? The Lord prepares His children.
3. We are teaching a group of mechanics whom we call “the lost boys” from Peter Pan. haha! There are 10-15 young men from ages 17-30 and are so receptive! It was honestly surprising because I’ve never taught any young men in my mission due to them being “freco” or flirty. but these boys actually listen! We made it a goal to teach men beacuse our little branch only has 4 men over the age of 18. Two of them even came to church! YAY! They are all pretty rowdy so one night we sang and prayed with them and the silence was incredible! They all folded their arms and bowed their heads and it was so reverent! I was in shock and we could all feel the Spirit. Also, they all live on our street so now we have a little gang that will protect us, haha.
That’s about all the interesting things I can think of for this week. Oh, and I hit my 1 year mark! Last 6 months. 🙂 Time to work harder than ever!!!
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