So I can not believe that this transfer is already over!!!! So crazy!!!
our trainer Sister wells is leaving. she is going to marvista and back
to work in the VC. and me and sister Blair are staying here... and im
senior companion, but mostly becasue I can drive. So ya, we will have
some great stories coming up because we don't speak the greatest
spanish.... but the lord will help us :)
So this week we set two more
baptism dates! One with Ana Perez. She is 26 and her and her husband
justgot married 3 weeks ago and moved here. He is a member of the
church, he got baptized 3 years ago, and has been working with Ana for a
while now. he even took her to the visitors center! and she told us in
our first lesson that he goal is to be married in the temple forever!!!!
Our other baptism is Eduardo.
He is in his 30's and is a recovering drug addict. He from the moment we
started talking to him on the street, we could all feel that he has the
strongest spirit and so much faith. In our first lesson he kept saying
he didn't know if he was good enough for the church, but we cleared that
up quickly :) and today we taught him again, and he's been reading the
book of mormon and likes it. and he told us today that will have a light
about us, and that he wants that light too. so amazing that he can see
and feel the difference!!!
So those are my stories for
this week. Oh and Dad, Martha made us arroz con leche this week!!!! It
was amazing and reminded me of you :) she also said she would teach me
how to make tamales!!
Well I love you all so much adn miss you a ton. thank you for all your support and love.love you!
the coolest thing happened this week........... Elder Cook came to our
mission!!!!! He was amazing. He and his cute wife talked to us. He
talked about things that we had been praying about! It was so cool to be
able to hear him speak and shake is hand! It was a great day
Also this week we had a little
bit of bad news. Martha has a law of chastity problem. She has a man
living with her because he is a friend and has cancer and needs help. So
we arent exactly sure what to do about it cause it is still considered
as co-habitating. so we are going to have to talk to president about it.
So please keep her in your prayers. But she did come to church again
yesterday and she loved it! I know she'll get baptized as soon as we
figure this problem out.
Our other baptismal dates are
Marco and Ruben. And when we went to teach them last friday night, Marco
surprised us with dinner after the lesson. and guess what it was.....
Soup. but not just any soup, it was shrimp, fish tale, fish spine, fish
head, octapuse soup!!! Haha I have never chewed or swollowed so fast in
my life!! It was so funny to watch sister Blair eat it casue she hates
fish, but she did eat all of it :) it was a night I will never forget
The spanish is getting better. I
just wish the people would breath a few times inbetween every 10
sentences!! they speak so fast! But Im learning and will keep trying my
best. but please keep praying for me.
Well I can't really think of anything else other than be member
missionaries! Get to know the missionaries in your ward. Invite them
over for dinner and get to know them. It will help you understand what
im doing. We really can't do anything without members!
I love you all so much, and
miss you everyday. But I feel so blessed to have the chance to be here
doing the lords work! love you
Well I loved talking to you all yesterday! best day ever! I miss you all so much.
i totally forgot to tell you tat this coming saturday Quinten L Cook is
coming to our mission to talk to us!!!!! Im so excited. it will be
awesome. We had zone conferences this last week and I learned so much.
It was kinda sad cause it was president and sister bakers last ones,
they go home at the end of this transfer, (may 29) but we are all
excited to meet our new president and his wife :)
Well I don't know what else to
say so im just going to bare my testimony that this church is true. Just
in the last month ive seen the lords hand to many times to ever deny
that He's there. This is his work and he is always there for us. I love
the gospel with all my heart. I hope that I can share it with anyone and
everyone that will listen, because the gospel is for everyone :)
monday after p-day was over we had a lesson with Martha. She was a
referral from the english elders and this was the second time we taught
her. So we went over and she had read in the BOM!! and she liked it.
shes not a good reader so it was huge that she did that! Then we taught
the first part of the restoration and she seemed to understand. then i
extended the baptismal invitation! and she said yes! then we set a date
for june 9th. she was a little nervous about it being to soon, but we
told her we would teach her a lot more before then. so she accepted :)
and she totally came to the mothers day party on friday ans hermana
perez became her freind and gave her a tour of the church. and she came
to church yesterday! and she loved it! she is incredible. shes 62 and
has three kids. she is so loving and just humble as ever. we asked her
to say the closing prayer, and showed her the pamphlet on how we pray.
she wanted me to say a prayer first adn then she would. so i did, and
then it was her turn and she just read that "how to pray" box! haha she
thought it was a memorized prayed. haha it was pretty funny.
Tuesday we did service for
hermana paque, and we have been cleaning her back yard, which had a ton
of junk and weeds and equipment and just so much stuff. So i was trying
to grad this piece of wood to throw it out but i couldn't reach it cause
of this bucket that was in the way. so i went to step over the bucket
but ended up stepping on it and broke right through the lid and stepped
in old paint. it wasn't mixed so i just stepped in that watery oil stuff
on top, but it has been sitting there for YEARS so it smelled so bad!
oh man it was bad. and all the elders were laughing and my companions,
it was embarrassing, cause then hermana paque came out and brought
towels and a blow dryer and a new pair of socks, casue it smelled so bad
and was just gross. But later that night we got to teach Gary again,
the less active member and that was the highlight of my day. he is
awesome we actually got to teach him twice this week and both lessons
went great. I still feel like gary is the reason im here right now, so i
feel so blessed to be able to teach him.
And guess who I saw this week
after zone training..... Elder Beecher!! Haha his face was priceless!!
haha it was so good to see and catch up a little. I will actually see
him again tomorrow at zone conference so i'll be sure to take a picture.
Well i love being a missionary
still, yes it's hard but its so rewarding. we had some hard times this
week, but with the help of our wonderful elders in our district and the
power of the preisthood we got help :) I love you all so much, thank you
for the support, love and prayers. Love you