Well, its definitely OFFICIAL. Summer has come early here! It has been a week of sun, sun, and more sun! Its actually suppose to be winter still, but with the whole air current of ''El Nino'' coming in, it's totally changed the weather patterns here. AND all the kids have to go to school on Saturdays too because El Nino brings torrential downpours and the schools have to close a lot. So every time we ask the kids how they're doing they're all bummed because they have to go to school! Que triste.
BUT! On to this week: we got to have a sweet multi-zone confrence with Presidente and it was awesome! Learned a whole lot about Unity and love for everyone. When me and Hermana Carbajal were able to apply those principles to our daily teachings, we were able to see so many miracles!
First off, we got a call from the Bishop one day and aparently there is a family of less-actives that moved into our ward that want to come back to church because they have a 9 year old son, Jheremy, who isn't baptized! So we were able to go to their house and teach them and Jheremy is AWESOME. Super attentive and wants to learn more. We're planning a baptismal service for him for after General Conference!
Also, we were knocking on doors when we were able to meet Susan! She's studying to be a dentist! I told her that my dad is a dentist too and after a bit of talking she invited us in and we were able to teach her. AND she came to church yesterday with us! She's super interested and wants to learn more.
And Alondra's doing pretty great. She has such a great spirit and desires to be baptized, but her parents are pretty against it. But the other day we had the impression to teach her about fasting and we were able to fast with her yesterday so that her parents might understand. So I know something good's going to happen. But its all in the Lord's time.
Just to finish, I'd like to share a new favorite scripture! Its in D&C 6:13. I've only got my scriptures in spanish with me right now, but it talks about how the GREATEST of all the gifts of God is salvation. And if we have faith and are fiel, we WILL recieve this gift. And it gives me hope that even though we might fall and make mistakes, we can ALWAYS repent and have that hope to gain eternal life with our families.
Love you all and love being able to help these people here gain that gift which is the GREATEST gift of all: salvation.
P.S. My companion from the MTC, Hermana Updaul was at the Muli-zona!!! She was in mission Trujillo and I was in Lima Oeste, but now we're both in TRUJILLO SUR!
|Me and Hermana Updaul|
|All of us that came from the Lima West Mission|